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CAST & CREATIVE

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VIKTOR GORODETSKYY

VIKTOR GORODETSKYY

UNICYCLE & SPINNING PLATES This third generation circus artist started his circus career at the age of 5, since then he has met his wife and now they perform together their unicycle act. Also travelling with Viktor and Yuliia is their 5 year old son who is soon to start his own circus career following in his parents footsteps.

YULIIA GORODETSKA

YULIIA GORODETSKA

UNICYCLE For the last 10 years, she has been travelling around the globe (including the UK from 2017 - 2019) with her husband performing their unicycle act. However before she met her husband and ran away with the circus, she started out her career as a professional hairdresser, something which has served her especially well over the last year when their contract in the UK was cancelled due to the pandemic.

AYOUB HAMDA

AYOUB HAMDA

PARKOUR Parkour and Freerunning changed Ayoubs life as well as his way of thinking, this discipline strengthened him to overcome not only the walls during practice but the obstacles in his life. He loves performing coaching, photography, and reading philosophical books. He is often found trying new things and has taught himself breakdancing, fire staff and skateboarding. He also teaches Parkour for kids and adults alike, whilst also performing nationally and internationally.

FOUAD BOUCHAOA

FOUAD BOUCHAOA

PARKOUR Fouad comes from Morocco and is someone who always has a smile on his face. Since being a young child, he has loved singing and traveling, but the discovery of the Parkour and Freerunning and later Contemporary Dance; enabled him to merge into a large community and to fuse those arts together. He also has coached others, performed at several events internationally, and has participated in and won competitions.

HICHAM BOUCHAOA

HICHAM BOUCHAOA

PARKOUR Another member of the trio from Tangier/Morocco. Hicham loves to travel and to discover new cultures, he enjoys seeing the world from different perspectives. He started practicing Parkour and Freerunning 13 years ago and has appeared on ‘Arabs Got Talent. He was often found by his parents practicing Kung-Fu and others martial arts in the mirror as a child due to his then idol Jackie Chan. Hicham is looking forward to more experiences and adventures that will make him grow as a person

TETIANA LOTIUK

TETIANA LOTIUK

CIRCUS DANCER She counts herself as the happiest person, she absolutely loves life and is grateful for all, especially her work. The first time she went on stage was at five years old, and since then no one could take her off it, as she feels it is her second home. "Every time I perform in front of an audience, I live through a completely new fairy tale. I am in love with my passion for dance and would like to share this love with everyone".

VALENTYN LYSAKOVSKYI

VALENTYN LYSAKOVSKYI

AERIAL POLE He has performed in many different circuses around the world, as well as a few different tv shows such as "Ukraine's Got Talent" and "Le plus grand cabaret du monde - Patrick Sebastien". However when he is not wowing audiences onstage he enjoys a wide range of hobbies including: cinematography, photography, bodybuilding contests, and travelling. He also absolutely adores raccoons, so much so he has a tattoo of one and he visits petting zoos to play with them!

SERGII MALYNIVSKYI

SERGII MALYNIVSKYI

AERIAL POLE Before he joined the circus Sergii performed as a professional break-dancer for many years, he performed with a big dance team across Ukraine. Since then he has found his love for circus and enjoys travelling around the world. Aside from his work life he enjoys training in the gym and has a pet dog.

KSENIA ARCHER

KSENIA ARCHER

WIRE WALKER & PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Ksenia started her wire walking journey at 7 years old, when she fell in love with a wire walking troupe whilst on tour with the Moscow State Circus. Since then she has trained with some of the World's leading wire walkers and gone on to perform across the UK and abroad. Outside the circus ring, her hobbies include: singing, modelling, card games and reading. She also is great lover of food and is interested in healthy eating.

SERHII DOMARATSKYI

SERHII DOMARATSKYI

BMX He has dedicated most of his life to his love for this sport and to this day he can't imagine himself without a bike. In his small hometown he was able to build bike trails himself, and thanks to them as well as a lot of hard work and practice he discovered new opportunities, which developed in him the qualities that without this sport would be impossible. He has participated in many competitions where has won a range of prizes. "BMX is an integral part of me".

REINALDO DAS NEVES MONTEIRO

REINALDO DAS NEVES MONTEIRO

ROLA-ROLA He is from a Portuguese circus family specializing in high balance Rola-Rola, after completing his studies in Lisbon, he started performing on the circus ring at the Spanish Gran Circo Mundial at the age of 16 with his family act. Later in 2005 he competed in the prestigious 29° Festival du Cirque de Monte-Carlo. In 2007 he started his solo act and from there he has performed in many circuses and tv shows around the world.

LINA DOLESKO

LINA DOLESKO

CIRCUS DANCER She has spent the majority of her life pursuing her passion for dance, performing around Ukraine and abroad, she also took part in the European Cheerleading Championships. She now also enjoys creating her own choreography, for her own dance routines. Aside from her work life she also enjoys DJing as a hobby as she absolutely loves music and is studying in that field.

PETRO CHORNENKYI

PETRO CHORNENKYI

CLOWN A very creative person with a huge heart, whose favourite thing in the world is to entertain adults and children alike. The last year has been very trying for most people but especially for creative individuals like Petro, for him it’s the first tour since the beginning of the pandemic so he is very excited to be back. He is always on the lookout for creative ideas to spark his imagination and influence new routines.

KSENIIA ISAIEVA

KSENIIA ISAIEVA

CIRCUS DANCER At 3 years old her mother took her to her first rhythmic gymnastics lesson, which led her to spending 15 years of her life devoted to this sport. After that she continued her career in dancing, spending the last 5 years touring around the globe with circuses, energized by the smiles of the audiences. Aside from her work Kseniia is a big coffee lover and has a very sweet tooth, she also has her darling doggy who is according to her, "The best pug in the world!".

IRYNA TOKARIEVA

IRYNA TOKARIEVA

CIRCUS DANCER She has danced her way around many countries and tv shows including the Voice Ukraine and X- Factor Ukraine. She considers herself as a very stylish individual who also takes pleasure from finding other people their own style. Her name is Iryna but goes by Irma in life by all her friends and family. She also has a dog called Archie.

KOSTIANTYN TSYMBAL

KOSTIANTYN TSYMBAL

BMX He has spent most of his life training extreme BMX and because of this he is now able to perform spectacular tricks and jumps which leave the audience amazed. Over the years he has earned many prizes from different competitions, and he has participated in many BMX shows around the world.

ANOUCHKA BOUGLIONE

ANOUCHKA BOUGLIONE

HULA HOOP With a French father and German mother, she is the 7th generation of the prestigious Bouglione circus family. She entered the ring at the young age of 8 and since then, she has performed her hula-hoop act all around the world. Along with her husband and three children she has travelled with many circuses and now for the first time with Circus Cortex.

KRISTINA BAUTINA

KRISTINA BAUTINA

COSTUME MASTER She is a Lady with very high expertise in her field, she has over 15 years of experience making costumes and evening dresses. She finished the Moscow university of design and then went on to study at the Ecole Lesage Atelier De Broderie, the oldest and finest school of couture in Paris. She is also an official designer for the LambertZ fashion show in Germany.

TATIANA OZHIGANOVA

TATIANA OZHIGANOVA

COSTUME DESIGNER An exceptionally skilled designer, who is responsible for the designs of most of the costumes you see here at Circus Cortex. She has been designing costumes for 7 years now, and has worked with many UK shows such as the London Cabaret Club and Giffords Circus. She is an official designer for LambertZ fashion show and she has also had her work published as a new and upcoming designer in Fashzilla magazine.

SHANNON ARCHER

SHANNON ARCHER

BOX OFFICE MANAGER Born into a circus family, Shannon knows the ins and outs of circus like the back of her hand. She is a hard worker and enjoys all aspects of circus life, from dealing with customers and ensuring that they are happy on a daily basis, to travelling around the UK and exploring new and unknown places. Aside from her work Shannon also enjoys watching a good series and relaxing in the sun on the beach, with her two beautiful doggies.

JUNIOR JANOS MANTSCH

JUNIOR JANOS MANTSCH

TECHNICIAN He is a man of many talents, not only is he a capable technician that speaks many languages but he has also had to step in as a clown, something which he very much enjoyed and would be eager to do again as he possesses a feel for comedy. In his free time, he also loves scuba diving, and he would like to one day pursue this further than a hobby.

SVITLANA DVOYASHKINA

SVITLANA DVOYASHKINA

CHOREOGRAPHER She started her career as a ballroom dancer and together with her ballroom partner they travelled the world performing in many shows of all types. She then moved on to become a very established choreographer and the head of MIPARTI dance group, which has performed at many events and shows across the globe.

PAUL ARCHER

PAUL ARCHER

DIRECTOR & GENERAL MANAGER He started as a professional juggler, and progressed into directing and managing the world-renowned Moscow State Circus in the UK for 15 years. Now along with his wife Irina he's the director of Circus Cortex. He's also the secretary for the Association of Circus Proprietors of GB and is on the forefront of communications with local and central government on behalf of UK circuses. Besides his work life he is a big fan of Derby County FC.

IRINA ARCHER

IRINA ARCHER

DIRECTOR & PRODUCER She started as a professional gymnast in Russia, competing around the world. She then performed with world famous shows and companies such as:"Releve" - Moscow, "Tihany" - S-America and "Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey" - USA. After, she came to the UK and cworked as a producer and later agent for shows such as "The Moscow State Circus", "Circus Extreme" and now her very own show "Circus Cortex"! She is a very hardworking person who quite literally never stops working.