CULVER CITY, Calif., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Julian Pavone, "The World's Youngest Drummer!"® and Guinness World Record Holder recently signed with the internationally recognized Le PeTiT CiRqUe. Le PeTiT CiRqUe is the only all-kid Humanitarian Cirque company in the world. It is composed of a troupe of kids ages 7-13 that are some of the top aerial artists/circus artists in the country as well as prodigies, World Champions and Guinness World record holders in music, karate, and skateboarding.
Everyone knows and loves Cirque du Soleil, yet Le PeTiT CiRqUe brings an element that Cirque du Soleil and adult circus companies cannot equal: child pro-level talent and prodigies using their gifts to entertain and heal. They have mesmerized numerous audiences worldwide and perform one of the most unique, innovative and INSPIRATIONAL shows today. Jamie Lee Curtis said, "Are you kidding me? These are CHILDREN!! This is the greatest thing I've ever seen!" Stewart Copeland, from The Police, said, "Le PeTiT CiRqUe provides something completely outside of the box, a vibrant circus that stokes the fires of creativity and enthusiasm."
Le PeTiT CiRqUe grew out of its renowned inspirational youth cirque school, Le Studio, and was founded/created by Nathalie Yves Gaulthier. Previously, Gaulthier was the owner and talent agent to Gaulthier Artists Inc. which has represented Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony award nominees. At age 14, Gaulthier founded talent agencies in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Beverly Hills. She attended college (McGill University) at age 15. She was raised as a minority in Nunavut (near Greenland) amongst Eskimo-Inuits and this allowed her to see the world from a very different perspective. Gaulthier is the show creator and director providing powerful stunning visuals that SENSITIZE, inspire and heal its audiences with messages that are highly thought-provoking and touching.
Julian Pavone is honored and excited to join Le PeTiT CiRqUe as a drumming prodigy. He is currently 8 years old and plays a 22-piece custom drum set with 17 cymbals. He began playing the drums while sitting on his father's lap at the age of three months. At 15 months old, he became a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers' drumline (The United Drumline, founded by William Winfield, III) making him the youngest member by 16 years! Then, at 20 months-old, Julian recorded a CD, "Go Baby!", with legendary bassist Ralphe Armstrong.
Since then, he has received worldwide media coverage with more than 40,000 newspaper and magazine articles published about him. He has appeared on more than 200 television and news shows, including "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (twice), "Good Morning America", "The Maury Show", "Martha Stewart", "Inside Edition" (three times), "FOX News Dayside", "Good Company", WGN, MSNBC, Japan's #1 television show, "Amazing Stories" (twice), and on "Seriously Funny Kids", hosted by Heidi Klum.
Julian has performed live on numerous radio stations around the world and for many concert venues, including the legendary Whisky A Go-Go, the Grammy Museum, House of Blues and Hard Rock Cafe (the youngest ever to perform at these venues). He has also performed for the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.
He has received numerous honors and awards, including "Maury's Most Talented Kid" of 2009, "The 2007 Rock and Roll Lifetime Achievement Award", and at age 3, was one of "Oprah's Most Talented Kids". He also appears in "Sticks and Skins", a photography book about the world of drumming that is currently on display at the Smithsonian Institute. It includes legendary drummers like Buddy Rich, Ringo Starr, Neil Peart, and Stewart Copeland.
Julian also loves sharing his gift with others, especially if he can help his community. He is currently the youngest partner of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, joining celebrities such as Sir Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber and The Jonas Brothers. He will soon begin third grade at University Liggett School, a private, college-preparatory day school that is Michigan's oldest coeducational, independent school.
For more information about Le PeTiT CiRqUe: LePeTiTCiRqUeLA.com
For more information about Julian Pavone: julianpavone.com
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