Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep. 55, Season 3: Celebrating Black Gymnasts - StageLync

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Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep. 55, Season 3: Celebrating Black Gymnasts

Celebrating the Third Season of the Live Like An Acrobat Podcast and Black History Month, host Shenea Stiletto interviews Jade Wright Nichols, the author of the newly released book Balance of Power: 50 Years of Pioneering, High-Achieving, and Influential Black Gymnasts. Also on the podcast is gymnastics trailblazer Racine (Smith) Williams, who made history by becoming the first-ever Black gymnast to compete for the University of Nebraska.

Shenea Stiletto
Acrobat, Podcaster, Circus Artist, Handstand Instructor -United States
Shenea Stiletto (Shenea Booth) is a two-time World Champion Gold Medalist in Acrobatic gymnastics, a USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Member, and World Acrobatic Society Inductee. Her career includes a decade of collaborations with Cirque Du Soleil including the coveted hand balancing role as "The Promise" in Varekai, becoming the first-ever African American female soloist to play a lead character in a Cirque Du Soleil production.
Shenea was also a finalist on America’s Got Talent and has continued to be a featured artist with prominent circus entertainment companies worldwide.

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Shenea Stiletto

Shenea Stiletto (Shenea Booth) is a two-time World Champion Gold Medalist in Acrobatic gymnastics, a USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Member, and World Acrobatic Society Inductee. Her career includes a decade of collaborations with Cirque Du Soleil including the coveted hand balancing role as "The Promise" in Varekai, becoming the first-ever African American female soloist to play a lead character in a Cirque Du Soleil production. Shenea was also a finalist on America’s Got Talent and has continued to be a featured artist with prominent circus entertainment companies worldwide.