An internationally awarded artist and public personality, Canadian-born Erika Lemay has become a beautifully disruptive icon in the world of live performance. She is the creator of Physical Poetry; a form of art that gained her worldwide recognition and accolades.
Since the age of 11, Erika has performed on the most prestigious stages around the globe and extensively as a soloist guest star with Cirque du Soleil. Her TV performances have been seen by more than 400 million viewers worldwide, and her talenthas been featured in international medias, including Vanity Fair, Glamour Magazine, Hello Magazine, Le Figaro, and La Repubblica. Vanity Fair Italia nominated Erika as the New Queen of Circus.
As the creator of Physical Poetry, Erika believes that ‘Poetry doesn’t have to be expressed with words’. She is now a highly–coveted brand ambassador, public speaker and cause–activist. She has performed extensively as a soloist guest star with Cirque du Soleil and is an Arts Ambassador with the cultural foundation Pensare Oltre. Her TV performances have been seen by more than 400 million viewers worldwide, and her talent has been featured in international medias, including Vanity Fair, Glamour Magazine, Hello Magazine, Le Figaro and La Repubblica.Vanity Fair Italy nominated Erika as the New Queen of Circus in an interview featuring exclusive pictures by legendary photographer and Hollywood icon–maker Douglas Kirkland, who’s latest book Physical Poetry Alphabet is a tribute to Erika’s work.
So who is Erika Lemay? What is it about her life that is so extraordinary?
Do you want to be paid to travel the world while pursuing your passion? Speak multiple languages and invent a new art form? Perform in front of Madonna, Bill Clinton, and Desmond Tutu? These are things that Erika Lemay did and more.
She has spent a lifetime perfecting herself. From the age of thirteen, she strived to become the best in the world, fine–tuning her body and personality to be the only one the audience would remember. Talent is a myth, and the queen of discipline and willpower will show everyone why. Today, Erika Lemay is world–famous for what she accomplished on stage, but what justifies her success is the system behind the results, and this is what she shares in her book, Almost Perfect.
‘Erika is passion, grit and determination incarnate. Those who think these qualities are innate will be surprised when they read this inspiring book’.―Guy Laliberté | Founder of Cirque du Soleil and of Groupe Lune Rouge, recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
In 2012, already an authority in the world of high–end events, Erika created and performed a solo show to push her artistic and physical boundaries even further. This 75–minute acrobatic performance, dance, immersive technology and theatre was the first one–woman show of its genre; a first Lemay direction that would be followed by many more in Greece, Switzerland, Italy, Canada and Saudi Arabia.Today, Erika draws upon two decades of expertise to create bespoke shows and narrate other peoples’ visions through Physical Poetry.
Her first book Almost Perfect is published worldwide in 2021. Erika is living proof that work ethic and daily discipline offers the freedom to live an extraordinary life.
About Almost Perfect
The gritty details of a life lived in the spotlight is exposed ― chronicling having to rebuild herself after a fall that left one of her limbs compromised this challenged all she had aspired to be, avoiding child abusers in the show business world, and keeping her cool when the unpredictable happens 30 metres in the air. Beyond this, Erika explains the methodology behind her success stories.
With precise parameters, tips, and tricks, Almost Perfect is the guide she shares to a pain–free life, which explains how she maintains her physical conditions to Olympic–athlete level, and demonstrates how everyone can achieve the extraordinary ― not by magical thinking but by designing a precise set of habits that can open doors to what most think is only accessible to the few.
Publication Date September 14, 2021(eBook available now)
Available worldwide for pre–order at your favourite bookstore or at https://www.erikalemay.com/almost–perfect