Cirque de la Symphonie

Cirque de la Symphonie brings the magic of cirque to the orchestra hall. Each performance is an elegant adaptation of some of the most amazing cirque acts, perfectly choreographed to classical masterpieces and performed by accomplished veterans including world record holders, gold-medal winners of international competitions, Olympians, and some of the most original talent ever seen.

Fusing the power and majesty of the live orchestra with the best of cirque artistry, Cirque de la Symphonie is the only cirque company in the world that performs exclusively with symphony orchestras. Over one hundred orchestras worldwide have featured Cirque de la Symphonie in sold-out venues, adding energy and excitement to the concert experience. Join us on Facebook and explore our website for images, video, schedule, reviews, and more:

Vitalii Buza

Vitalii Buza began his gymnastic training in the Republic of Moldova and competed as an elite gymnast with the Russian national team. At the age of 16, he joined the Moscow State Circus as a professional acrobat and toured throughout Europe. After a move to the United States, he starred in productions at Sea World, Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. He has been featured in numerous TV ads and won a role in the Walt Disney movie Enchanted. Buza also performed at the 2006 Latin Grammy Awards, the 2007 NFL Pro Bowl, 2010 Academy Awards, and the 2011 Latin Billboard Awards. He has performed for celebrities such as Donald Trump, Russell Simmons, P-Diddy, and Shaquille O’Neal and corporate events for major companies such as Microsoft, Formula1, Mercedes Benz, and Cirque du Soleil. Buza excels in multiple cirque acts, such as duo hand-balancing, straps, Cyr wheel, spinning cube, Chinese pole and the Russian bar.

Ekaterina Borzikova

Ekaterina Borzikova is a graduate of the prestigious School of Olympic Reserve in St. Petersburg, Russia, and completed ten years of training in gymnastics and another four years of training in acrobatics. Her circus training included everything from elephant riding to aerial bungees. A dynamic professional circus performer, Borzikova has been involved with all aspects of the art form as a performer and creator of unique acts. She is a ten-year veteran of Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and is an accomplished performer on the aerial platform with the Kabanov Troupe, aerial straps, and lyra. She is the recipient of the Jean-Louis Marsan Award as an outstanding performer. Borzikova is also an amazing hand-balancer and contortionist, and she performs an aerial duo on silk fabrics with Cirque de la Symphonie.

Aleksandr Deev

Aleksandr Deev began training at the circus school in Moscow Russia at the age of 12 and went on to study at Moscow University of Circus and Variety art at the age of 15. This training landed him roles in major movie productions and television commercials, along with performances in the Kremlin. His circus work extended to Ukraine and beyond while still a teenager, working with the Moscow circus and other special projects. He toured the United States with the Moscow State circus at the age of 19, and found many new opportunities, beginning with Cirque Dreams production at Bush Gardens and Six Flags Park. Since then Deev has starred in productions at Beau Rivage Casino, the South Seas resort of Captiva Island, and Circus Funtazia, Hawaii circus, Cirque de la Symphonie, and more. His multiple skills include spinning Cube and electrifying performances on the German Wheel.

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