CircusTalk appoints Stacy Clark as CEO to elevate the circus industry’s fastest growing career platform to the next level
NEW YORK, NY, June 14, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — CircusTalk announced today that Stacy Clark has been appointed CEO of the company. Clark will assume responsibilities on July 1st 2021. A recognized leader in the circus arts, Clark has over 20 years of experience as an artist, coach and casting professional.
“With a growing need for resources that level the playing field in the circus industry, CircusTalk focuses on providing a career platform rich with tools and resources for the multidisciplinary performing arts, and we are thrilled to have Stacy lead our team forward on this path. Her decades long, multifaceted experience in the circus industry and her deeply human centered approach to talent management and career progression strongly resonates with the values and beliefs of Circus Talk,” commented CircusTalk founder, Andrea Honis.
“From its inception, CircusTalk has been innovating for the circus arts community,” says Clark. “Now, more than ever, the complex ecosystem that is circus and multidisciplinary performing arts is ready to rebound and reinvent itself, and casting will play a big role in that. I am passionate about nurturing professional and personal success in humans and feel strongly aligned with CircusTalk’s values and vision.”
Clark began as a street performer and freelance aerialist, and taught social circus before joining Cirque du Soleil as a talent scout in 2007. Clark recruited and coached world-class international performers for over a decade, and in 2018 she was promoted to Director of Casting, Sourcing and Recruitment. Clark is co-founder of Creative Athletic Performance, a performing arts consulting group and teaches career development and act development to the next generation of circus artists training at San Diego Circus Center. Clark holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Ryerson University, a Business Leadership diploma from Concordia University and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace certificate from USF Muma College of Business.
Launched in June 2017, CircusTalk.com, the fastest growing career platform for the circus industry, offers career resources and tools from casting to training. The platform is designed to help performers find their next engagement and help creators advance their projects. Our members represent 193 countries spanning five continents. CircusTalk plays a crucial role in promoting the circus arts worldwide, believing that circus adds to the rich tapestry of the performing arts through its delicate balance of risk-taking, trust and creative expression.
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