By Roadtrip Nation

Rob Bollinger



My road in life has been direct.
He went to Indiana University on a competitive diving scholarship; his whole life was focused on getting to the Olympics.
After he didn't make the Olympic team, there was a huge emotional letdown that was hard to get over.
However, he eventually realized that he could use his competitive drive in other fields.
He took up trampolining, which was a natural transition from diving, and then stunt work.
His wife, who was also involved in stunt work, made the Cirque du Soleil team first, then urged her husband to apply.
Says a little bit of fear is good, especially in his profession: "you don't want to get lackadaisical at the top of a 100-foot high dive."
His advice is "do what you love and love what you do," but know that that doesn't mean every day will be a cakewalk.
Says you need to define success for yourself, then be successful on your own terms, not on society's terms.
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Artistic Director

I design and direct acrobatic performances for Cirque du Soleil.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Acting & Theatre
Action Sports
Accomplishing Goals