Jean-Pierre Perreaux was born and raised in France. Combining his love and studies in electronics and music he headed up both the music and technical departments in the Clamart Cultural Center – a suburb of Paris. He has designed lights and sound for various nightclubs and theaters on both continents. This past decade he has run and overseen – as sound engineer and/or tech consultant – the lights and sound in many NYC nightclubs and music spaces (The Encore, The Metropolitan Room, Barnes & Nobles…). Special events have included outdoor venues such as Under the Brooklyn Bridge and the annual music festival in Miami. Jean-Pierre is a Billboard-reviewed record producer and appears on many CDs as a bassist and guitarist. He has done sound work on various film and TV projects and as a multi-faceted technician has a feature in Live Sound Magazine. He is the recipient of five Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs Awards (2007-10, 2012) for Best Technical Director and holds the NYC Bistro Award for Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction (2002). JP is thrilled to return to the Big Apple Circus family and to be working with such talented and passionate people.