Ben Portvin is a former Canadian national gymnastics champion. He joined Cirque du Soleil as an artist during the creation of O in 1997. After performing on stage in over 3000 shows, he changed his role within Cirque du Soleil as a head coach on the show Viva ELVIS and later transferred to Head of Acrobatics during the creation of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour and AMALUNA.
After being promoted in the role of AcrobaticChoreography Designer, Ben jumped on many new productions including Michael Jackson ONE, KURIOS, the opening ceremony of the PanAm Games in Toronto 2015, and many more. Since then, he has opened many new shows like MESSI TEN, R.U.N and VITORI. With over 15 years involved with the Cirque Du Soleil Group, as well as being Director of Creative Development for the past four years,Ben’s knowledge and drive on merging acrobatic & artistic, his passion for creativity and human performance has made him a top consultant for designing events, shows, creative retreats and performance camps for partners like RedBull and Logitech.
With his network of connections in the entertainment field, and his vision of helping pushing limits to new levels,Ben’s main focus is to collaborate with other experts in different fields to help elevate everyone’s full potential in human performance and creativity.