Cast and Creatives
ARNAUD “AcroArno” CAIZERGUES Aerialist
After completing his elite gymnastics career in France, Arnaud went on to begin his circus career in the fabulous Cirque du Soleil production, ‘Love, The Beatles’ in Las Vegas in 2007. For the next 5 years Arnaud further developed his aerial skills with companies such as Dragone, Disney and Les Farfadais. In 2014 he again joined Cirque du Soleil to perform in ‘Kurios’ touring with that show for 2 years across North America. Since then he has travelled the world working as a solo and duo artist excelling in pole, aerial hoop and aerial strap acts. A highlight of Arnaulds career was his performance at the 38th festival mondial du cirque de demain. Arnaud combines his elite acrobatic and aerial skills to present a world class aerial performance guaranteed to wow audiences worldwide.
DUO FUGAZI Adagio duo
A spectacular addition to Le Aerial at this year's Adelaide Fringe is the internationally acclaimed DUO FUGAZI. The act was developed by Stephan Choiniere, a circus Choreographer as well as a world class acrobatic dancer and aerial artist. Stephan has performed in over 1000 shows for Cirque du Soleil's Les Vegas production Zumanity. He has appeared in such esteemed venues as The Metropolitan Opera House and Madison Square Gardens as well as performing nightly at the award ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. DUO FUGAZI showcases acrobatic dance style with saucy characterization. It has attracted rave reviews, aptly described as "Phenomonal acting with superhuman skills and the sexy finesse of a tango'.
MARK OATES Singer
Mark is a versatile international performer who’s credits include State Opera of SA, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Art Orchestra, Adelaide and Brisbane Festivals and Auckland, Perth, Adelaide Fringe Festivals. Highlights include roles in the State Opera and Brisbane Festival where he premiered the sung role of “the Cantor” in Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires, John Styx in Orpheus in the Underworld and Njegus in The Merry Widow. Mark has been awarded for his Jean Valjean in multiple productions of Les Miserables. Mark has produced his own cabarets and won the Adelaide Theatre Guide Curtain Call award.
MIKE SNELL Singer
Mike kick started his Musical Theatre career alongside Hugh Jackman in the Australian Arena production of, The Boy From Oz. A succession of musicals followed, including Miss Saigon, Wicked, Hairspray, We Will Rock You and Legally Blonde where he earned himself a Helpmann Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as, Kyle the UPS Delivery Guy. Mike then went onto work with one of his favourite directors, Baz Luhrmann on the Australian production of, Strictly Ballroom. In 2017 Mike scored the hattrick with The Production Company performing in Hello, Dolly (Rudolf), Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon of Zealots) and Brigadoon (Sword Dancer).
PERI KOWAL Aerialist
Starting on stage at an early age, Peri began her career with classical and jazz ballet. Her interest then turn to the musical world where she developed skills on a variety of musical instruments. She began harp at the age of 10, which led her to perform a wide range of events. In 2013, she joined 'Le Aerial' bringing her musical and dance talents to the aerial world where she is currently performing on Aerial Silk, Aerial Chains and Squared Trapeze.
OLIVIA BAKER Aerialist
Starting with Artistic Gymnastics, Olivia began competing at the age of 8 through to 15. In 2016, Olivia decided to make the move from gymnastics and began aerial silks and trampolining, for which she has been able to adapt her elite gymnastics capabilities. Olivia made her Le Aerial debut in 2019,Olivia currently performs on the aerial net, sphere and silks.
ANNA COPPENS Musical Director
Anna’s life long passion for music has seen her work in many and varied roles in the music industry including orchestration & arrangement, musical show direction, performance, conducting, event management and music education. When Anna is not working with the creative team at Le Aerial she is Director of a vibrant school music programme.
CARLA PAPA CENTOFANTI Dance Choreographer
Originating in Adelaide, with over 25 years of combined dancing and teaching experience. Carla has studied with an extensive knowledge in all areas of tap, jazz, modern, musical theatre and commercial jazz. Having moved to Melbourne in 2001, she further advanced her dancing repertoire, working and performing in sell out shows nationwide as well as overseas. With appearances in a number of television commercials, and performances as backup, her talent has been sought by many popular productions and performers. Carla currently teaches at her school CPD Carla Papa Dance, also choreographing for various companies and performs in her home town of Adelaide.