Cirque de la Symphonie
Cirque de la Symphonie is an exciting production formed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. This thrilling
adaptation of cirque performances on a stage shared with the symphony showcases many of the best artists in the world, bedazzling
the audience with aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen. These are among the
most accomplished veterans of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world. The artists are the best in the business
at what they do, and they include world record holders and gold-medal winners of international competitions. Their performances
are uniquely adapted to stage accommodations shared by symphonies, and each artist’s performance is choreographed to
the music arrangement provided by the maestro.
Irina Burdetsky lives in New York, but travels worldwide as one of the most entertaining hoops performers
in the business. She grew up in a circus family in Moscow, trained by some of the greatest names in acrobatics, gymnastics
and hoops, and traveled as one of the youngest performers with the Moscow Circus. She was awarded the Grand Silver Medal
by the Queen of Monaco at the Concours International Des Ecoles de Cirque in Monte Carlo. She starred in Japan’s Circus-Mircus,
world tours of Cirque Ingenieux, Cirque La Masque and Showboat in Atlantic City.
Aloysia Gavre is an incredible aerial performer from the Ecole National de Cirque, Montreal, with early
training from Master Lu-Yi and the Pickle Family Circus School. Her aerial acrobatics and graceful maneuvers on the aerial
hoop, suspended high above the stage, add three-dimensional excitement to the symphony and the music hall. She was the Special
Prize Winner at the International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo. A veteran of stage and theater performances worldwide,
she is best known as a veteran of Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam” and “O.” Her five years with
Quidam established her as one of the best aerial artists in the world, and today she shares that experience with others
by offering instructional programs in Los Angeles.
The strength and agility of Jarek and Darek of “Duo Design” is unmistakably one of the most powerful acts
to be included in Cirque de la Symphonie’s captivating program. This dynamic and exciting strength and hand-balancing
act from Warsaw, Poland, consists of Jaroslaw Marciniak and Dariusz Wronski, former Polish national hand-balancing
champions. They have competed and performed throughout Europe and the United States, winning championships in Evian, France,
and Sarasota, Florida. Over the past few years, these prolific performers have thrilled audiences at several NBA halftimes,
Cirque du Soleil, Circus Circus, Busch Gardens and the national tour of Cirque Ingenieux.
Alexander Streltsov is a Russian aerial artist who started working with future Cirque du Soleil choreographer
Pavel Brun and famed producer Valentin Gneushev when he was only 12, performing on Broadway at the Gershwin Theater. The
same year he won the gold medal at the prestigious Festival Mondial Du Cirque De L'Avenir in Paris. His combination of natural
strength, artistic expression and grace sets his performance apart from other aerialists. He has performed for three Russian
presidents and the Bolshoi Ballet, numerous symphonies in the United States and Europe and elaborate theater and stage
productions worldwide. He has been seen on many television appearances, such as the star-studded ABC-TV special “Christopher
Reeve—A Celebration of Hope” and the PBS nationwide broadcast of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Fourth
of July Celebration.
Vladimir Tsarkov provides a spell-binding performance with combinations of mime and juggling feats. A
favorite of the younger members of the audiences, his Red Harlequin act features rings, balls and batons. He is a veteran
of Circus Circus, Cirque Ingenieux and various Cirque de la Symphonie performances. He graduated from Russia’s prestigious
State College of Circus and Theater Arts and won the gold medal at the Cirque de Demain International Festival in France.
Elena Tsarkova, the “Lady in White,” is a graduate of the famed Moscow Circus School and
first-place winner of the prestigious National Russian Circus Festival. From her Master of Sports in gymnastics, she developed
into a unique and graceful performer with the Big Apple Circus, Switzerland’s Circus Knie and Germany’s Circus
Roncalli. Her combination of contortion, balance and graceful dance moves has made her a major star with Cirque de la Mur
in Florida and Circus Circus in Las Vegas.
Christine Van Loo is a seven-time consecutive National Champion, Female Olympic Athlete of the Year and
Athlete of the Decade in acrobatic gymnastics. She was inducted into the USSA (acro-gymnastics) Hall of Fame and the World
Acrobatics Society Gallery of Honor. As a professional aerialist and acrobat she has performed in the 2002 Winter Olympics,
at two Grammy Awards with No Doubt and Ricky Martin, at the American Music Awards with Aerosmith, the Miss Universe pageant
and Paul McCartney's European tour. She choreographed the aerials for Britney Spears World Tour and the Stars on Ice U.S.