Brysen Bishop

Michael Waldrop

At a young age, Brysen always had a passion for performing and acrobatics, but it was being cast in an episode of So You Think You Can Dance in high school that enlightened him to the idea of performing as a career. Brysen performed duo trapeze and ground acrobatics, while in college, with an on-campus troop of circus inspired theater students. After college, Brysen had intentions of becoming an anesthesiologist, but he instead pursued a different opportunity and became an acrobat for Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show in Myrtle Beach, SC. During his three-year tenure at Pirates Voyage Brysen learned a variety of circus skills, such as tumbling, diving, sword fighting, trampoline, tramp wall, Russian swing and Chinese pole. He even performed as a back-up voice character, adding some voice acting to his repertoire. Confident with the skills he acquired at Pirates Voyage, Brysen moved to Las Vegas, NV to audition for Cirque du Soleil. He attended a workshop with The Catwall Acrobats and was later hired as a Russian swing performer on the limited run show Rebel by Cirque du Soleil in Andorra. Brysen continues to train hard and learn as many disciplines as he can to broaden the opportunities of performing.