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Creator Bio

   An art school painter and elite scholarship gymnast, Stephan added to this foundation the disciplines of dance, circus and aerial performance. Fusing those skills into a successful choreography that drew the attention of Cirque du Soleil, Stephan created and performed the featured act Body2Body over 1000 times for their Las Vegas production, Zumanity. The development of an acrobatic-dance partnering language, merged with a life-long study of consciousness-science, has lead Stephan to configuring himself a creator of evocative performances that foster growth and evolution.

   With a global network of the highest caliber performing artists and theater makers in circus and dance, Stephan’s experience working for and beside some of the great creators of our time, has honed his ability for devising sophisticated physical theater. His vision melds a passion for both the fine arts and the performing arts, while nurturing an affinity for symbolism and transformational narratives.

Creator Résumé


SUTIL: a nouveau cirque production by, ILAII

Merida Fest 2024, awarded "must see" encore selection

Centro Cultural De Merida, Olimpo, Yucatan, Mexico


Speakeasy Saturdays

A  monthly showcase of rotating performing artists, casted and directed by Stephan Choiniere & Wassa Coulibaly

Baobab Stage, Town Square, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Aerial Silk Act Designer & Assistant Circus Choreographer

Mirage Entertainment, Inc., Hongcun Aju Project

Director: Angelo Bonello
Creation of a multi-million dollar circus, martial arts and dance themed outdoor water show in Anhui Province, China.

Aerial straps act designer, associate circus arts choreographer, trainer & interim resident director

Voyage de la Vie

Director: Phil McKinley
A multi-million dollar theatrical rock circus spectacular created by The Generating Company, UK, for, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore.

Choreographer, Instructor & Performing Artist
The International Meeting Under the Tent (Encuentro Internacional Bajo la Carpa), Circo Sentido.

Director: Bruno Castillo Diaz
A 5-week workshop in body2body technique followed by showcase performances in Mexico City.

Acrobatic Coach
Cirque du Soleil - Believe
Director: Serge Denoncourt

Acrobatic coach/trainer for the dancers and artists in the creation of the show, Believe, at the CDS headquarters in Montreal, Quebec

Instructor, Choreographer, Director & Performing Artist
Colectivo Circo Sentido,
A 10-day intensive workshop, culminating in a showcase production with students, Casa de Cultura Jésus Romero Flóres, Mexico City

Collaborator & model for sculptures

The Art of Richard MacDonald Presented by Cirque du Soleil
Director: Richard MacDonald
Stephan was instrumental in precipitating the partnership between RM & CDS

Member, Board of Advisors

Action for Artists

A non-profit organization fostering musical talent and careers for singers, instrumentalists, and other creative artists.

Core member

c3: Center for Conscious Creativity

A research and educational 501c3 arts organization dedicated to creating a better future through arts and media. Currently serving as an Artistic Director for c3: CreateLAB — a platform for the development of experimental works in the performing and expressive arts driven by innovation and emerging technologies.

Collaborative Designer of diverse acts and photo shoots, 1995 - 2007

AntiGravity, New York City

Director: Christopher Harrison


Creative team for Voyage De La Vie

Voyage De La Vie, Creative Team


  • Workshops in Body2Body technique, designing movement and character/performance development.

  • Specialty-act choreography.

  • Athletic and dance photography direction for portfolios

  • Fitness training & superfood nutrition

  • Show directing & script writing for multi-media physical theater

Poster advertisement for Voyage De La Vie
Finale tableau for Voyage De La Vie
Poster advertisement for Hongcun Aju Project
Mirage Entertainment logo
Anti-Gravity Entertainment logo
Circo Sentido logo
The Art of Richard MacDonald presented by Cirque du Soleil logo

Creative Associations

Nevada Rhythmic Academy​, Las Vegas

Rhythmic gymnastics school and circus training

Owner / Director: Tsvetelina & Maia Tabakova

David's Dream Factory, Las Vegas

Owner / Director: David Matz

Show Talent Productions, Las Vegas

Owner / Director: Angelina Puzanova & Jenny Aratas

Joan Scheckel Film Making Labs, Los Angeles

Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm:

Andrew Cawrse, Artistic  Director and Modeling Supervisor for visual effects feature films

Gio Nakpil, Digital Creature Model Supervisor

Weta Workshop, New Zealand

Owner / Director: Richard Taylor & Tania Rodger


Mirage Entertainment:

Angelo Bonello, Director Hongcun Aju Project, Anhui Province, China, & Founder/Artistic Director, KitonB Project

​Alain Gauthier​, Aerial & acrobatic choreographer (Cirque du Soleil & Cavalia)
Charlie Kao, President & Co-founder, Mirage Entertainment 

Tronic, multi-media creation studio, New York City​

Directors / Co-founders: Jesse Seppi & Vivian Rosenthal

c3: Center for Conscious Creativity, platform and think-tank for artists, inventors & media makers, Los Angeles

Founder: Kate McCallum

Vortex Immersion, Immersive entertainment venues & interactive technologies, Los Angeles 

President & CEO: Ed Lantz

Spymonkey, comedy theater troupe, UK

Founders: Toby Park, Petra Massey and master teacher, Aitor Basauri


Le PeTiT CiRqUe, All-kid circus performers, Los Angeles

Founder & Director: Nathalie Yves Gaulthier

Festival Siguientescena, International Festival of Alternative Performing Arts, Queretaro, Mexico

Director: Luis René Venegas Ramírez

Broadway Bares:

Jerry Mitchell (Director/choreographer: Peep Show, Legally Blonde: The Musical, Hairspray: The Musical) 

The Generating Company, (Voyage de la Vie)

Phil McKinley, Director (Barnum & Bailey)  
Mark Fisher, Artistic Designer (Cirque du Soleil, 2008 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, U2 360 º world tour, & numerous rock bands)  

Ray Winkler, Designer (Mark Fisher productions)  
Alain Gauthier, Circus choreographer (Cirque du Soleil & Cavalia) 
Paul Cockle, Producer (The Generating Company, The Millennium Dome) 

Cirque du Soleil:

Guy LaLiberte: Founder

Zumanity: Creator profiles

​Believe: Creator profiles

Debra Brown (Cirque du Soleil choreographer)  
Serge Denoncourt (Director: Believe)  
Dominic Champagne (Director: Zumanity, Love, Varakai)  
René Richard Cyr (Co-Director: Zumanity)  
Cahal McCrystal (Clown Act Creator) 
Thierry Mugler (Costume designer, Zumanity)  
Boris Verkhovsky (Director of Acrobatics and Coaching) 

Michael Curry (Puppet Designer)

Stefan Haves (Clown Act Creator)

Metropolitan Opera House:
Robert LePage (Director: La Damnation de Faust, Cirque du Soleil: Ka & Totem)  
James Levine (Music Director & conductor)  
Luciano Pavarotti  
Placido Domingo 



Christopher Harrison (Director)  

Radio City Music Hall:

Graciela Daniele (Director: Carnivale) 
Mark Dendy (Choreographer: Carnivale)

B. H. Barry (Fight Choreographer: Carnivale)

Dance choreographers:

Giulio Scatola  
Doug Elkins
David Dorfman Dance Company 
Bill T. Jones Dance Company  
Arthur Aviles Typical Theater  
Jeff Amsden (Director/choreographer: A Few Good Men Dancin’)  


Lois Greenfield 

David LaChapelle
Parish Kohanim 
Michel Tcherevkoff  
Andrew Eccles  
Natacha Merritt 
Carolyn Quan  
Terry Notary  
Jerry Metellus 


Richard MacDonald  
Andrew Cawrse  

Cirque du Soleil logo
The Generating Company logo
Resorts World Sentosa Singapore logo
Center for Conscious Creativity logo
Hongcun Aju resident show directed by Angelo Bonello Kitonb Project
Hongcun Aju resident show directed by Angelo Bonello kitonb project
Aerial straps duo directed by Stephan Choiniere

Aerial Straps duo for Voyage de la Vie

aerial silk duo directed by Stephan Choiniere

Aerial silk/hammock duo for Hongcun Aju

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