Our Team

Edesia Moreno Barata


Since 2007, Edesia Moreno Barata has collaborated as an Artistic Coach, Acrobatic Choreographer, Acrobatic Performance Designer, Stage Director, and Event Designer on more than 40 different creations around the world with Cirque du Soleil, 45 DEGREES, Cirque Events and Experiences, The 7 Fingers and Friedrichstadt Palast Berlin.

Born and raised in Barcelona, Edesia started her performance career as an elite athlete with the Rhythmic Gymnastics Spanish National Team. In 1998 she was spotted by Cirque du Soleil, who recruited her as an artist and toured for 10 years with the productions of “Saltimbanco” and “Corteo”.

Despite the difficult times in 2020, Edesia becomes the Creative Designer and Artistic Director for an interactive night walk, AGORA Path of Light, a multimedia experience trail at Blue Mountain Sky Resort.  

Driven by a contagious passion and not afraid to be challenged, Edesia has developed her unique skills combining organizational sense, flexibility, respect, leadership, team spirit, and creativity.


Richard Dagenais


With over 35 years of experience and success in the Performing Arts as a Creative Manager and Creator, Richard is adept at challenging constructively and giving objective feedback. He seeks to apply his intuitive listening ability, language skills, and clear communication as a coach and mentor to respectfully empower others and help them in their journey to success.

Born and raised in Montreal, his 10-year dance career with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet has led him to travel the world and work with some of the best choreographers where he developed his artistic skills.

His tenure with Canadian Actors’ Equity Associations brought him to the forefront of the fight for the rights of Canadian Artists and gave him some invaluable insight into the business side of the industry.

After 18 years with Cirque du Soleil as Head of Auditions, Senior Artistic Director and Senior Director of Creation and back from a year in Dubai working on Franco Dragone’s La Perle, the time is ripe for him to share his vast expertise and life experience in the Live Entertainment Industry to the new generation of creators and performers.