Virgile Peyramaure

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HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • 11 years performing and touring with family owned Trapanelle Circus
  • 4 years circus school training coached by Claude Victoria, focus in hand to hand and handstand
  • 20 years performing as an acrobat around the globe
  • 9 years creating, training, and performing company acts
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proven training and leadership capabilities
  • Mechanics and safety skills
  • Background in dance (tap, ballet, tango, jazz), acting, juggling, clowning and jockey on horses
  • Experience working with groups of various cultures and languages
  • Speaks fluent French and English

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

Founder of Les Étoiles LLC, Handstand and Hand to Hand Coach
New York City                on Going

• Private coaching
• Master classes and workshops in various venues such as PURE Yoga, ALO Yoga and
GOOGLE NYC

Co-creator, and Handstand Coach of VIRLINI retreats   2018-2019
Curtain Bluff resort, Antigua and Eden Rock resort, Dominican Republic
. Co-Creator and Co-host of the retreats
. Leading the handstand classes

 Handstand Coach   2018-2019
Los Angeles, California
. Leading handstand workshops for Tony Horton (P90X workout creator) event
THE PARAGON EXPERIENCE

 

Acrobatic Coach   2017-2018
Cirque Du Soleil, for the show CHRYSTAL
. Trainer for several acts: handstand on chairs, hand to hand, and banquine acts.

 

 Faculty coach   2016-2017
New England Center of Circus Arts, Brattelboro, VT
• Teach and train in Handstand, Headstand, Hand to Hand, tumbling technique and physical
conditioning to professional adult students and youth beginners

 

Assistant Artistic Director

Big Apple Circus, Lincoln Center, New York, NY and East Coast Cities 2014-2016

  •  Pre-cast, research and scout out acts for future productions
  • Manage cast, band, lighting, sound and show crews
  •  Act as liaison between artistic department and production departments
  •  Supervise and maintain the integrity of each show performance
  •  Write daily log and report directly to artistic director
  •  Coordinate and execute press and special events. Award shows: Mayor’s Awards For Arts and Culture / New York City, American Circus Awards, Career Transition for Dancers. Concerts and music videos: Britney Spear’s live concert in Big Top on Good Morning America. Film and TV shoots: Gotham,Fox-TV; Extreme Make Over, ABC-TV; Big Blue House, Disney; How Do They Do That, Discovery; Jeopardy, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, Today Show, Billions, Showtime

 

Assistant Artistic Director      2014-2016
Big Apple Circus, Lincoln Center, New York, NY and East Coast Cities

• Pre-cast, research and scout out acts for future productions
• Manage cast, band, lighting, sound and show crews
• Act as liaison between artistic department and production departments
• Supervise and maintain the integrity of each show performance
• Write daily log and report directly to artistic director
• Coordinate and execute press and special events. Award shows: Mayor’s Awards For Arts and
Culture / New York City, American Circus Awards, Career Transition for Dancers. Concerts
and music videos: Britney Spear’s live concert in Big Top on Good Morning America. Film
and TV shoots: Gotham,Fox-TV; Extreme Make Over, ABC-TV; Big Blue House, Disney;
How Do They Do That, Discovery; Jeopardy, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, Today Show,
Billions, Showtime

Artistic Coordinator       2009-2014
Big Apple Circus, Lincoln Center, New York, NY and East Coast Cities
• Communicate with and supervise show crews
• Write daily log and show reports
• Coordinate schedules for artist rehearsals and events
• Execute parking of trailers for each city on tour

 

Creator/Trainer        2002-2016
Big Apple Circus, Lincoln Center, New York, NY and East Coast Cities

• Create and design Trio and Duet Hand to Hand and Handstand Solo acts to fit specific themes
of shows including comedy acts
• Conceptualize, develop, execute and direct various acts: “Andrey Mantchev’s Solo Handstand
Act” 2010-2011, “Golden Statues” 2008-2009, “The God Father” 2005-2006, “The Acrobat
and the Bellboy” 2003-2004
• Advice on casting
• Generate specific training programs for different artists
• Research and design of props and body make-up
• Maintain integrity and coach artists on specific acts

 

 Assistant Director of Performance, Company Member       2001-2009
Big Apple Circus, Lincoln Center, New York, NY and East Coast Cities

• Acrobat, catcher, dancer, actor and juggler for various company acts
• Safety mechanic handler for aerial and ground acrobatic acts
• Company Captain: maintain choreography integrity
• Schedule daily artist rehearsals and ring time
• Execute parking of trailers for each city on tour

 

 Guest Artist

Big Apple Circus, Lincoln Center, New York, NY and East Coast Cities 2000-2001

  • Catcher and dancer for Hand to Hand act “Sophie and Virgile"

 

Free Lance Hand Stand and Hand-to-Hand Coach 2010-Present

  • Defying Gravity Children’s Gym, New Jersey. Coaching for ages 6-14 years old
  • Streb Art and Entertainment Tour Company Brooklyn, NY. Master Class workshop and private class
  •  Private coaching and consulting for established acts and up and coming performers

 

Free Lance Guest Artist, “Sophie and Virgile” Hand to Hand Tango Act

Worldwide Circus, Cabarets, Stadiums and Theater Venues 1991-2000

  • Contract negotiation
  • Manage marketing and bookings
  •  Hand to Hand catcher and dancer
  •  Costume and prop design
  •  Notable Tours and Theater contracts: TV show performances in Spain and Chile; William’s Club, Milan, Italy; Lido, Paris, France; Casino of Montreal, Canada; Apollo Variete, Essen, Germany; Utrecht Theater, Netherlands; Spiegelpalast Variete, Germany; G.O.P Variete, Hannover, Germany; Tivoli Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark; Platzl’s Theaterie, Munich, Germany; Weltweihnacht Circus, Stuttgart, Germany; Tigerpalast Variete, Frankfurt, Germany; Circus Roncalli tours, Germany and Austria; Wintergarden, Berlin, Germany; Cirque du Soleil and Circus Knie coproduction tour, Switzerland; Friedrichstadpalast, Berlin, Germany

 

EDUCATION

Centre National des Arts du Cirque, Chalons Sur Marne, France

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

  • Special prize winner 22nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo January, 1998
  • Gold medal winner International Circus Festival of Cirque de Demain, Paris, France January, 1995
  •  Special prize winner International Acrobatic Festival Wuqiao, China December, 1991

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