Age: 26

 

Height: 174cm  /  5'9 1/2"

 

Weight: approx. 74Kg / 163lb

 

Eyes: Green/Grey

 

Hair : Shaven

 

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

The story of Justin Dale begins in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. A young boy born in the early nineties to a struggling Metis family would be adopted at the age of 1 and afforded a chance to escape a life of poverty. Despite the well-meaning efforts of his new guardians to normalize his wild antics, Justin continued the legacy of his artistic mother and father, and would do them proud with his commitment to dynamic artistic exploration (Such as when Justin would claim to be an alligator, and refuse to participate in non-alligator activities). Without knowing his martial artist father, Justin would earn his 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo at age 15. He would reconnect with his birth family shortly thereafter.

The pressures of school are testing for any young man, and Justin was no exception. Joining a theatre conservatory in an effort to bolster his self confidence, Justin discovered his passion for the performing arts through musical theatre, and in his first year was awarded the Phylis Pope Award for Best Supporting Performer. Now armed with the confidence to sing, dance, and act on stage, Justin turned his thoughts to love. It was in the tumultuous heartthrobs of the early teenage years that Justin discovered Circus; a young lady had captivated him with her contortion performance, illustrating that the physicality of martial arts and the emotion of theatre can be harmonized. In this moment, Justin Dale was reborn as a circus performer, dedicating every moment to practice with the goal of joining the young lady at the illustrious National Circus School of Montreal.


Justin joined a local fire performance troupe and applied his martial arts weapon skills to dazzling displays of flame. He began to train acrobatics with the Alberta Provincial Gymnastics team and began to self-study the mysterious art of Cyr Wheel. The arrival of Canadian winter saw him practicing in abandoned factories and derelict buildings, battling the cold in pursuit of his craft. The audition in 2010 brought Justin’s dreams to reality with his acceptance into the National Circus School’s 3 year college program. With a full heart he turned to his muse, but their love was not meant to be.

Undaunted, Justin left home at 17 to study with the finest circus coaches in the world, and for a gruelling 3 years, Justin was to be reforged in the crucible of the National Circus School into a true professional. All things come at a cost however, and it was in his second year that tragedy would strike. In the winter of 2013 Justin’s birth father, Jeffery Furgala, was held for ransom and killed by corrupt police in Belize. Justin’s training would grind to a halt, and grief took the place of inspiration. With a heavy heart, Justin would graduate in 2014, and after a brief performance in France, would return home to help raise his brother, Rome. 

 

After a period, he would return to Montreal and resume his his momentum, performing at the Pan Am Games in 2015, the Zircus Flic Flac in Germany, and the Skeleton Crew shows with Les Productions Haut Vol. In 2016 Justin saw an opportunity in the competitive world of Wheel Gymnastics, and competed for Team Canada in the Cyr Wheel World Championships. His dedication and indomitable spirit would be rewarded with victory, and he was crowned the 2016 Cyr World Champion. He has since performed for Cirque Eloize, Justin Bieber, Le Monastere, and various events and shows worldwide


With a deep understanding of his craft and the merits to prove it, Justin has taught the art of Cyr Wheel internationally since 2015, and finds joy in helping others find their true path through expression. Justin continues to strive for excellence, and honour the path he has chosen. He hopes that the fabled Cirque du Soleil will one day welcome him into a show, and will not give up until that day arrives. 

  • Cyr Wheel

  • Sway Pole / Chinese Pole

  • Acrobatics (floor, spring, wall, partner)

  • Trampoline Wall

  • Powertrack

  • Chinese Bungee

  • Juggling (4 Balls, 3 Clubs, Passing )

  • Stilt Walking

  • knife Throwing

  • Whip Cracking

  • Partner Acrobatics

  • Duo Aerial Straps

  • Staff Spinning (Contact, Manipulation)

  • Fire Spinning (Poi, Staff, Sword, whip)

  • Martial Arts, Stage Combat, Sword/Weapon Play

  • Dance

  • Acting / Clowning