1: What is your name and stage name or company if you have one?
2: What is your skill, craft, profession, or industry that you are in… In your own words?
Professional Freestyle Skater, Juggler, Acrobat, Freerunner, Fire Performer.
3: What got you interested in, or involved with circus?
Got my first contract with Ringling Bros Circus because of my skills in Freestyle Ice Skating, and still working in circus today because I love the lifestyle.
4: What is the biggest challenge you faced in your professional career so far?
Go on stage in front thousands and thousands of people for the first time.
5: What is one fond memory you have of the circus?
Meeting so many people from all over the world, making new friendships.
6: Where do you see your professional career going, where would you like to end up?
Performing for the biggest companies in this world, like Cirque du Soleil, etc...
7: If you could change one thing about your field in the circus in the present, present or future … What would it be?
Trying to incorporate new extreme sports in circus world.
8: What is the one best piece of advice you can give to someone starting off in this field?
Never back down, never give up, look up, and smile !
9: If someone wanted to learn more about you or what you do, where should they go?
Search Kevin Radigue professional circus performer on YouTube and Facebook.
10: Is there anything else on your mind about circus or this field you would like the reader of this to know?
There is a place for everyone in circus.
The Imperial OPA is a leader in the Circus field, we are the Circus of Atlanta, and as such its our duty to help lift up others.
Further, we believe that knowledge is power. Knowledge can help inspire, help lift up, and better direct those in the field with us currently and those who are coming up. Knowledge is gained in time, training and living and it costs but time to pass along.
Beyond this, guests and friends want to know more about who these artists are, what inspires circus people to perform, what was the inspiration for them to start living this life. So many questions.
To address all these points and many more, we present the Artist Insights program. This program is aimed at interviewing people and spreading knowledge and supporting those around us on their search for knowledge. We hope you enjoy reading the blog posts form time to time from various artists.
Want to be interviewed as well?
We are always looking for Artists, Producers, Circus owners and others who want to pass along their knowledge to help others learn.
If you are interested, send us an email (* Circus(at)theimperialopa(dot)com ) and let us know a bit about you.
We will follow up with questions for you.