WHY CIRQUE? I’ve been working in dance my whole life, and choreographing since I was 16, but I’ve always wanted to be a part of this company. I saw my first Cirque show at 12, and I just love the aspect of magic it brings to the stage. It turns circus into a Broadway show. WHAT I DO: I play the Trickster. He created the world of Koozå, and pops out of this magical toy box at the beginning. He meets the Innocent and brings him into his world. The Trickster is like a big brother character, showing him the ways of life: each act is showing him something new, and it changes him. The Innocent is dressed in black and white at the beginning, but ends up full of colour with this big smile on his face. A TYPICAL DAY: Every day is different. Take today: we’ve got one show tonight [in Germany] at 7.30pm. It’s now 3pm, and I got here half an hour ago and started warming up; soon I’ll go to physio for strengthening exercises. Today I’m also running my weekly ballet class. Then we have our weekly Tapis Rouge [“red carpet”] meeting, where the company shares information. Then the show! MY LONDON: I’ve not performed in London yet, but I was there last year doing promo work and I fell in love with the city. I do feel an energy there, there’s nothing but positive vibes. I’m looking forward to doing lots of stuff again. I saw many shows last time: BillyElliot, Miss Saigon and Wicked − twice!