ROLLER DANCE

Red Bull Trophy (USA 1999)

1st place Tom Shanon

Tom Shanon Roller Dance

Tom Shanon Roller Dance

Tom Shanon

Tom Shanon Roller artiste

EVERYTHING I’VE LEARNED COMES FROM RISKS, TRIALS AND ERRORS.

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Short version:

As a child, I didn’t dream of being an artist, I just wanted to ROLLER SKATE and have fun. I became an artist and then an entrepreneur without realizing it! 

Long version:

My artist name is Tom Shanon, I come from street roller-skating. I started in 1976 and created this act in 1992… Despite the passing years and until today, no one in the world has ever been able to replicate my act! Video below: 

1973: I was 3 years old, my parents immigrated from Madagascar to France. We lived in a very small studio, without a lot of money, but I was happy.

1976 to 1991: I learn to skate in the street of Paris. Jumping, slalom, dance, aggressive roller-skating and speed skating, etc. I loved doing everything! Skating was more than a passion, it was the way to be connected with the universe. Most of the time I was learning alone! But I also liked to benefit from the emulation created by the meeting with other skaters I met in Paris. Over time I joined communities. I also created communities and I can say that all together, we were instrumental in the global transformation of freestyle skating and what it has become today. I must also admit that I was mainly influenced by the USA, despite the few videos that were on French television at the time.

1992 to 2022: After my studies and military service, I wanted to earn a living doing what I loved, but my sport was still too unusual at the time. Shifting from sports to shows seemed like a good solution. But how to go about it? There was no business model, so I had to imagine everything! When I started performing in 1992, I didn’t know anything about show business. Not even the name of my future job, which, moreover, was yet to be invented. I had nowhere to learn, and I didn’t have the Internet. I just wanted to turn roller-skating into a money-making show! When you’re at this point, either you enjoy living dangerously, or you’re oblivious!

I climbed my way up, step-by-step. I had to innovate, create, make my props, choose an artist’s name, take risks, fail over and over, learn from my mistakes, practice, and perform the “show” as well as manage the “business”. It was a very long and difficult process, but I persevered. In my fight to achieve success, I managed to create a unique act, the only one of its kind in the world. I become an entrepreneur and a world-class artist. I performed on stages all over the world, then, I bought the house I’ve always wanted, to continue creating. At this point my sport is no longer a game, it allows me to pay my bills and eat! So, for fear of being copied, I decided to protect my creations and to leave the world of skating.

At the same time, I collaborate with producers and I help some artists : My Team and Partners

In 2023: I will return to the skating world but in another form 😉

THE STREET !

I have very few images from that time.

Jumping, slalom, dance, speed skating,

aggressive roller skating … I ❤ all!

Some Pro References:

Tom Shanon

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Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde FRANCETom Shanon Le-Plus-Grand-Cabaret-Du-Monde

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Moulin Rouge Paris, FRANCETom Shanon MR

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Gagnant du trophée Red-Bull USA 1999Tom Shanon

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Grand Lisboa Macau CHINAGrand-Lisboa-Macau-CHINA

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Fantissima Phantasialand GERMANYTom Shanon Fantissima Phantasialand

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Wintergarten Berlin GERMANYTom Shanon Wintergarten Berlin

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Cruise Lines MSCTom Shanon

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TV Show Domenica in Rai Uno ITALYTV-Show-Domenica-in-Rai-Uno-ITALY-Shomedias-Tom-Shanon

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GOP Varieté-Theater Essen GERMANYTom Shanon

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TV Show Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde FRANCETom Shanon

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Friedrichsbau Varieté-Theater Stuttgart GERMANYTom Shanon

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Prix D’Amerique FRANCEGala-Grand-Prix-DAmerique-Showmedias-Tom-Shanon

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Circus Conelli, Zurich SWITZERLANDTom Shanon circus conelli

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Gardaland ITALYTom Shanon

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GOP Varieté-Theater Bad Oeynhausen GERMANYTom Shanon

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Gala 1er Ministre Matignon FRANCEGala-1er-Ministre-Matignon-Showmedias-Tom-Shanon

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Pegasus Varieté-Theater GERMANYTom Shanon

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TV Show TV5 MONDETV-Show-TV5-MONDE-Showmedias-Tom-Shanon

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Gala Miss FranceTom Shanon

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Champagne Veuve Clicquot FRANCEGala-Champagne-Veuve-Clicquot-Showmedias-Tom-Shanon

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Cabaret Bal Tabarin Rome ITALYTom Shanon

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TV Show Extreme Gong USATV-Show-Extreme-Gong-Showmedias-Tom-Shanon

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Istinye Park Istanbul TURKEYIstinye-Park-Istanbul-TURKEY

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Meridien Hotel Dubai UNITED ARAB EMIRATESMeridien-Hotel-Dubai-Showmedias

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Champagne Laurent-Perrier FRANCEGala-Champagne-Laurent-Perrier-Showmedias-Tom-Shanon

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+ des centaines de galas à travers le monde…

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Another of my creations:

THE CRAZY PUPPETS ©: This couple of crazy puppets dance the acrobatic-rock on roller-skates. « They are here to bring the house down with laughter by their fast, furious music! »

Still other creations: 

« THE PLANE © » I created this act for two performers. An electric plane twirls with graceful and amazing aerobatic flight around special effects and pyrotechnics the sky becomes magic… but the pilot starts to go crazy… Don’t panic, the best pilots of the world are on stage!

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« THE LASER © » I built this act in the early 2000s … On stage the artist produces from his hands an amazing act, a sleight-of-hand tricks using a laser beam. The laser reminds technology, but can it make us dream? Let yourself be transported into an act of artistic wonder. Let’s follow the artist!

1992 à 1994 : I am a beginner artist.