WHAT WE DO

We created Volozio to share our passion for flying trapeze and provide a space for people of all ages and abilities to learn to fly. In an inclusive, creative, and fun atmosphere, we provide weekly flying trapeze lessons. We also host school groups, special events, corporate activities, and day camps for a unique experience.

As part of our involvement with the circus community, we regularly invite local and international instructors to teach and share their expertise in our lessons. We also engage in training and developing future generations of instructors. Periodically, we visit other circus organizations to share information and learn about the latest trends in the industry.

Circus is our way of life. Although we specialize in flying trapeze, we are interested in all types of circus arts. Circus is more than just big tops and acrobatics – it is a vibrant global community of unique and diverse people brought together by an art-form that develops the potential of each individual. We don’t just teach flying trapeze technique, we teach and endorse the values of circus.

WHAT WE DO

We created Volozio to share our passion for flying trapeze and provide a space for people of all ages and abilities to learn to fly. In an inclusive, creative, and fun atmosphere, we provide weekly flying trapeze lessons. We also host school groups, special events, corporate activities, and day camps for a unique experience.

As part of our involvement with the circus community, we regularly invite local and international instructors to teach and share their expertise in our lessons. We also engage in training and developing future generations of instructors. Periodically, we visit other circus organizations to share information and learn about the latest trends in the industry.

Circus is our way of life. Although we specialize in flying trapeze, we are interested in all types of circus arts. Circus is more than just big tops and acrobatics – it is a vibrant global community of unique and diverse people brought together by an art-form that develops the potential of each individual. We don’t just teach flying trapeze technique, we teach and endorse the values of circus.

OUR MISSION

In a safe, non-competitive, and recreational environment – Volozio’s mission is to introduce and make the art of flying trapeze accessible to all.

OUR MISSION

In a safe, non-competitive, and recreational environment – Volozio’s mission is to introduce and make the art of flying trapeze accessible to all.

OUR MISSION

In a safe, non-competitive, and recreational environment – Volozio’s mission is to introduce and make the art of flying trapeze accessible to all.

35 years of experience

35 years of experience

WHO WE ARE

René Gasse
instructor & founder

In 1986, during his first season at Club Med, René demonstrated a passion for circus arts and the flying trapeze. For the next 6 years, he traveled all over their American zone as part of the circus team and then as a leader of the circus program. After his last season in 1993, René moved to New York and introduced the first outdoor flying trapeze on the East Coast at Club Getaway. In 1997, he moved to Montreal to found Trapezium, the first indoor flying trapeze school in Canada. In 2003, Cirque du Soleil approached René to join the Artist Training Department team at their Montreal headquarters. During his 12 years with Cirque, he held various positions in the creation studios all while acquiring and developing expertise across many levels in the field of circus. In 2015, he went back to the United States and spent two years as the Trapeze Manager for Trapeze Las Vegas. René decided to return to Quebec in 2017 to found Volozio in his hometown, Vaudreuil-Dorion. Meanwhile, during the summers since 2017, René has been the Director of the circus program for Camp Lindenmere in Pennsylvania. During his career, René has also had the opportunity to set up flying trapeze rigs at some of Montreal’s most iconic and historic locations such as McGill University, the Olympic Stadium, and the Old Port. Today with over 30 years of experience as a circus educator, what René enjoys most is to share his extensive knowledge with the new generation of circus enthusiasts from all levels, backgrounds, and cultures.

headshot of Andie McCall - co founder of Volozio, flying trapeze and circus space in Vaudreuil-Dorion

Andie McCall
instructor & co-founder

Andie discovered her passion for circus in 2014 in her hometown of Las Vegas. After months of aerial and trapeze classes, she began training as a flying trapeze instructor and working in an administration position at Trapeze Las Vegas. In 2015 she was promoted to Studio Manager while also continuing to work as flying trapeze instructor. While in her position as Studio Manager, she was exposed to the rigging and technical side of circus arts and developed a great interest for it. To continue to expand her skills and knowledge of both circus arts and rigging, Andie has travelled to visit many different studios and circus schools across the United States and Canada to have the opportunity to learn from different organizations and coaches. Since summer 2017, Andie has used her acquired knowledge to help advance the circus program at Camp Lindenmere in Pennsylvania, where she is a leader in their program as Head of Trapeze. In 2018, Andie partnered with René to co-found Volozio and helped in developing the design of the trapeze structure and rigging. The same year, she officially made Montreal her home by obtaining her Canadian Permanent Residency. Today Andie is happy to be teaching and sharing her passion for flying trapeze & circus arts with anyone wanting to learn to fly!

WHO WE ARE

René Gasse
instructor & founder

In 1986, during his first season at Club Med, René demonstrated a passion for circus arts and the flying trapeze. For the next 6 years, he traveled all over their American zone as part of the circus team and then as a leader of the circus program. After his last season in 1993, René moved to New York and introduced the first outdoor flying trapeze on the East Coast at Club Getaway. In 1997, he moved to Montreal to found Trapezium, the first indoor flying trapeze school in Canada. In 2003, Cirque du Soleil approached René to join the Artist Training Department team at their Montreal headquarters. During his 12 years with Cirque, he held various positions in the creation studios all while acquiring and developing expertise across many levels in the field of circus. In 2015, he went back to the United States and spent two years as the Trapeze Manager for Trapeze Las Vegas. René decided to return to Quebec in 2017 to found Volozio in his hometown, Vaudreuil-Dorion. Meanwhile, during the summers since 2017, René has been the Director of the circus program for Camp Lindenmere in Pennsylvania. During his career, René has also had the opportunity to set up flying trapeze rigs at some of Montreal’s most iconic and historic locations such as McGill University, the Olympic Stadium, and the Old Port. Today with over 30 years of experience as a circus educator, what René enjoys most is to share his extensive knowledge with the new generation of circus enthusiasts from all levels, backgrounds, and cultures.

headshot of Andie McCall - co founder of Volozio, flying trapeze and circus space in Vaudreuil-Dorion

Andie McCall
instructor & co-founder

Andie discovered her passion for circus in 2014 in her hometown of Las Vegas. After months of aerial and trapeze classes, she began training as a flying trapeze instructor and working in an administration position at Trapeze Las Vegas. In 2015 she was promoted to Studio Manager while also continuing to work as flying trapeze instructor. While in her position as Studio Manager, she was exposed to the rigging and technical side of circus arts and developed a great interest for it. To continue to expand her skills and knowledge of both circus arts and rigging, Andie has travelled to visit many different studios and circus schools across the United States and Canada to have the opportunity to learn from different organizations and coaches. Since summer 2017, Andie has used her acquired knowledge to help advance the circus program at Camp Lindenmere in Pennsylvania, where she is a leader in their program as Head of Trapeze. In 2018, Andie partnered with René to co-found Volozio and helped in developing the design of the trapeze structure and rigging. The same year, she officially made Montreal her home by obtaining her Canadian Permanent Residency. Today Andie is happy to be teaching and sharing her passion for flying trapeze & circus arts with anyone wanting to learn to fly!