Since 1993, the Cirque Dreams brand has entertained more than 50 million people worldwide under the artistic direction of founder Neil Goldberg. Cirque Dreams shows have appeared in theaters, casinos, theme parks, at sea and on Broadway. Both Cirque Dreams and Neil Goldberg have garnered international critical acclaim from USA Today, The New York Times, The Associated Press, CNN, Today Show, Fox & Friends and more. Today, the Cirque Dreams franchise includes a growing number of popular Cirque Dreams brand shows with many future productions and brand partnerships in development.
Dream Studios is a 25,000 sq. ft. production facility in Pompano Beach, FL that headquarters Cirque Dreams and stirs the imagination of every Cirque Production. It is a state of the art theatrical production, rehearsal, training, design, development and wardrobe manufacturing complex. Hundreds of exclusively contracted artists from around the world develop their skills at Dream Studios under the direction of Neil Goldberg and team of coaches, choreographers, musicians, designers and more. Over 15 shows, 20 scores, dozens of stage sets, thousands of variety acts and 10,000 award winning costumes have been produced at Dream Studios.
Exclusively contracted performers recruited from institutions like the Moscow Variety Arts & Circus College, the Mongolian State School of Contortion and a host of gymnastic and acrobatic training centers from Beijing to Australia relocate to develop their skills under the direction of Neil's full time team of professional coaches, choreographers, gymnasts, aerialists, writers and inventors.
Cirque Dreams are the creators of international performance, touring and Broadway sensations Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Cirque Dreams Rocks, Cirque Dreams Illumination, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Cirque Dreams Coobrila, Cirque Dreams Splashtastic, Cirque Ingenieux and the first show of its kind at sea...Cirque Dreams & Dinner on board the Norwegian Cruise Line EPIC and Norwegian Breakaway. Over 50 million fans have attended a Cirque Dreams show throughout the U.S. and abroad in the past 5 years.
The word "cirque" originates from Europe's entertainment culture and translated, means "circus." In 1874, Jules Verne built, designed and operated the largest circus in France, Cirque Municipal. Since then, many Eastern bloc countries have produced shows incorporating novelty and variety acts together with what Americans today know as circus artistry. These shows were presented on stages in theaters and single-ring tents, developing into some of the world's most prestigious and elaborate entertainment extravaganzas of modern times.
Neil remains passionate about the arts community and has devoted time, money and talent to youngARTS, a program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, a non-profit organization that supports emerging young artists. The Neil Goldberg Dream Foundation was established in 2009 to enrich the lives and careers of talented young people with performance opportunities.