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Cirque du Soleil's VOLTA Spotlights Chicago Native Kevin Beverley at Soldier Field This Month

Jacquelyn Lumley | May 20, 2019 | Lifestyle

Kevin Beverley spent seven months perfecting his acrobatic hoop act for VOLTA.

Kevin Beverley took his first gymnastics class at 5 years old, with dance following soon after, but he “always wanted something more,” he says. “When I found circus, I thought, ‘Yes, this is it.’” He graduated from the Chicago Academy for the Arts, then studied trapeze at the National Circus School in Montreal, where a Cirque du Soleil director scouted him. Since joining the company, Beverley has tumbled from Montreal to San Diego with the groundbreaking troupe, all the while “living out of my two suitcases,” he says. Now the nimble acrobat makes his way back home for the extreme sport-inspired VOLTA at Soldier Field. Beverley will flip and fly, midair, through stacked hoops—all to the beat of an intoxicating soundtrack composed by Anthony Gonzalez of the Grammy-nominated synth-pop band M83. Not quite your average series of career twists and turns, but just a day in the life for Beverley. May 18-July 6, VIP experience from $275


Photography by: joe mac creative/courtesy of cirque du soleil