Eric Newton

Eric recently finished a 3-year stint in the Cirque du Soleil production Believe at the Luxor in Las Vegas as a principal performer and artist coach. He has performed across America and internationally with Cirque du Soleil (Quidam); Cirque Eloize (Cirque Orchestre); Teatro ZinZanni; as well as innumerable performances of his original acts. He has coached at the SF Circus Center, throughout Los Angeles and Seattle, in London, Israel and Las Vegas. In 2002, he founded Eye of Newt Circus and created solo, duo and group aerials, ground acrobatics and character driven comic acts and innovative theatre productions. He began his training in trapeze, rope and hand balancing with Chinese master Lu Yi at the San Francisco Circus Center and with Make*A*Circus, Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Eloize (with Jacinthe Trembley and Kristof Sorojenski) in Montreal. In acting, clowning and dance, Eric trained with American Conservatory Theatre, SF Mime Troupe, Ringling Bros. Clown College and SFSU. He is recognized as a master coach/teacher and act choreographer. Eric recently added Pilates instruction to his bag of tricks, developing a synthesis of classical Pilates with aerial technique. He has been profiled in the LA Weekly, on news shows on KNBC in Los Angeles and KOMO in Seattle.
 

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