WHO I AM
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Saulo Sarmiento (13/08/1987) acrobat, dancer, Solo artist (Aerial pole) from Canary Island, Spain.
The artistic life began with my rigorous training as gymnast at the age of 13 with my first coach Jose Luis Sanz. As a part of the Canary Islands gymnastic team, I was lucky enough to participate in many international festivals and championships. This is where I did my first steps in dance too.
In order to pursue my artistic training and growth I moved to Madrid at the age of 18, where I got to work with many companies.After 4 years of training and working in Spain, I decided to audition for other companies and ended up moving to Paris to work with FARFADAIS . Thanks to Stéphane and Alexandre Haffner, the company’s creators, I had an opportunity to work and travel all around the world (Thailand, Zurich, New York, Tunis, Italy, Spain, Russia, UK, Gabon, Angola, China, India just to name a few). My training was further continued with Chinese Pole, Straps, Pole Dance, Aerial Fights and other group acts.
In 2011, I won the prestigious French pole dance competition.
One of my big artistic step happened in 2011 when I did the audition to became part of HOUSE OF DANCING WATER show by Franco Dragone in Macao, and they took me in as a part of House troupe. (www.dragone.mo)
2012 started really well as I won “POLE ART” and then decided to participate in the most important world pole dance competition that I ended up winning. After this competition, my professional life changed a lot, because I don’t have time to honour all the propositions I have.
Being in Paris gave me an incredible opportunity to work on TV shows and events with such great choreographers as Giuliano Peparini (giulianopeparini.net) (Sidaction – Lara Fabianvideo), Franco Dragone entertainment (francodragone.be) as well as in really important tv shows such as Amici 2013, again thanks to Giuliano Peparini. I am also a Franco Dragone acrobat for other projects during the year ( History of a fort, AbuDhabi)
My professional life did a big step up yet again when I finally started to work on my solo act”AERIAL POLE”. I got many prizes since I began to show it at the festival “35e festival mondial du cirque de demain” where I got the Bronze medal and the Cirque Du Soleil Special Prize. Since then, 2014 has been the most important yet professionally and artistically. I am now a truely solo artist for Cirque Du Soleil and working for many important shows around the world either solo or with my partner Anna de Carvalho. With what time I have left, I’m judging important pole-dance competitions and giving workshops to people all around the world.
See you and thank you for coming here !