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The Circus Life with @andrii_bondarenko

To see more photos and videos behind the scenes of Andrey’s hand-balancing act in Cirque du Soleil, follow @andrii_bondarenko on Instagram

“The stage and audience are so marvelous, and the whole thing mesmerizes me,” says Andrey Bondarenko (@andrii_bondarenko) from Mykolaiv, Ukraine. Andrey’s journey has taken him from being a student acrobat to a European champion, and now to having a solo hand-balancing show in Сirque du Soleil (@cirquedusoleil). “One of my favorite hand-balancing tricks is to ‘walk on air,’” he says. “People loved the trick, so I developed it further, and finally, I created my own style of ‘walking on air.’” Andrey’s daily photos and videos are a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a circus artist. “I spend 30 minutes training every morning to wake up my body. It’s quite enough for me—I need to save my energy for the evening show.”