As far back as anyone could remember, Tyler deBeauclair has wanted to perform. At Pinckney’s St. Mary School, Tyler used his skills and athleticism to succeed at cross country, a sport that, incidentally, Tyler’s parents were crucial in getting off the ground in 2010.
deBeauclair continued with cross country at Pinckney High School, where we achieved academic All-State in 2015-16, and was team captain 2016-18. In his senior year, Tyler was voted cross country “Pirate of the Year”.
Not one to sit still, deBeauclair has also been a key member of Livingston County’s dazzling competitive jump rope team, Jumpin’ All-Stars, since 2005. All the practice and training paid off, as deBeauclair has scored impressive accomplishments in jump rope, including wining gold at the 2016 USA Jump Rope National Championships, individual single rope freestyle gold at the 2017 USAJR Nationals, and gold in the 2018 USAJR Nationals in Double Dutch Freestyle. deBeauclair placed second nationally in 4×30 second speed relay, which also featured his brother (and St. Mary alum) Luke as a team member.
At the 2018 Grand World Jump Rope Championships deBeauclair’s groups won second place in Double Dutch Freestyle, Single Rope Team Freestyle, and Double Dutch Pairs Freestyle; second best in the world for those events.
You can see deBeauclair in action in this video:
After high school deBeauclair chose to follow his dream to perform on a grander scale, choosing to audition for touring performance groups. His original plan to attend Saginaw Valley State’s nursing program was put on hold after the school agreed to defer his admission and scholarship for a year. Ultimately, he signed on in September with a jump rope performance group called Flight Crew, based out of Orlando.
Through Flight Crew, deBeauclair landed his first professional gig as a jump rope performer with Cirque Dreams. He is in the middle of a seven-week tour with Cirque Dreams Holidaze traveling and performing across 10 states. Holidaze features soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats and extravagant theatrical production numbers.
“I have loved everything about Cirque and it has been an amazing experience,” explained deBeauclair. “I really enjoy the opportunity to travel to many different parts of the US. The cast is an amazing group of people who all intermingle, even with language barriers being an issue. All of this said, I love being able to perform, on a big stage, at the highest level.”
deBeauclair returns to Michigan over the holidays with a Holidaze stop at Miller Auditorium Dec. 21-23 in Kalamazoo. Tickets are available at https://www.millerauditorium.com/cirque-dreams-holidaze or by calling 800-228-9858.
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