The Gymnastics and Circus School and the Gymnastics Club GymFly began as a dream of Jacinthe Emard who was a national level gymnast of great talent.
Her accomplished career began at the age of 5. Eventually, with a lot of hard work and great determination and with the help of her amazing coaches, Danielle Roy and Michel Charron that Jacinthe climbed the ladder and earned herself a spot on the Canadian gymnastics team for a few years. At the tryouts for the Atlanta Olympic Games, Jacinthe came so close to reaching one of her biggest dream of all time, she placed 7th, sadly only the top three were selected to represent the Canadian Team for those Olympics.
After many years of hard work, this talented young lady decided she would retire from the world of gymnastics and embark on a new adventure, which lead her to join one of the greatest circus in the world, the Cirque du Soleil, where she was able to put her gymnastics talents to good use!
Jacinthe fell in love with the world of circus, and this became her new passion. She attended the National Circus School of Montréal where she was trained in the circus arts. It was at that moment that Jacinthe began dreaming of opening her very own gymnastics and circus school. In 2006, with the encouragement of her husband Stephane, her dream became a reality and she opened up her very own school LÉcole de Cirque et de Gymnastique!
She now has the great pleasure of sharing her love and passion for gymnastics and the circus arts with others, helping them to explore and discover the beauty of both of these worlds. And every once in a while, when you watch her students perform their routines, you will catch a glimpse of her from the past, as you see them execute some of the very same moves she once performed!
Her school is one of the few privately owned clubs currently operating in Canada.