Diego Salles (Brazil)
Born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1996. He discovered circus by accident, but quickly developed a passion that would lead him to choose it as his career, and in 2013 he joined the Escola de Circo e Artes Culturais in Brazil. Looking to go deeper in his work, then attended the Superior School of Circus Arts (ESAC) in Brussels, where he specialized in and developed his own style of aerial silks.
Following his graduation in 2018, he won multiple awards with his finishing piece Genèse, including the bronze medal and the “Prix de la Ville de Paris” at the 40th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris, and the silver medal and Audience’s prize at the Iberoamerican Circus Festival (FIRCO) in 2019.
In early 2019, he became part of the original cast of the show Sombra by GOP Varieté-Theater in Germany, and in 2020 he created the aerial hoop act Symposium, exploring love in a changing world.
He is currently on creation of an ensemble show with fellow circus performer Jef Kinds and MARIPOSA ensemble.