Erika Lemay Biography
Erika Lemay is an internationally awarded performer and public personality. She is requested for the most prominent events on all 5 continents: Anniversaries, celebrations, TV shows, films, product launches.
With a classical dance background, the best acrobatic (Cirque style) education, high class and strong charisma on stage. Contortionism takes a new dimension, aerial acrobatics become an inspiring dream, strength movements melt into a fluent dance.
Her ability to move any type of audience, her artistry and stunning acrobatics, makes her today, one of the most revered artists around the world. This unusual format for such a physical artist is an ethereal story evolving through the arts of aerial acrobatics, contortion, theatrical interpretation, contemporary dance and visual new technologies adapted to festival and theatres. Classical Music sublimates itself when paired with the poised energy of Ballet. The beautiful execution of a symphonic orchestra enhanced by a unique form of Art. In a new mesmerizing way, this unique artist offers her ethereal interpretation of the most beautiful classical pieces and creates magic on stage.
Erika Lemay is celebrated worldwide for her innovative style that has elevated the art of “Nouveau Cirque” to new heights. Nominated the Queen of New Circus by Vanity Fair, She is the creator of her own artistic universe called Physical Poetry. Through her limitless body as a mean of expression, she has the power and sensibility to express the Poetry in Motion. Her talent is featured on the most prestigious stages and venues, from concert halls like Royal Albert Hall London to art museums like the Peggy Guggenheim Venice. From stadium like Frankfurt Arena to historical sites like Smithsonian Institute Washington. One of the very few artists appearing on behalf of Cirque du Soleil as a guest soloist for their most important events worldwide, Erika Lemay was most recently one of the 2 female protagonists of their largest event ever produced, the Pan American Games Opening which was seen by 400 millions tele-spectators.
Receiving awards from most prestigious world-class festivals and building a successful career in the niche market of very exclusive events worldwide. Ms. Lemay received many festivals awards as: Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo (Only Artist festured in two distinct soloist acts), Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris, Golden Circue in Roma, 1st Planetary Carnival of Stage Direction in St.Petersburg (Only Artist festured in two distinct soloist acts), Festival International du Cirque de Massy, As a child at La Piste aux Espoirs in Tournai (Belgium). Customiuing her image and/or her performances Erika represented: The Earth at the Globe Energy Award in Wien, Austria, The Power of Nature for National Geographic Society in London, The Supannahong (Award of National Film Association of Thailand) in Bangkok, 400th Anniversary of Quebec City at Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C. care by Smithsonian Institution, The Golden Kinnaree Award of Bangkok International Film Festival chaired by H.R.H. Ubolratana Rajakanya Princess of Thailand, 375th Lévis Celebrations Canada Culture Capital performing with Lévis Symphonic Orchestra, Marie-Josée Lord & Jorane, Chocolate Girl in the multi awarded TV movie Halvbroren for NRK, where Erika Lemay acts in Norwegian, directed by Per Olav Sørensen and many others.
Through her limitless body, she has the power and sensibility to express a poetry in motion