About Your Yoga Instructor(s):
Nicolas Montes de Oca
Nicolas Montes de oca is a professional circus performer who has dedicated his life to hand-balancing and the circus arts.
He has developed his own unique style in the discipline of hand-balancing, fusing it with dance and movement which has taken him all across the world performing.
He spent many years of self-development with HANDBALANCING and then took his skills to new levels receiving professional tuition at the Shanghai Circus School in China, ESAC (Ecole Superior du Arts du Cirque) in Belgium and Kiev Circus Academy in Ukraine. He has performed at many prestigious companies such as Franco Dragone, Les 7 doigts de la main and Cirque Du Soleil.
She began her artistic formation as a dancer, but after three years of training Marie-Ève Dicaire felt something was missing. Little did she know it was a circus. She went on to audition at the National Circus School of Montréal, where she was accepted as a hand balancer, and quickly found hand balancing to be a unique mix of precision and fluidity.
Since her graduation in 2006, she has performed her act throughout Switzerland with Starlight Circus and Circus Monti, in Germany with various cabaret such as Tigerpalast. More recently, she had the occasion to join the 7 fingers for the creation of the show Tryptique and Vice et Vertu and also Cirque Éloize for the show Nezha. Even to this day, Marie-Eve continues to develop herself as a dancer only now she does it while standing on her hands. In addition to her artistic career, she is now teaching handbalancing at the national circus school of Montreal.