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Stacy Clark • Interviews from the Inside

Where in the world am I today?: North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Prologue: I first met Stacy Clark as part of the Circus And Magic Partnership back in 2005. Of that first meeting I recall being struck by the fact that this acrobat and aerialist was also super business savvy and super nice. We seemed to have a similar world view and I was aware very early on that we were destined to be great friends! I also really enjoyed her smile though in this shot she’s got her bad girl cheer leader face on… She was posing for this picture looking tough, but it’s one of the few times that I’ve seen her with out a smile on her face… Well unless she’s attached to her Blackberry… The girls got some man phone skills too! Of our first meeting Stacy recall’s these things –

And I recall noticing that a) you are tall b) you are kind  c) you scrunch up your nose when you smile. You were also good enough to rub my aching shoulders after a day of hauling kids.

Over the last few years she’s made herself an indispensable member of the C.A.M.P. family and has been a huge resource of information when ever I’ve had questions about Cirque du Soleil because her day job is being a gymnastics scout for Cirque. Cool gig! Cooler person – very glad to count her amongst my friends!


Name: Stacy Clark
Birthday: December 21, 1969
Place of Birth: Montreal, QC, Canada
Started Peforming/Working in the Industry: 2000.
Discipline: Aerial acrobatics.
Websites: www.highstrung.ca
Video Link: http://www.highstrung.ca/video.php?src=videos/highstrung.mp4&type=qt
Venues Worked: Many a street, pitch, parking lot, field. In theatres big and small, on TV and in film.

Hot 10 Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream and why? • Häagen-Dazs butter pecan. Rich, pecan-y goodness!
  2. Name one movie that would make it to your Top 10 all-time great films.Dirty Dancing. Not even kidding.
  3. What was your favorite toy from childhood? • Lemon twist. I also had a balance beam in my backyard.
  4. Who were your biggest inspirations when you got started? •Having started street performing SO late in life, I admired anyone who made me laugh and feel connected. I still do.
  5. From the world of animation what one character do you most identify with or see yourself in?Cindy Lou Who.
  6. Name something that scares you. • Not being prepared.
  7. Apart from the entertainment industry, name one other job you’ve had. I have marketed/advertised aircraft, major sports teams and Broadway-style theatre shows… I also scooped ice cream in high school.
  8. What’s something you haven’t done yet that you’d like to try? • Being rich.
  9. What’s your least favourite thing about being a performer? • Bad weather. And maybe hauling our giant road cases through mud.
  10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? • “Welcome to the circus! And no, you don’t need liability insurance.”

The Nugget:

Pick one nugget of wisdom you’ve picked up from your career in Show Business to share with the World.

Be yourself, be accessible to your public, and no matter what happens, just keep smilin’.

–Stacy Clark

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