KIM SCOTT - Management
Kim Scott serves as the Sr. Manager of sourcing an Partnerships for the Resident Division of Cirque du Soleil. She is responsible for identifying and creating programs to support the company's technical sourcing needs and collaborates with key organizations to provide insight and drive growth in the live entertainment industry.
Prior to her current position, Kim managed KÀ, The Beatles OVE and Criss ANGEL BELIEVE. She oversaw more than 300 cast, crew and staff members who operate the production daily. She works with the marketing, ticketing, sales, public relations, health and safety, technical and show support departments to maximizing the support to the show. During her tenure with Cirque du Soleil, she served as Director of Show Support for the Resident Shows Division and was responsible for the conception and execution of the Educational Cooperative Program. This program is between Cirque du Soleil and key universities around the world. It gives faculty and students hands on training with technicians from our current productions.
STACEY MYERS - Stage Management
Stacey is a native Texan whose interest in the arts started at an early age as she comes from a musical family. She has been involved in entertainment, in one form or another, since middle school. In college she studied all levels music and was involved in the Radio, Television and Film department.
Stacey has been with Cirque du Soleil for over 18 years. She initially joined Alegria in Biloxi as n Audio technician. Later Stacey went on tour with Alegria as a Stage Manager for almost 4 years during which time she became the General Stage Manager, visiting such places as Australia, Canada, and Singapore and opened the market in Mexico.
Stacey has been working with Cirque du Soleil's Educational department for 7 years. She has done sessions at USITT Nationals & Regionals, as well as lecturing at many universities across the nation to include UCI, Carnegie Mellon, Emerson, the University of Texas, Purdue, UNCSA, and Chapman University.
Stacey is now the General Stage Manager for our resident show KÀ at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. She was involved with the creation of KÀ from 2004 and happily continues to face the challenges of one of our largest shows.
ALANA CLAPP - Stage Management
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, Alana began her career with Cirque du Soleil in 2009 with the show O at the Bellagio as a Stage Management intern, later becoming an ASM and SM there. She joined the Stage Management team of Mystère in 2012, and is currently the General Stage Manager for the company's longest running Las Vegas production. In addition to her work with Cirque, Alana is also a guest lecturer for the College of Southern Nevada, instructor for the USITT Elite Stage Management training program, advisory panel member for the Stage Craft Institute of Las Vegas and has worked on numerous events for film, television, and comedy specials.
Barb Roth - Sales Management
Before Barbara ran away with the circus in her current role as Corporate Sales Manager for Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, Barbara studied various areas of theatre arts at the Coronado School of the Performing Arts (CoSA) as a native “Californian”.
After graduation, Barbara expanded her horizons in Las Vegas – including graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with Dean’s List honors – specializing in Hotel Administration. With a laser focus on Group and Convention Sales, Barbara’s resume includes Palms Casino Resort, MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, and Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino where she earned two Chairman’s Club Awards for exceeding sales by over 150%.
When she is not brainstorming new Cirque group offerings or collaborating with her fellow “Cirque-sters”, Barbara enjoys spending time with her two Dachshund “fur-babies”, working on her cardio, and spending as much time as possible in the Southern California area.
JACQUES HEIM - CHOREOGRAPHY
Jacques Heim has been a transformative Director for over 20 years, founding DIAVOLO in 1992, newly
renamed DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion®, and has directed the Company’s work ever since.Mr. Heim was born and raised in Paris, France. His earliest experiences with performance came from street
performing. He attended Middlebury College (B.F.A. in Theater, Dance, and Film), the University of Surrey in England (Certificate for Analysis and Criticism of Dance), and the California Institute for the Arts (M.F.A., Choreography). Heim is not a dancer or acrobat but calls himself an “architect of motion”.
He is like a drill sergeant or a football coach. He loves working with dancers; pushing them beyond their own physical and emotional limits to make them feel like they can conquer anything...to make them realize they are heroes.
Jacques Heim is named directly after his grandfather, the late and revolutionary fashion designer, who in 1946launched the first ever two piece bathing suit called Atome, later renamed The Bikini, and also invented le pret a porter, or Ready to Wear. Just as his grandfather broke ground in the fashion industry, Jacques Heim continues to challenge and break the mold of conventional wisdom surrounding dance, developing the unique and incomparable aesthetic of Architecture in Motion®.
SARAH DAVISON - Dance
I started dancing and being introduced to Performing Arts at the age of 3. By the age of 13 I received a Unanimous Gold medal an graduated from the Conservatoire National of Toulouse, France. I continued my dance studies with renowned teachers in national schools in Marseille and Lyon, where I graduated with the equivalent of a B.F.A in dance and choreography at 16 years old.
I danced professionally all over France until Franco Dragone hired me to be a part of the original cast of "A New Day..." Starring Celine Dion, in Las Vegas I performed on stage with the show for the entire 5 year run. Credits with "A New Day" includes "Oprah", CBS Special, Jerry Lewis Telethon, American Music Awards an the DVD of "A New Day..."
SILKE ORTLOFF - Dance
After studying Sports and Biology at the University Stuttgart Silke started her education as a dancer in Stuttgart (Germany) at the New York City Dance School and at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre in New York and worked in Europe and on tour in the United States as a tap-dancer and musical performer. She owned her own dance studio and founded the Manhattan Dance Company in Stuttgart.
As teacher, choreographer and director she worked in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Hungary and China.
In 2000 she was engaged by the Fontys Hogeschool vor de Kunsten in Tilburg (The Netherlands) and until September 2008, she had a full-time engagement with the Fontys Performing Arts University as a teacher, choreographer and head of the Jazz and Urban dance department.
Next to her work at the University, Silke choreographed for several Dutch dance companies, i.e. the Memento Dance Company and Het Internationaal Dans Theater in Amsterdam and completed successfully her study for the Master of Choreography at the University in Leeds (England).
RICHARD OBERACKER - MUSICAL THEATRE
Conductor, composer, lyricist and librettist Richard Oberacker is the musical director for Cirque du Soleil's KÀ in Las Vegas. Prior engagements include those of conductor, arranger, and contributing composer for Cirque's world tour of DRALION, conductor of the national tours of Disney's THE LION KING, Harold Prince's revival of SHOW BOAT, Andrew Lloyd Webber's symphonic concert tour "MUSIC OF THE NIGHT," and CATS. Broadway credits include MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE and MISS SAIGON. He has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Bolshoi Symphony in Moscow. As a composer and lyricist, Mr. Oberacker's original musicals include A LITTLE THEATER (Aurelia Theater, 1993) IN THAT VALLEY (National Alliance for Musical Theater Festival of New Works, NYC, 199), DRACULA (Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 2002), and THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO FISHMAN (Commissioned by Clear Channel Entertainment, Signature Theatre 2002).
With co-lyricist and co-author Robert Taylor, Mr. Oberacker has collaborated on several new musicals including ACE, originally commissioned by Clear Channel Entertainment, and presented as part of the 2005 National Alliance for Musical Theater New Works Festival in New York. The first full production of ACE premiered in 2006, touring to three major regional theaters; The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and the Old Globe Theater of San Diego. A new version of ACE premiered in 2008 of thirteen regional theater awards during its various runs, including the Kevin Kline Award for Best New Musical, and the Mickey Kaplan Prize for Best New American Play.