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Barcode started working together in 2011 when Tristan, Alexandra and Eric met at the National Circus School of Montreal. They toured together for three years with The 7 Fingers as original cast members on the show Sequence 8, thrilling audiences around the world. Soon after they were joined by Eve Bigel, a talented hand to hand flyer from France.

 

Together their careers have produced a string of highlights including a gold medal at SolyCirco festival for Alexandra's hoop act, a bronze medal at the Cirque de Demain festival for both Eric's cigar box juggling and Tristan and Eve's hand to hand acts, and a silver medal for the trio's Russian Bar act, as well as the Audience Choice award. They have performed on France's Got Talent, It's Showtime, and multiple times on Le Plus Grande Cabaret du Monde.

Their original theatrical show, Sweat & Ink is set to premiere in 2019.

BARCODE BEGINNINGS

The Artists

Eric

Bates

Eric has been juggling for as long as he can remember. When not doing circus he likes to take motorcycle trips and write about his travels in his blog, Beautiful Problems.

Alexandra Royer

Alex's first passion was horseback riding, and she endeavored to bring the same power and grace to circus. When not onstage she likes to draw, take photos, and travel. She is also able to remember everyone she's ever met.

Tristan Nielsen

Tristan began circus at a young age, where he found a perfect match for his supportive personality. Besides being able to port just about every discipline, he enjoys hiking, reading and taking motorcycle trips.

Eve

Bigel

Eve started in gymnastics, but was soon drawn to circus. She performed in Cie XY for many years, as well as taking a stunt course. When not at the top of a human pyramid she likes to draw and build things with her hands.

Production

Sophie

Picard

Over the past 20 years, Sophie has built an exciting career in the live entertainment industry. She is a creative, experienced and highly skilled producer. 

 

She is a master with budgets and proficient in the domains of international taxation, immigration, insurance, contractual agreements and safe work practices. She also regularly mentors and gives seminars to members of En Piste, the pan-Canadian association for circus arts.

When not running circus companies, she likes to play tennis.

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