Valérie Inertie

Cyr Wheel Artist,
Aerialist & Circus

Blending of art
and physical
performance is
my passion

Valérie Inertie


Valérie Inertie is a world renowned, award winning Cyr-wheel and Aerial artist, who showcases her act for Galas, international events and major circuses all around the world.

Her mastery of the wheel is unlike any other. Valerie’s perfect control of movement defies the law of physics, and dissolves all sense of gravity. The hypnotizing wheel rotation transports us into a poetic universe where elegance and strength are part of the same dance.

Valerie’s Aerial performance is a sublime combination of raw power and beauty in motion. Her act displays stunning skill, graceful choreography and elegant composition that brings classic aesthetic to any event.

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Individuals who wish to perfect the art of Cyr Wheel need to discover the limits of imbalance and be able to effortlessly connect one technical movement to another. The mastery of this artform derives from the ability to anticipate every motion of the wheel.

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Valerie is certified NCCP Level 3 (National Coaching Certification Programme). Since 1996, she has been refining her teaching skills in the fields of gymnastics, fitness and circus arts. Parallel to her artistic career, Valerie pursues her teaching of the Cyr-wheel, giving private classes and organizing workshops all around the world.

Her previous training as a gymnast, her education at the Québec Circus School and her extensive dance experience greatly contributed to the development of her teaching approach. Valerie as created her own vocabulary of movement inspired by her understanding of acrobatics, dance, object manipulation and individual expression.

Her aspiration is to bring the art of Cyr-wheel to another level. As the daughter of a sport teacher, Valerie knows the value of good pedagogy to transmit knowledge to future generations. It is a great joy for her to share her experience with the ones who will be giving colors to the stage of tomorrow. She also enjoys to supports artists to find their own artistic identity. 

Valerie offers various workshop models and is also open to customize her teaching to the demand.

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Workshop descriptions

For advanced Cyr-wheel artists

Valerie’s workshops are designed for those who want to upgrade their Cyr Wheel control or are looking to improve the artistic aspect of their act. During the workshops, Valérie teaches gradual exercises designed to improve body awareness and spatial orientation as well as master weight transfers during transitions. She works on isolating different parts of the body, breaking down and expanding movements in addition to controlling and linking elements efficiently. Her approach aims to broaden the technical vocabulary of the participants and to free the body of the physical effort, thus fostering freedom of artistic expression. In this workshop Valerie also supports individual artists in their process of creation.

For the fit and curious!?

These workshops are designed for anyone with excellent body awareness such as dancers, athletes or physical artists who want to discover the Cyr Wheel movement. During the workshops, Valérie explores the Cyr Wheel possibilities of artistic expression and proposes movement research avenues based on the use of the apparatus as a dance partner. The workshops are individually tailored to the experience and field of the expertise of the participant.

For private classes

Valerie also offers private Cyr-wheel classes for all levels. 

In conjunction with Daniel Cyr, my father Richard Bilodeau of Ateliers RB has been building Cyr Wheels since 2006. The exchange of knowledge between the two inventors considerably improved the fabrication of the device. The finalization of the Cyr Wheel by Ateliers RB has also been in step with my own professional development. With its durable finish and wide range of colors, it is ideal for stage purposes. Built in five segments, it is quick and easy to assemble and its weight makes it perfectly suitable for air transport. Valérie Inertie.

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Driven by the enthusiasm to create and inspire, Valerie enjoys taking part in innovative projects and to work in collaboation with artists from various fields.  There lies the magic that allows her creative mind to expand.  She also likes to initiate her own creative projects hoping to develop the art of Cyr-wheel beyond the limits of circus and show business.

Feel free to contact her per e-mail to discuss potential artistic collaborations.