Creator of Emotions
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, private functions for VIPs, celebrities, Royal Families, and World leaders.
Vanity Fair nominated Erika as the New Queen of Circus in an interview and photo shooting by Legendary Hollywood Icon Maker Douglas Kirkland who later portrayed her in the videoclip called Objet de Desir, he realized with the support of Canon USA .
With a classical dance background, the best acrobatic (Cirque style) education, a unique sophistication and strong charisma on stage, Erika Lemay soon became known for being a pure Physical Poet.
Physical Poetry is a new art form which aims to share emotions though uncommon and limitless body language. The contortions, aerial stunts and acrobatics become a mean of expression for higher purpose.
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.
In the pursuit of a real challenge and a true connection with her audience, Erika Lemay has launched ANIMUS FEMINA; a full One Woman Show.
The first of its genre starring only one performer for a full length show of Physical Poetry, 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.
Erika Lemay was born in Quebec, Canada. She began her extraordinary journey through the art of dance with her first ballet class, aged 4.
Aged 11, after a short career in conventional gymnastics, she found her passion as a performing circus artist, soon becoming the youngest and most prominent member of Cirque Eos.
Erika was 14 when she attended her first European performance at Belgium's international circus festival "La Piste aux Espoirs".
Her performance marked a stunning start to her international career, winning her the Public's Choice Award's, and the Gold Medal. Other tours with major international circuses were to follow - in Canada, the USA, Europe, Middle and South America.
Erika's wonderful family believed in her dreams and supported her throughout.
In 2003, Erika became a freelance artist, receiving awards from most prestigious world-class festivals and building a successful career in the niche market of very exclusive events worldwide.
When she is not touring for worldwide performances, Erika aims to inspire a new generation to develop their full potential through Arts. She is currently holding the honorary position of Arts Ambassador for the Non-Profit Pensare Oltre.
Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo (Only Artist festured in two distinct soloist acts)
Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris
Golden Circus 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)
Guest of many TV shows worldwide, Erika’s talent has been highlighted starring in world class events on the most prestigious stages, among these:
Performing Guest of Honour in Private Galas for VIPs, moguls, celebrities, royal families and in Special Events for world leading companies.
Frankfurt Stadium Kommerzbank Arena as the Flying Juliet at over 30 meters high
Google Zeitgeist at The Grove London, courtesy of Cirque du Soleil, hosted by Google founder Larry Page, with London Mayor Boris Johnson and World Wide Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Nobel Prizes: Archibishop Desmond Tutu, Daniel Kahneman and Kary Mullis
La Salle des Etoiles of Sporting Club Monte-Carlo for Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year award
The Peninsula Bangkok 10th Anniversary on behalf of Unicef chaired by former Thailand Prime Minister H.E. Anand Panyarachun Ritz Carlton Doha for Qatar Business Women Award under auspices of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Misnad
Erika currently appears as Guest Star in the most important Cirque du Soleil special events, among them, she was chosen with her act to represent Cirque du Soleil at:
With an audience of 400 millions, Erika Lemay was a protagonist of PAN AM Games Opening Ceremony, Cirque du Soleil largest event ever
Ritz Carlton Montreal 100th Anniversary, hosted by T.R.H. Brian Mulroney former Canada Prime Minister, in front ot T.S.H. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco inaugurating the Royal Suite renamed Suite Grimaldi
And in many very important special events, among them :
Customizing 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