The Art of Science: A Look Inside the Technology of Storytelling - Murmuration Festival

The Art of Science: A Look Inside the Technology of Storytelling


Sun 09.25
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Calum Pearson

Vice President of Resident Shows Division Worldwide, Cirque du Soleil

Calum is currently the Vice President of the Resident Show Division of Cirque du Soleil, where he is responsible for the operations of 9 multi-million dollar permanent theatre shows across the US. This is the second Vice Presidency Calum has undertaken for Cirque du Soleil, previously being at the helm for their Technical Show Support division.

Calum served as Company Manager for KÀ, and was responsible for managing the day to day operations of Cirque du Soleil’s fourth permanent show in Las Vegas. With more than 300 cast and crew members from 18 different countries and a production cost of $200 million. Calum had his hands full when he joined KÀ in November 2004 just as the first public performances started and the creation process was still in an intense period. With over 25 years of operations and management experience in the entertainment industry, Calum brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership skills to Cirque du Soleil.

Prior to joining Cirque du Soleil, Calum spent 16 years touring with well known music productions including Bon Jovi and Van Halen, and family acts such as Disney on Ice. He progressed his responsibilities over the years from Lead Rigger, to Technical Director and Company Manager.

Calum, a native of England, and his wife Cory, have two young sons and live in Las Vegas.