This interview was originally released on Feisworld Podcast – the platform that celebrates the freedom of creativity and financial independence. I’m your host, Fei Wu, and today we are journeying into the world of Cirque du Soleil with the accomplished Canadian figure skater, Jeremy Ten.
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Throughout his journey, Jeremy has proved that creativity knows no bounds. He has gracefully transitioned from being a three-time Canadian national medalist in figure skating to a successful performer in Cirque du Soleil’s Axel.
Being a successful performer demands a life on the road. This lifestyle comes with its unique set of challenges – adaptability being key. Living out of suitcases and adapting to different environments each week might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Jeremy embraces this lifestyle with gusto. He sees it as an opportunity to meet new people and perform for new audiences each week.
Away from the ice, Jeremy is particular about his style and skincare routine. He confesses to being a perfectionist and does not shy away from revealing his favorite clothing brands – Top Man, Zara, and H&M, or his favorite skincare products – Kiehl’s serum and Nivea Cream lotion. Jeremy’s story is a testament to the fact that while performing can be physically demanding, it does not mean that one should compromise on personal style or skin care.
In this era of competitive performances, Jeremy emphasizes the need for preparation off the stage. He believes that performing in front of an audience is made easier by ensuring that he eats right, keeps in shape, and most importantly, that he enjoys what he does. This attitude has helped him maintain a connection with his audience and perform his best.
What’s interesting about Jeremy’s story is that it serves as an inspiration to not just artists, but anyone with a dream. His journey reminds us that change is not always daunting but can open up new avenues of success. Whether you’re an artist looking to diversify your portfolio or an individual looking for a career change, take a leaf out of Jeremy’s book and embrace the challenges that come your way.
Tune in to the Feisworld Podcast for more such inspiring stories from creators around the world who have dared to live life on their terms. As we delve deeper into the lives of these creators, we continue to unravel the power of creativity, passion, and perseverance. We look forward to you joining us on this creative journey.