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Circus Director / Olga Sidorova

Founder and Director of Dancing in the Air®, Olga is an innovative international aerial creator and choreographer. Born in Ishim, Siberia, she trained at the Moscow Circus School and went on to perform solo trapeze with the Moscow State Circus and Cirque du Soleil, among others. She also served as an aerial creator and coach for the National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne, Australia before starting her own company.


 

 

Artistic Consultant / Alexei Nemov

Quadruple Olympic Gold Medallist in Gymnastics (most recently at the Sydney Olympics in 2000), Alexei's talent is legendary and his medals numerous. His foray into the creative world of theatre on ice began with The Imperial Ice Stars Swan Lake on Ice where he coached and advised on all the acrobatic elements of the show. Alexei brings his immeasurable expertise to Storm, in all aspects of stunt work and acrobatics.


 

 

Clown Act Creator / Gabriel Chamé Buendia

Director, actor and clown with more than thirty years’ experience in teaching,directing and acting in shows and companies around the world, such as El Clu del Claun, Cirque du Soleil and Mayumaná. His show “Llegué para irme” has enjoyed great success in several countries, and among his disciples are names such as Paco León, Paz Vega, Alicia Borrachero, Manuel Moron, Alex O'Dogherty, Guillermo Beike to name a few.


 

 

Music / Tim A. Duncan

Born in Manchester, his first musical work was composed when only eight years old. He studied Horn with Michael Purton, and composition with Roy Heaton-Smith. After being part of several rock bands and having success as a sound engineer, Tim came full circle and now devotes himself almost exclusively as a composer and producer. His most recent success is Cinderella for The Imperial Ice Stars and his re-arranged score for Swan Lake.


 

 

Costume Designer and Creator / Miguel Brayda

Miguel Brayda is a multidisciplinary creator with a vision that coordinates creative ability and effectiveness. Stage Designer (National Prize of Set Design), window display graphic designer, sculptor and painter, has extensive experience in generating spaces and sensations. Credited with a wide range of work, both nationally and internationally, executed with clarity and a personal vision.


 

 

Lighting design / Juanjo Llorens

Juanjo Llorens has developed lighting designs all along his career in different disciplins of the scenic arts. He’s been awarded with the 2011 Max Price thanks to the show “La función por hacer” and the 2007 Josep Solbes Price to “Best lighting design” of the Premios de las Artes Escénicas Valencianas thanks to the play “El cuarto paso”. Besides, he also works as a technical director and as a teacher. He’s participated in several shows such as: “El proyecto Youkali”, “La función por hacer” or “Cuento de navidad”.


 

 

Lighting programming / Eduardo Valverde

He started working in the lighting area in Estudios Telecinco in 1992. A few years later and with the aim of keeping on with his training and controlling new fields within the show lighting, he started as a freelance working for the biggest companies at that time, with which he made several tours and big events, that allowed him to interact with state of the art technology systems applied to show biz. With greater experience he started operating and programming lighting consoles for widely known lighting designers.


 

 

Visual set designer - Video-set designer / Sergi Navarro

Sergi has a degree on Audiovisual Communication, majoring in post-production and new technologies. He’s a multi-faceted professional: photographer, camera man, script writer, stage manager, producer, post-producer, illustrator and visual artist. He’s worked for the advertising world as well as on television and on video clips of artists such as Manu Chao, Vetusta Morla, David Bisbal... His projections have accompanied musicians, theatrical companies and performances in several cities in Spain. He’s also installed video creations in festivals such as REC in Madrid. His works are a mix of video, photography and artistic drawing.


 

 

Costume Supervisor / Svetlana Murzak

Being a circus performer for over 20 years, Svetlana skills and knowledge had been acquired in the circus costume design and production. Her specialty is getting Lycra to make beautiful and comfortable models that allow all sorts of moves with ease. She has made costumes for P & O Cruise Liners "Azura", the "Cirque de Glace" Ice Show where she worked for four years. The Pele Production of "Alladin" and "Peter Pan" and in the wardrobe department of "Stage Work World Wide Production". She also makes all kinds of custom designs for all types of artists, and schools around the world.


 

 

Make-Up design / Miguel Galeón

With over 20 years experience in the world of Beauty, Miguel is an experienced make-up artist, copywriter and consultant expert in beauty. Having worked in fashion, film and theatre for eight years, he was the proprietary make-up artist for Shu Umeura, as well as creative director for other brands of cosmetics such as ByTerry, Nina Ricci, Prada Cosmetics, Lina Bocardi etc... As a make-up artist of exceptional creativity he had the opportunity to work in Paris for major fashion designers (Thierry Mugler, YSL, Galliano, Givenchy, Maurizio Galante, Scherrer, etc ...) internationally renowned photographers and top models. Now with Storm he will have the opportunity to express the beauty of the circus world.


 

 

Technical Direction / Paul Mansfield

Trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he developed a passion for lighting and began to work on a variety of shows for multiple companies including the Almeida Theatre, Northern Ballet and the Albert Hall. Joined the lighting department of the Imperial Ice Stars in 2008 and became their Production Manager 2 years later. During his career he has been fortunate enough to produce shows all over the world, with several tours of China, Australia and Europe and in early 2011 accepted the position of Technical Director for Lunchbox Theatrical Productions.