Marco and Paulo Lorador
Marco and Paulo Lorador were born into a renowned multi-generational European circus family where dedication and long hours taught them discipline and skilled hand balancing for over 40 years. Marco and Paulo perform worldwide and appear as guests at Cirque festivals. They had the honor to perform for the Queen of England and United Kingdom Prime minister Tony Blair. In addition, they have performed their art for Oprah Winfrey, The Today Show and special events for Arnold Schwarzenegger. The talented brothers have been performing for Cirque du Soleil for over 25 years and are currently showcasing their craft in Las Vegas at Treasure Island Resort and Casino for Mystere by Cirque du Soleil.
Born in Portugal to an iconic generational European circus family Carmita Lorador’s lineage shaped her into a world class hand balancer and eventually into a touring aerialist and one of the most sought-after performing artists in the world. After developing a passion for the art of hand balancing and a reputation as one of the best performers in this strenuous practice, she was hired by prestigious Cirque du Soleil as an artist.Her act with Cirque du Soleil took her all over the world for many years until she suffered multiple injuries.
Carmita’s love for hand balancing performance was cut short by an unfortunate accident in which she was badly injured. After several years of physical therapy and thinking her former self would never recover a friend recommended that she give yoga a try. Carmita went forward with yoga giving it her best effort in rebuilding her broken body and her fractured dreams. Over a course of time she became stronger and more flexible overcoming the trauma that had rendered her almost incapable of ever recovering. She turned to Yoga which helped her recover physically as well as spiritually. She took it up one more level and became a certified Yoga instructor helping everyone find the benefits of Yoga. “I took one class after another and instead of having surgery and I healed myself,” says Carmita. “I believe that balance is the key to a happy life.”
Contortionist, Coach, and Act Designer Undarmaa Gold, specializes in teaching Advanced Flexibility and the art of Contortion.
Training contortion since 8 years old and performing contortion professionally since age 14, Undarmaa went on to win a Gold Medal in a Korean Circus Festival and a Silver medal at Cirque Du Domain Festival in Paris as a young person.
She has since performed and toured with Paul McCartney on his “Back in the USA and World Tour”, Cirque Du Soleil’s “O” Show in Las Vegas, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus USA Tour, NHL & NBA half-time shows, the Splash Show in Las Vegas, and has also performed at hundreds of corporate and special events including the legendary Oscars.
She has modeled in Self and The New York Times Magazines, appeared in Sports Illustrated, a Miller Lite Commercial, on TV in The Jay Leno Show, The Today Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Regis and Kelly, David Letterman, Good Morning America, and performed in the Moby Soundtrack “Extreme Ways” for The Bourne Identity movie. Recently she designed and coached a new contortion act for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus “Out of This World” Final Tour. As a result of her success she was chosen to analyze the talent, coach and create for a new cutting-edge multimillion dollar circus launching in 2018.
Mai Yamamoto has been a synchronized swimmer for the past 16 years. Mai was also active in competition swimming for ten years. Matsuri was Mai’s first role in a professional theatre atmosphere as a synchronized swimmer and martial arts dancer at age 18. After Matsuri, Mai began coaching women’s synchronized swimming after finishing Matsuri while also attending an Aerial Circus School.
Soon after graduating Aerial school, Mai joined Cirque du Soleil as a synchronized swimmer at “O” in Las Vegas until October 2011. Now Mai is performing at “Mystere” for Solo Aerial Silk.
Manoela had been teaching ballroom dance for more than 15 years, and wanted to expand her knowledge of fitness to include other exercise formats. She found Pilates and it became a second passion. In addition to teaching Pilates classes, she also works with chiropractors, doing Pilates for Rehabilitation.
Manoela is very active, she also enjoys sports, jiu jitsu, and capoeira.
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