Igor Zambelli

Las Vegas | Acrobat Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson ONE
“Do what you love and you will love what you do. Success is not a destination, it’s a journey!”

Where are you from? Where do you live now?

I’m Brazilian from Rio de Janeiro, living in Las Vegas performing full time for Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil, and on my free time exploring the maximum I can from Red Rocks and all the areas around.

What do you have for breakfast in the morning?

I rely on my breakfast so I can have a good day, as a super active person carb/protein/fat it’s my basic formula, that includes rice,nuts,eggs,bacon,avocado and coffee.

What words / motto / advice do you live by?

Do what you love and you will love what you do. Success is not a destination, it’s a journey!

What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your success?

Keeping myself healthy and inspired to train more, and knowing the limits to stop and rest.

If someone wanted to start learning your craft, how do you recommend they get started? Resources?

The basic thecnic is keep you feet straight, knees slightly bend, back straight, arms up. If you want to learn slacklining, keep it in mind that the frustration is the fuel. Balance its involuntary, no need to think too much, your body knows what it has to do, you just need to believe it and practice A LOT. Tricklining the it’s the most acrobatic style of Slackline. It definitely requires a professional equipament and backup on the set up, the community it’s always welcoming to new people and pretty much anybody that Slackline would like to help you. Online of course it’s the easiest place to find people around you to go slack with!

Who do you look up to in your profession and why?

Andy Lewis it’s definatly the biggest idol I have on Slacklining, besides all the crazy stuff he did back in the day on the beggging of tricklining and highlining, he’s is so pro active in relation to the community, organizes yearly a highline festival that brings dozens of people together to enjoy Slacklining and life. I also know Andy personally and he is always a positive guy, great to be around!

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Do you enjoy creating/co-producing your own video content? How can EDGEtv help?

Yes, being in the art field I definitely understand that’s there is a lot more in to a video or picture or a performance than just the trick. I do have a good camera to record and photograph but I have very lil experience with editing.

What are you looking for in a network? How can our network, EDGEtv, improve?

Big projects needs more than one person, I can’t do everything my myself, it’s even hard to focus on what I really need to do if I gotta be thinking of something else ,the camera for exemple.. people with the same or not especiality it’s always a plus on any kind of work, adding different view, can add a lot in to a project. My interest with Edgetv it’s to meet qualified, passionate people, share expiriences and create great work so we can all go travel the world doing what we love.

Igor Zambelli

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