CEO/Creative Director: Niekko Chin
Niekko Chin began his career as a dancer in New York City. He studied Modern Jazz at the Dance Theatre of Harlem and started performing in music videos and tours for various artists. Niekko honed his skills through work at major theme park attractions, show productions, corporate musical theater, dinner theater, dance, television and live production. In 1984, he formed Cirque USA and at the time was a group of traveling performers (acrobats, gymnasts, cirque acts, aerialist, and ballet dancers) that would tour the country for clients such as Pfizer, BMW, Sony and Rolls Royce. Niekko also produced shows for major corporations which included Bell South, AT&T, Pfizer, IBM, Microsoft, Sony and Sharp Electronics. He also produced live shows for major theme parks; and provided cirque performers for Prince, Cher, MTV Video Music Awards after party for Usher, John Travolta Super Bowl Party 2008 and private events for Donald Trump. Niekko's creative and original concepts have earned him the reputation of an industry trendsetter, and continue to earn him accolades for each new show he produces.
Artistic Director: Leslie Ferrelli
Leslie graduated with a BFA in dance Performance in 2004 from the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia. Working with the Delaware Valley Jazz Company instilled Leslie with determination and dedication as well as igniting her passion for dance, performance and perfection. While attending University of the Arts, she has been lucky enough to study with some of the nations best dance teachers, Ruth Andrian, Pat Thomas, Faye Snow, Andrew Pap, Kip Martin, Mia Michaels, Cuban Pete and Jennifer Binford among others. Working extensively with Roni Koresh of the Koresh Dance Company to master his unique style of jazz combined with modern dance, Leslie discovered her passion for choreography. She has worked with several dance companies such as Tournado Dance Company, Contempra Dance Theater and DRIP to name a few. Leslie has been performing internationally with Cirque USA since 2003. In 2005, she accepted the role as Artistic Director for Cirque USA. Since then she has been acting as choreographer for the company and producing corporate and theater shows internationally.
Director of Special Events: Nicole Myint
Nicole is our Director of Special Events here at Cirque USA. She holds an important role of stage managing the corporate and celebrity events, as well as being a project manager for our recent Carmen Electra and John Travolta Superbowl events. She attended the University of University of Michigan, where she majored in Business and Marketing. Having formerly managed several companies for over 7 years, Nicole brings vast hands on experience and knowledge to her role. Her unending energy and excitement is contagious and we feel blessed to have her among our talented staff.
Account Executive NYC Office: Madison Hopkins
Madison graduated from Florida State University with a BA in Recreation and Leisure Services Administration, with an emphasis in Event Planning. For more than five years, she has conducted corporate conferences, parties and events in the entertainment industry and for non-profit organizations including the American Red Cross and Lee's Place Grief Counseling Center. Throughout her experience, she has had the privilege of working with celebrities including America's Next Top Model season six winner Danielle Evans, R&B recording artist Mario, Project Runway's Michael Knight and Kerry Rhodes from New York Jets. Most recently, she served as Operations Manager for an Orlando-based event planning firm, and she is now looking forward to pursuing her passion for the entertainment industry with CUSA.
Lighting Director: Mathew Jay
Sound Engineer: Andrew Pastinine
Tech Director: Robert Willis
Rigging: Master Riggers
Production Manager: Debbie Williams
Makeup Artist: Nick Herrera
Website: Aaron Van Swearingen
Sales Office Denver: Skye Griffith (303) 595-8747
Sales Office Orlando: Erica Loehr (407) 388-1200
Sales Office Los Angeles: Niekko (310) 295-0241
Sales Office Las Vegas: Van (702) 430-9677
Sales Office NYC: Madison Hopkins (917) 338-6816