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Santé D'Amours Fortunato received her CEGEP College Diploma in 2011 from the National Circus School, Montreal majoring in hula hoop, minoring in contortion and aerial hoop.

In 2011 she left for Venice, Italy as a Specialty Act for 6 months with Celebrity Cruises.
She has never forgotten her passion for dance and can be seen dancing in the 2012 movie "Mirror Mirror" featuring Julia Roberts.


She was featured on the TV Show, "La Vie est un Cirque‚TV5monde" in 2011 as a hula hoop soloist, and in 2012 as a contortionist. In 2013 she was featured as a hula hoop Soloist on the Brazilian TV Show Altas Horas, Globo. In 2014 she was invited as a hula hoop soloist on German TV for Das Supertalent. In 2018-2020 she has been on numerous news stations, early breakfast television shows across Canada, USA, and Europe as a hula hoop soloist.

In 2012 Santé discovered the fabulous scenes of Varieté, and enjoyed her time performing in Germany until 2016. She has worked for companies such as Varieté et cetera, CafeHahn, Tigerpalast, GOP varieté, etc.

The past 9 years Santé performed in China, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, England, Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, France, Caribbean, USA, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, South Africa and Brazil. She enjoys sharing her passion with the world.

In 2017 she joined Cirque du Soleil Corteo as a hula hoop soloist, and aerialist in the chandelier act. Where she toured North America and Europe with her husband, Alexandr Yudintsev.


Alexandr Yudintsev (Sasha), born and raised in Kazakhstan discovered his passion for tumbling at the age of 10. He was the tumbling champion of Kazakhstan, which lead him to three World Cups, and two World Championships.


While pursing his university degree in Physical Education, which he completed in 2010, he accepted a contract with Cirque Du Soleil in the show Corteo as a performer in the teeterboard and Cyr wheel act.


In the year 2011, he had a new position in Corteo as the character “Clown August” and as an acrobat in the “Trampo Bed Act”. After the closing of Corteo big top in 2015, he joined the Cirque du Soleil show Kurios where he performed acronet.


In 2017, he joined the re opening of Corteo but as an arena show. This is where he met Santé Fortunato, his wife. They toured North America and Europe together. He was a soloist in the Cyr wheel act, acrobat in the "Trampo Bed Act", a character “Clown August”, and a back up act with his solo diabolo act. 

-Circus Artists-

Fortunato & Yudintsev

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