Trevor | The Diablo
Best described as a manipulation object, shaped like an hourglass, that spins and is tossed into the air with two sticks and a sting. The diabolo originated from China over 2000 years but it has only been in the last 10 years that the skill-set has exploded exponentially and is being performed in two of Cirque Du Soleil shows today. Trevor’s artistry and fluidity will charm you into a dynamic universe balanced between body and object. Every moment is accentuated and choreographed to the rhythm of the music producing a theatrical spectacle. He will captivate you with his ability to weave the diabolo intricately around the body and by tossing multiple diabolo’s high into the air creating mesmerizing combinations.
Trevor, a former Canadian Champion on the trampoline took his skill as an aerialist to Cirque Du Soleil where he performed over 2500 shows in group acts like the Teeter-board, Chinese poles, Russian swing and Taiko drumming. Trevor performed with the show’s Mystere in Las Vegas and Saltimbanco that toured Asia and Australia. With a desire to improve his stage skill, he attended a French-speaking theatre school in Brussels, Belgium. This two-year full-time theatre curriculum covered bouffon, clowning, mime, Comedia dell'Arte and many others styles. This was the catapult to build a solo number, the diabolo. Transferring his ability into the juggling-family was a good challenge and an obsession that proved to be a great chemistry. Trevor taught himself the diabolo by meticulously watching videos on the internet. He is in a constant search to create the perfect move with the perfect music with the perfect intention. He also performs, manages and owns a taiko drumming team called Rhythma Performance Group that shake audience’s at special events such as the Cirque Du Soleil inauguration of the Spring Preserve 2007 and with best-seller Bill Phillips. Trevor likes to say, “The only way to advance is by doing something you don’t know.”