The Cirque Dreams Holidaze tour will begin Nov. 1. Couvillion, a native of Baton Rouge, will join an international cast of multi-talented artists including gymnasts, trapeze performers, tightrope walkers and ice sculptors. The troupe will portray popular toys and animals associated with the winter season, performing dazzling acts to an original music score.
After completing the tour in December, Couvillion plans to return to LSU to complete a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology with a concentration in fitness studies. The fitness studies concentration prepares students for fitness leadership as a career and for graduate programs related to exercise physiology. Related fields include personal training, sports performance training, corporate fitness/wellness, research and clinical exercise physiology.
Couvillion, the 2010 USA Jump Rope Grand National Champion for Female Single Rope Freestyle, has been jumping rope since she was an 8-year-old student at Parkview Baptist School in Baton Rouge. An active member on the school’s Heart ‘n Soul jump rope team for 14 years, she is also an assistant coach for the team. Heart ‘n Soul is the American Heart Association’s elite Jump Rope for Heart demonstration team in the South.
“Jump rope helped to steer me toward a degree in fitness,” said Couvillion. “It really is a big part of my life.”
As a member of both Heart ‘n Soul and the USA Jump Rope All Star Team, Couvillion has performed, conducted workshops and helped newly established teams in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Germany and Peru.
“It’s such a blessing to be able to be a part of this sport and to be able to touch kids’ lives,” Couvillion said.
For more information about the fitness studies concentration in the LSU College of Education Department of Kinesiology, visit: http://coe.ednet.lsu.edu/coe/Programs_of_Study/kinesiology/fitness_studies.html.
For more information on Cirque Dreams Holidaze, visit http://www.cirqueproductions.com/news.php.