Aerial artist

A Cirque du Soleil performer since 2012, Chloé Gardiol will be performing with Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione in Paris in 2019 and with Quebec-based Cirque Eloïze in 2022. She hails from Montreal and has lived in the Paris region for the past 18 years.
With a multi-artistic education that includes a great deal of travel, she is a music lover and a musician, and is committed to providing a high standard of professionalism, technique, aesthetics and the art of accurate, lively interpretation.

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As a child and teenager, she developed her skills at the Ecole Nationale de Cirque de Montréal (1989-1995).
Pre-university diploma in Contemporary Dance in Montreal, Diploma in Make-up and Body Painting in Paris, background in Theatre and Commedia d’El Arte, Plastic Arts and Singing.

Her specialities are aerial hoop and aerial fabric, and since 2006 she has been working with the invaluable assistance of Elena Fomina (Cirque du Soleil coach and at the École Nationale de Cirque de Montréal) in Montreal and Sasha Doubrovski (Académie Fratellini) in Paris. As well as her aerial hoop, aerial fabric and pôle-dance/eccentric persona acts, Chloé has experience of staff rope, soft-contortion, aerial triangle, fixed trapeze, net, ceiling walk, bungees, gyratory harness, vertical dance….

She is a resident artist at the cabaret dinner show Oh! César since 2019 and continues to perform on prestigious stages in France and Europe.

Growing up in Montreal, I was inspired by the magic of the first Cirque du Soleil shows. They represented freshness and excellence, and above all, the transmission of dreams. They mixed colours, simple emotion, poetry, wonder, technical prowess, everything inspired me. The costumes, the make-up, the choreography, the music, the characters, the acts… I was particularly fascinated by a certain superb quartet of contortionists in the ‘Nouvelle Expérience’ show.

… as a circus artist 24 years old

Other jobs around the age of 12

I like challenges, I have projects, but for the moment I’m keeping them to myself, I’m making better progress that way.

Life is like riding a bicycle, you have to keep moving forward to keep your balance.
Albert Einstein

A creative adult is a child who has survived

It’s not because things are difficult that we don’t dare, it’s because we don’t dare that they are difficult. Seneca

By shining our light, we give others the chance to do the same.
Nelson Mandela


Photo credits: DGuyomar | Jean-Yves Huet