WHO I AM
Hello and Welcome,
This is my web-space and I hope you enjoy this visit. Please, feel free to explore all the parts of this web-site and to contact me via my Contact page.
My name is Saulo Sarmiento and I’m a 24-year-old acrobat, dancer and generally speaking multi-discipline artist from the Canary Islands (Spain).
The artistic life began with my rigorous training as gymnast at the age of 13 with my first coach Jose Luis Sanz. As 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 in Grease and Cats street musicals as well as to tour as a dancer with several singers and bands (like Banghra).
But my true professional life didn’t really start until I met Luka Yexi (lukayexi.com) and his company (KALEIDO). I passed auditions to train and work with this company and I actually consider this as the real beginning of who I am. I have been extremely fortunate to be able to take part in a lot of events and shows with his amazing company : Dreams, Ecopolis, eXtravagaria Cabaert, Onyria and many others. This is what I consider the intensive training I have experienced in all dancing styles, but especially in all aerial acrobatic performances (silk, hoop, rope, trapeze, bungy…).
After 4 years of training and working for Kaleido, I decided to audition for different companies and ended up moving to Paris to work with FARFADAIS (farfadais.com). 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, Hand to Hand and other group acts.
Being in Paris gave me the incredible opportunity to work on TV shows and events with such great choreographers as Giuliano Peparini (giulianopeparini.net) (Sidaction – Lara Fabian video), Franco Dragone entertainment (francodragone.be).
Today I work as a freelance acrobat & dancer with a lot of different companies (like my beloved Kaleido and Farfadais) and other choreographers.
Life also gave me the opportunity to be regularly hired as a model for agencies and photographers like Fred Goudon (fredgoudon.com) and this is another part I would like to explore more in the future.
In 2011 I became the Champion of Pole Dance of France (poledancecompetition.fr), which got me the ticket to the World Championship next year.
See you and thank you for coming here !