Meet April and Justin Chodkowski | Leads, The Flying Royals

We had the good fortune of connecting with April and Justin Chodkowski and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi April and Justin, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
It was easy really… The show we were performing on closed, so to keep doing what we love (and what we’re really good at!) we had to create our own troupe! Justin and April have been professional trapeze artists for 15+ years and had worked for a few troupes before joining Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba in early 2014. That show closed Dec 31, 2017 and we had the equipment for this completely unique criss crossing apparatus. The team from La Nouba helped with some initial creation, but eventually they went to work for other shows around the world. ‘The Flying Royals’ was born and it took months to recruit enough flyers to really build an act. It took even longer to...

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