Russ Stark is an accomplished aerial acrobat, television and film performer, gymnast, acrobatic instructor, and aerial apparatus rigger who received his training from Bitterroot Gymnastics Center, the University of Montana, and Cirque du Soleil. Mr. Stark’s live performances and industrials have included Cirque du Soleil (Quidam and Dralion), the Grammy Awards, the American Music Awards (with Enrique Iglesias), with Lady Gaga, Cirque Berserk, Ledzaerial, Cirque Mechanics Target, Wal-Mart, Fiat International, Tour of Gymnastic Champions and many more. His TV and film performances have included Water for Elephants, Chronicles of Riddick, and Walt Disney’s Zack and Cody. Russ is trained in teaching artistic gymnastics, acrobatics, acrobatics for dancers, acrobatic partnering, Aerial Harness, Corde Lisse (Aerial Rope), German Wheel, gymnastics, Silks, Spanish Web, and Trampoline Wall. He has traveled nationally conducting workshops, intensives, and master classes. His most recent teaching credits include Tour of Gymnastic Champions, The Circus Project, Pacific Fire Gathering, and BodyVox.As a complement to his professional endeavors, Mr. Stark has traveled throughout South America working on community outreach and development and is also Co-Director of ARC In Movement LLC.
ARC in Movement was formed by independent artists Alicia Cutaia and Russ Stark after years of collaboration in a variety of productions. In the summer of 2014, Cutaia and Stark formed ARC in Movement to present their innovative work, create new performances, and teach people of all skill levels. Using Cutaia and Stark’s complementary artistry and joy of movement, ARC gracefully combines the dance, fire, and circus performance worlds to create an awe-inspiring synthesis of artistic mediums. Their talent has taken them around the world, and they are available for both domestic and international bookings. Contact ARC in Movement now for rates to take your event to greater heights!
In addition to performing, Alicia and Russ are experienced educators who lead masterclasses in acrobatics, partnering, act creation, contemporary dance, and improv. They work with all age groups and are available for private lessons, or group classes