Virgile Peyramaure

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  • 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




Founder of Les Étoiles LLC, Handstand and Hand to Hand Coach 2018-present
New York City
• Creator and leading coach of handstand private training program in person and on line. 
• Creator and lead coach of workshops in person and online.
• Creator and lead coach of summer retreats. 
 Creator and lead Handstand Coach of RETREATS WITH VIRGILE July 2023
Five Elements resort, Bali, Indonesia.
• Creator 
• Leading all level handstand classes

Co host and hanstand coach for Luxyoga Montana reatreat 2021-2022
B Barn Ranch Montana
• Leading all handstand classes

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 all handstand classes

 Handstand Coach   2018-2020
Los Angeles, California and New York City
• Leading handstand workshops for Tony Horton (P90X workout creator) event
• Master classes and workshops in various venues such as PURE Yoga, ALO Yoga and

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      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



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


  • 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

Click here to download Virgile's Resume (PDF file)

BIG Apple Circus
Cirque du soleil
Circus Roncalli
Monte Carlo festival mondial du cirque de demain