"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team."
as a team, we are stronger with our team members, our ASSOCIATES and our peers than WE WOULD BE as individuals.
we will ALWayS choose to work with the proper people, with the right Skills, focus and ATTITUDE, for each job, rather than A excessive resume or polished promotional materials.
We want to work with you and your people as a team, rather than dictate or dominate YOUR PROJECT TO OUR BENEFIT.
we will complete each job with excellence.
we will be agreeable, confident, CREATIVE, and COLLABORATIVE.
We are always open to learning, adapting, adjusting and how to improve.
BRETT COPES- TEAM LEAD/HEAD RIGGER:
A Stuntman, Ropes Course Administrator and Theatre Technician, before Acrobatic Rigging and Safety Systems became his focus, Brett has Rigged for stunts, circus and aerial productions, from individual performers and troupes of all sizes in the US and Internationally.
Holding several Rigging related Certifications and Training Certificates, he is consistantly pursuing additional industry training opportunities, keeps up to date with advances in industry technology and standards, including the recently published PLASA Performer Flying Standards, the Ontario: Performer Flying and Aerial Stunts Safety Guidelines, and NY State Labor Code 41-Aerial Performers.
He has worked with Cirkus Smirkus, the Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival, Vertigo Flying FX, Dream World Cirque, Aerial Experience, Tall Corn Circus Festival, CAVALIA International Tours, and as Head Rigger of the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival. Brett has over 6 years as a Rigger with Cirque Du Soliel including the shows: “O” and "IRIS", the new CDS venue LIGHT, and at the BEATLES:LOVE Show.
He was Head Acrobatic/Stunt Performance Rigger of the touring show MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE, which included over 100 flying effects and stunts each show.
2017 projects included the Helene Fischer tour with 45Degrees/Cirque Du Soleil, as Acrobatic Rigging Project Manager, Creation Rigger and Safety/Rescue Consultant.
BS THEATRE- WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
FALL PROTECTION- COMPETENT PERSON/ COMPETENT INSPECTOR
ROPE ACCESS/RESCUE- SPRAT
SCUBA- PADI RESCUE DIVER
IATSE 33- LOS ANGELES
MEMBER- AMERICAN CHALLENGE COURSE TECHNOLOGY.
TRAINING- NORTH AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF FLYING DIRECTORS
OSHA- 10 HOUR
AWS- CERTIFIED WELDER
IVES- FORKLIFT AND AERIAL LIFT