Rob Bollinger

Rob Bollinger

Artistic Director


Cirque du Soleil

Las Vegas, NV USA


Travel far enough away, my friend, and you will discover something of incredible beauty: yourself.

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Pay Your DuesInterview Excerpt
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Doing What You LoveInterview Excerpt
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Channeling FailureInterview Excerpt
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Listening To YourselfInterview Excerpt
Milestones

Milestones

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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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Business/Commerce, General
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
Career

Career

Artistic Director

I design and direct acrobatic performances for Cirque du Soleil.

Career Roadmap

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