PRO Talk: Casting for Theme Parks - Conversation with Ian Jenkins, Casting Director & Project Development at Europa Park Germany - StageLync
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PRO Talk: Casting for Theme Parks – Conversation with Ian Jenkins, Casting Director & Project Development at Europa Park Germany

PRO Talks are CircusTalk’s live virtual events led by industry influencers, and experts focused on career-building topics. Our virtual conversations feature talent seekers from different sectors within circus and the performing arts. PRO members will gain new insights, meet fellow professionals, and strengthen their career connections.

In this PRO Talk Stacy Clark’s guest is Ian Jenkins Casting Director & Project Development at Europa Park Germany and Creative Director at Blue Banana Entertainment, Germany.

Twice World Professional Pair Skating Champion and Former Olympic competitor Ian has used his 25 years of experience as an artist to create more than 60 shows with varying styles for Europa Park. Ian has worked for nine years as Europa Park’s ‘Director of Entertainment. He now starts the new Europa Park challenge to be part of the opening team of MACK ONE FRANCE, situated in France but only 30 minutes from Europa Park. Ian, constantly looking for new talent, now shares his time between the French creative offices and creating and directing shows for Europa Park and other shows around the world as part of the Blue Banana Entertainment portfolio.

During the first half of the conversation, Stacy’s and Ian’s dialogue provides insight about working and auditioning for theme parks, while in the second part of the conversation, artists had the chance to introduce themselves and ask questions to Ian.

Stacy Clark
CEO of CircusTalk, Casting Director, Career Coach -Canada
Stacy is a seasoned professional in the circus and performing arts industry. A former gymnast and circus artist, Stacy worked in marketing and communications before leaving it all behind to perform and teach circus worldwide on stage, at festivals, and on screen. Today she is a freelance casting director, career coach, and artistic advisor. In 2021, Stacy joined the small and dynamic team at the international online platform CircusTalk as CEO. Previously, Stacy was a talent scout and then the Director of Casting at Cirque du Soleil.

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Stacy Clark

Stacy is a seasoned professional in the circus and performing arts industry. A former gymnast and circus artist, Stacy worked in marketing and communications before leaving it all behind to perform and teach circus worldwide on stage, at festivals, and on screen. Today she is a freelance casting director, career coach, and artistic advisor. In 2021, Stacy joined the small and dynamic team at the international online platform CircusTalk as CEO. Previously, Stacy was a talent scout and then the Director of Casting at Cirque du Soleil.