Despite being diagnosed at 12 years of age with cystic fibrosis, Jesse has always been active: national level gymnastics, judo, swimming, and circus left him with little time to spare for other hobbies.
He graduated from ESAC (Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque) in Brussels, in 2011, specialised in chinese pole, straps, floor acrobatics and partner acrobatics. Since then he worked for numerous large companies all around the world, such as Cirque Eloize, NoFitState Circus, Casus, as well as on personal projects, solos, duos. Since 2016 he is a founding member of Collectif Sous le Manteau, whose first show “MONSTRO” premiered in january 2019. Due to health complications during the summer of 2020 Jesse was replaced in “MONSTRO” so that he could start a new creation: À 2 Mètres by ADM vzw. (Premiered in May 2021)
Parallel to this artistic career, he also developed his pedagogical works since 2011. Jesse intermittently taught at professional programs, namely, ESAC (Brussels), Académie Fratellini (Paris), Codarts (Rotterdam), ACaPA (Tilburg), ECB (Bordeaux), as well as gave several masterclasses and workshops in various locations all over the world. In 2020, following numerous bouts of pneumonia, and several hospitalisations, Jesse had to face a pulmonary capacity of 40%.
Rocio was born in 1992 in Bahia Blanca, in Argentina. From an early age she went in the artistic direction by studying theatre, dance and circus. She educated herself at the two professional circus programs: Circo Soq and National University of San Martin.
From 2013 to 2015, she was a member of the contemporary dance company IFA-CDC from Luciano Cejas, where she was part in the creation of two shows. Passionate about movement and teaching, Rocio studied physical education at ISEF II, in Argentina. She decided to specialise in chinese pole at ESAC, in Belgium, from where she graduated in 2018. The same year, she participated in the project “Crece”, in Spain, and was part of the dance company TerazNow in Belgium. Since 2017, she is working in the chinese pole duo “Correspondance”. In 2019 she joined the circus and dance company “Hurjaruuth” in Finland. Currently, she is part of “À 2 mètres” by ADM vzw. as well as “Ploie sous mon poids” by Mauvais Coton in France.