Krzysztof Soroczynski has nearly five decades of experience in the worlds of sport acrobatics, traditional circus, and contemporary circus.
He was a competitive athlete in sports acrobatics and a professional circus performer from 1977-1989, performing in circuses around the world in acts such as Russian Swing, Banquine, Aerial Perch, Hand-to-Hand, Teeterboard, Russian Bar, and other disciplines. He became a coach in sports acrobatics and the film industry before transitioning to Cirque du Soleil, where he worked as Acrobatic Consultant and Coach from 1991-1999 (Saltimbanco, Mystère, Alegria). From 1990-1999 he was also one of the founders, Co-Director and Senior Coach for l’Ecole de Cirque de Verdun.
From 1999-2013, Krzysztof was the Head Trainer, Casting Agent and Acrobatics Performance Designer at Cirque Eloize. He was integral in the creations of Excentricus, Cirque Orchestra, Nomade, Rain, Nebbia, iD, and Cirkopolis.
He has worked closely with such great circus directors as Franco Dragone and Daniel Finzi Pasca. And he is asked regularly to jury some of the most prestigious circus festivals in the world: SOLyCIRCO Festival in Sylt, Germany: 2011, 2012, & 2013; and the Festival de Cirque Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada: 2012 & 2013.
In addition to his own achievements, Krzysztof has served as mentor and coach to many young artists, including his son, Bartek Soroczynski. Bartek is currently an internationally-acclaimed multidisciplinary circus performer and theater actor.
Krzysztof passionately believes in circus’s deep relevance to society, and its elevation of human potential, and he continues to develop artists and companies to illustrate this.