Jerome Sordillon grew up with his mother and grandmother a few kilometers from Lyon, France. At the age of 4, he started artistic gymnastics and began competing two years later. Motivated by a desire to learn and to reach perfection, he trained for 16 years. His perseverance has been rewarded many times, winning several medals in French championships.
While studying mechanical computer-integrated manufacturing, Confucius’s quote “Choose a job you love and you will not have to work a single day in your life” suddenly made sense. Overnight, he took off to Canada and discovered aerial straps at the National Circus School in Montreal. A new life began for Jerome as he learned aerial straps and hand to hand. Jerome won a medal at the biggest circus competition of the world in Paris (Le Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain). Never forgetting where he came from, he works on every continent and for the most prestigious circus company of the world, Cirque du Soleil. He is now working on Cirque’s first ice-show, “Crystal,“ and is always ready for new challenges.