“I had complete trust that Rodleigh would keep me safe, and that his belief in my ability to try something was based on his confidence and understanding of the element.”
“Rodleigh was there at the very beginning of my circus career… He taught me the fundamentals of aerial arts, and performing. Coming from a gymnastics and sports acrobatics background, a lot of my core strength and flexibility were already present when I met Rodleigh at the age of 9. He used this to shape my aerial, body and equipment awareness, as well as my knowledge and skills for the Circus/Aerial World.
We performed an entertaining character-based Adagio act together which gave me my first taste of what it was like to perform professionally. I also learnt Silks, Triple Trapeze, Lyra, Flying Trapeze, Spanish Web, Cable, Pyramids and Bungee under his guidance.
He bought humour and passion to training which I believe is a huge key to his success. “Left let… you other left leg!”
A key attribute is his extensive knowledge of the Circus World. He is a 5th generation circus performer, with aerial knowledge coming out of his ears! ha
I would definitely recommend Rodleigh to any of my friends/coworkers, as I believe his passion and dedication to Circus is inspiring. I am very grateful for the knowledge and fundamentals I learnt from Rodleigh when I was younger, as these basics were so important when furthering my skills and turning performing into my career.
Thank you Rodleigh!”
Toruk, Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia