Magali Marcheschi

After degrees in mechanical engineering and a master's in applied sciences, Magali Marcheschi now teaches resistance to materials and dynamics at Montreal's École Polytechnique. She is a lecturer in the Mathematics and Industrial Engineering undergraduate programs as well as in the Entertainment Technology certificate. Over the past six years, she has specialized in performing arts tech, where she has been a regular trainer and collaborator of riggers and designers across Canada. Heavy lifting and rigging in live shows require extreme caution in order to protect the artists and the audience. Many theatres and circuses have called upon Mme Marcheschi's expertise in order to find complex and security-driven solutions involving analytical calculating tools.

Before working in Québec, Mme Marcheschi was a production supervisor in the transportation sector (freight trucks and cars) in Europe and North America.

cirque circus group


Members of the group are regular collaborators engaged in an ongoing conversation. They regularly attend Working Group meetings in Montreal or elsewhere and are expected to give at least one talk a year or to act as respondents to colleagues' papers.


Graduate Students

Regular participants, working with Working Group members or working on circus-related scholarly topics:

  • Dr. Tracy Zhang
    post-doctoral fellow, Concordia University; supervisor Norma Rantisi
  • Joanna Donehower
    doctoral candidate, PhD in Humanities, Concordia; supervisor: Louis Patrick Leroux
  • Lyn Charland
    doctoral candidate, PhD in Humanities, Concordia; supervisor: Louis Patrick Leroux
  • Sue Proctor
    MA in SIP, Concordia; supervisor: Louis Patrick Leroux
  • Johanna Tzountouris
    MA, Laval University
  • Katie Lavers
    PhD Candidate through WAAPA (Edith Cowan University, Australia)


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