2018 WAS Congress Presentations

Saturday, Sept. 8th, 2018

12:30 - 4:30 PM (Siena Room)

We give you the opportunity to pose questions to our 2018 Legend inductees to learn about their successes and what helped them to become champions in their sport. 

Boris Verkhovsky, Director of Performance Design and Development -Cirque du Soleil 

Bobby Dixon, 2018 WAS Gallery of Legend Hall of Fame Inductee, has been a champion diver, gymnast and professional acrobat. His wife Anoushka, attended the National Dutch Circus School and honed her natural talents as a clown, juggler and low wire acrobat. Together, they created the comedy duo Comedy-Unlimited and have entertained audiences around the world. We are fortunate to have them perform one of their unique comedy numbers for us - - we know you’ll enjoy the show!

12:30 – 12:45 PM  Opening remarks by David Jacobs, WAS President.

12:45 – 2:45   PM   Meet the Legends Q & A.

  3:00 – 3:30   PM   Bobby & Anoushka Dixon perform.


3:30 – 4:30   PM   Cirque du Soleil Creative Acrobatic Reachout Activity
Led by Boris Verkhovsky, Director of Performance                                                          Design and Development 

​World Acrobatics Society


Creating time and space to ideate and envision with like-minded individuals from the acrobatic community - within Cirque du Soleil and in the world at-large - is an essential process to discuss and discover new ideas, unique perspectives and opportunities.

Join us for a preview journey of directed play & exploration that leads to new and unchartered territories – acrobatically-speaking of course!