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Two-Time World Acrobaticgymnastics Champion, USA Gymnastics Hall of Famer, Cirque Du Soleil artist and RAINN Advocate Shenea Stiletto discusses Acro handstanding in terms of training tips, coaching, and exploring circus and acrobatic gymnastics competitive life as she has lived it from past to current and what the future may bring. Each episode of Live Like An Acrobat Shenea Stiletto will bring you insight through her own experiences and sometimes with the addition of special guests as well.

Live Like An Acroba‪t‬ Shenea Stiletto

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Two-Time World Acrobaticgymnastics Champion, USA Gymnastics Hall of Famer, Cirque Du Soleil artist and RAINN Advocate Shenea Stiletto discusses Acro handstanding in terms of training tips, coaching, and exploring circus and acrobatic gymnastics competitive life as she has lived it from past to current and what the future may bring. Each episode of Live Like An Acrobat Shenea Stiletto will bring you insight through her own experiences and sometimes with the addition of special guests as well.

    Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep.28: Whitney Houston Tribute Artist Ikenna Amaechi

    Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep.28: Whitney Houston Tribute Artist Ikenna Amaechi

    #livelikeanacrobatpodcast #ikennaamaechi #whitneyhouston #blackherstorymonth


    To celebrate the closing of Black History Month on the Live Like An Acrobat Podcast, host Shenea Stiletto interviews the sensational German-Nigerian Whitney Houston Tribute Artist Ikenna Amaechi. Ikenna has an international career spanning two decades with highlights including the live broadcast of the gay pride Maspalomas de Gran Canaria which was seen by over 30 million people in 84 countries worldwide, and he was a special guest in the famed black soul production of All Night Long at the The Wintergarten Variete in Berlin, Germany. Ikenna has additionally in most recent years performed his own open air concerts as a Wintergarten Headliner. One of the most notable events of Ikenna Amaechi’s career was when his stunning photo as Whitney Houston was used by mistake on the Piers Morgan show on CNN during his interview with LL Cool J discussing the tragic passing of the star. Ikenna Amaechi received global fame and recognition with the use of the photo which circulated all over the world as the representation of the famed songstress.


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    Website:

    http://ikenna.de/home/


    Piers Morgan CNN:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2173570/amp/Piers-Morgan-mistakes-celebrity-drag-queen-Whitney-Houston-embarrassing-air-goof.html



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    Watch The CROWN:

    https://youtu.be/X-pqinZTKqQ

    In Center Ring-The Cast of The CROWN:

    https://youtu.be/69HMvjkJGhY


    Think Like An Acrobat Vlog Ep.4 -Let's Speak For Yourself: Navigating Dating & Relationships with Erin Tillman

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    Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep.27: Founder Of African Dream Circus Yeneneh Tesfaye

    Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep.27: Founder Of African Dream Circus Yeneneh Tesfaye

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    For this third episode of Season Two of the Live Like An Acrobat Podcast, host Shenea Stiletto interviews Yeneneh Tesfaye; the Founder, Artistic Director and Co-Director of African Dream Circus, President of the Addis Ababa Circus Association, Vice President of the Ethiopian National Circus Association,  & member of the executive committee of the Ethiopian Gymnastics Federation. 

    Yeneneh Tesfaye has an incredible performance history as a multi-skilled acrobatic artist with a spectacular specialty in ladder/chinese chair stacking, group circus banquin, hoop diving, and as a facilitator of artists through his performance company the African Dream Circus who have been featured in shows such as Cirque Du Soleil’s KA & Messi 10, Mother Africa, The Wintergarten, Port Aventura, Cirque Dreams, Arlette Hanson Winter Circus, Circus Finlandia, The Gop, The Royal Circus, Fantasialand, Circus Poland, the Empire Touring Show by Spiegel World, The Palazzo, Cirque Phenix, The Africa Africa Show, and the UniverSoul Circus.


    African Dream Circus Website:

    http://www.africandreamcircus.com/

    Facebook:

    https://m.facebook.com/AFRICAN-DREAM-CIRCUS-113586505340184/

    https://www.facebook.com/yenacircus

    Instagram:

    https://instagram.com/african_dream_circus?igshid=yk6gw5y6jvtq


    Yeneneh Tesfaye Ladder Act:
    https://youtu.be/sBKRrrxU4-A

    African Dream Circus Presents:

    Icarian games
    https://youtu.be/55rAWYGucPc
    https://youtu.be/kJMGhT3ucpA

    Hand voltage act
    https://youtu.be/WdBgEGG7dbI

    Trio balance
    https://vimeo.com/245921270
    https://youtu.be/_fNZPZBn42I

    Juggling
    https://vimeo.com/245198032

    Hoop diving
    https://youtu.be/EQHuZKXcdr8

    Chinese pole
    https://youtu.be/0igq8BQTkGM



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    Think Like An Acrobat Vlog Ep.3 -Let's Negotiate For Yourself: The Art of A Good Contract

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep.26: The Uncle Junior Project - Founder Veronica Blair

    Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep.26: The Uncle Junior Project - Founder Veronica Blair

    #livelikeanacrobatpodcast #unclejuniorproject #circus


    For this special Inaugural episode of the Live Like An Acrobat Podcast, host Shenea Stiletto honors a historic moment in American History by interviewing Aerialist, Instructor, Moderator, Director, and Circus Historian Veronica Blair as she celebrates the Ten Year Anniversary of the Uncle Junior Project; her ongoing docuseries which archives the legacy of African American circus artists for future generations.


    The Uncle Junior Project:

    https://www.unclejrproject.com

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    Veronica Blair:

    https://www.veronicablairaerial.com


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    https://www.instagram.com/veronica_blair_aerialist/?hl=en

    @BlackAerialist:

    https://instagram.com/blackaerialist?igshid=rv44iirgoztv

    @HOTBROWNHONEY:

    https://www.instagram.com/hotbrownhoney/?hl=en

    @victims_voices_circus

    https://instagram.com/victims_voices_circus?igshid=1n6w6ctlza023

    CircusTalk Panels:

    https://youtu.be/cUPm4TRraBE

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    Veronica Blair has studied with some of the most celebrated and prominent artists in her field, including trapeze great LaNorma Fox, Ringling Bros. first African-American Aerialist Pa-Mela Hernandez, and the renowned “God Father of the Tissu” Gérard Fasoli of Centre National des Arts du Cirque / Cnac.

    Veronica has since performed with several other renowned groups and productions around the globe such as AntiGravity, Universal Studios Japan and Warner Bros. Music. She has been a part of Germany’s most successful circus show, “AFRIKA! AFRIKA!”, and was the lead aerialist in KAMAU’s “BooDha” music video with over 100k views on YouTube.

    Expanding her portfolio beyond performing, Veronica launched the development of “The Uncle Junior Project” in 2010. The ongoing documentary shines a light on the careers of African-American circus performers, including Emanual “Uncle Junior” Ruffin who remained largely uncredited for his contributions to American Circus until after his death. In 2017 she was invited to speak at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival about her experience as producer and director of “The Uncle Junior Project”, and served as organizer and moderator on a panel highlighting the African-American circus experience. She’s also worked with the African-American Art and Culture Complex to stage Entrapment to Entertainment: A Celebration of Blacks in American Circus, a three month exhibition that ran from October, 2013 – January 2014 with over 1,000 attendees.

    Veronica Blair is presently an aerial performer, instructor and aerial director at Celebrity Cruises Productions.


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    Think Like An Acrobat Vlog Ep.3 -Let's Negotiate For Yourself: The Art of A Good Contract

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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep.25: Launching “ Tales App” with Creator Arpit Agarwal

    Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep.25: Launching “ Tales App” with Creator Arpit Agarwal

    #Livelikeanacrobatpodcast #TalesApp #Performingarts


    Celebrating the New Year and Season Two of the Live Like An Acrobat Podcast, host Shenea Stiletto interviews Arpit Agarwal about his current launch of an innovative new online entertainment platform for the World’s Best Performing Artists in the form of the “ Tales” App.

    Arpit Agarwal is the founder/CEO of Rainbow Labs Inc. and is currently building Tales - An ad free platform to discover the world’s best performing artists. He is passionate about building technology to equip artists with the tools to effortlessly reach their audience, worldwide. At Tales, he also envisions building an online performing arts theater where people can experience innovations in different art forms from the comfort of their homes. Previously, he was the founder of Pixet which was acquired in 2018 and also worked at Google after graduating from Urbana-Champaign with a Masters in Computer Science.



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    Tales is currently available on iOS and the web. Join us today, and upload videos of all your work to be featured on our homepage! 

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    Think Like An Acrobat Vlog Ep.3 -Let's Negotiate For Yourself: The Art of A Good Contract

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep.24: @Cirque_Psych Founder Janelle Peters

    Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep.24: @Cirque_Psych Founder Janelle Peters

    On this special #holiday episode of the Live Like An #Acrobat #Podcast, host Shenea Stiletto #interviews Circus Artist & Founder of @Cirque_Psych Janelle Peters to discuss the #narrative around #mental #health within the #circus #arts #community, and what #resources are available to the community at large with a special emphasis on how to generate #progressive mental health during the holiday season.

    @Cirque_Psych provides #psychoeducational materials directed at exploring and understanding our beautiful, complex, circus minds. Janelle's work as @cirque_psych helps create space for conversations about mental health, wellbeing, and social #justice in the circus community. She provides tools, resources, and inspiration that reminds us of the ways our circus work and our #wellbeing are deeply #interconnected.

    @Cirque_Psych Workshops-

    Mental Health First Aid for Circus:

    Mental health struggles have been stigmatized in western culture, and in many athletic and other training spaces for generations. However, they are just as common as physical health struggles.  This workshop helps coaches and students to dismantle stigma, and learn skills for supporting their students’  and classmates’ mental health while maintaining appropriate boundaries. Participants will gain vocabulary, specific strategies, and a better understanding of how common mental health difficulties can impact circus humans. You will leave feeling more confident and empowered to care for your community members even when they’re struggling, and with resources for when their needs exceed your capacity or your role.

    Janelle is a professional #contortionist, #aerialist, and coach based in Denver, Colorado.
    Janelle is an artistic chameleon, and adapts to a wide variety of roles, genres and theatrical tones. She has choreographed and performed in solo and ensemble acts, collaborating across the United States as well as internationally.


    Follow @Cirque_Psych:

    https://www.instagram.com/cirque_psych/?hl=en

    Workshop Website:

    http://janelledinosaurs.com

    Follow @happinesswarrior108:

    https://www.instagram.com/happinesswarrior108/?hl=en

    The Easy Path-Martin Riedel Explores Grief with Circus:

    https://circustalk.com/news/the-easy-path-martin-riedel-explores-grief-with-circus

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    Think Like An Acrobat Vlog Series: Ep.2 Let's Resource For Yourself: Mastering Virtual Event Planning

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep.23: “ Exotic Aerialist ” Candace Cane 

    Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep.23: “ Exotic Aerialist ” Candace Cane 

    On this episode of the Live Like An #Acrobat #Podcast, host Shenea Stiletto interviews world famous #pole performer, #dance instructor, #burlesque artist and all around #entertainer Candace Cane. 

    Candace's passion for pole dancing and shaking her tail feather has landed her several gigs where she displayed her talents in live concerts for Snoop Dogg & Ashanti, movies such as "Dolemite Is My Name", The Grammy’s, and music videos for artists like Rihanna, Nicki Minaj & Rae Sremmurd, Maroon 5, G Eazy, Ed Sheeran, & many others.

    Candace Cane was the Level 5 Exotic winner at the Pole Sport Organizations’s US National Pole Championship in 2017, USNPC 2017 Doubles Winner, & the Pacific Pole Championship Winner in 2018.

    Candace Cane is a resident #performer with Tonya Kay’s Pinup Pole Show, burlesque artist at Next Door Lounge, and former entertainer at Flaming Saddles WeHo, Playhouse Nightclub, & Penthouse Day Club. 

    Her areas of circus practice include Pole, aerial pole, lollipop pole, #Lyra, #hammock, #handbalancing, #handstand canes, and #contortion. Candace offers public and private lessons through :

    https://higherlearningdance.com


    Follow @sweetmscandace:

    https://www.instagram.com/sweetmscandace/?hl=en

    You can catch Candace Cane’s upcoming virtual burlesque performance by following the link below:

    @MarvelousandMelanated L.A Black #Burlesque & Variety Artists Revue:

    https://www.instagram.com/marvelousandmelanated/?hl=en

    The Invisible Vegan:

    https://youtu.be/S4VA8jmRnyU

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    Think Like An Acrobat Vlog Series: Ep.2 Let's Resource For Yourself: Mastering Virtual Event Planning

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