Jade Kindar-Martin


Jade Kindar-Martin started walking on the wire at the age of 14 with world renown children’s circus, Circus Smirkus. In 1992 he attended the Ecole National de Cirque, in Montreal. A year later Jade met 8th generation High-Wire Walker, Rudy Omankowsky jr. and moved to France to attend L’Ecole National des Arts du Cirque and study with Rudy. After completing his training he went on to perform around the world, setting records in England,crossing the Thames with his partner Didier Pasquette and in North Korea, were he ran a 1km long wire above the Han river. He has performed for kings and dignitaries. In 2000 Jade joined Cirque du Soleil as a featured solo artist in La Nouba were he met his wife, Karine Mauffrey who was part of the trampoline act. After leaving Cirque du Soleil, the couple moved to Los Angeles to allow Karine to pursue her new career as a stuntwoman. Recently, Jade started working in the movies as well, doubling Joseph Gordon-Levitt on a Bob Zemeckis 3D Imax movie about the famous wire walker Philippe Petit and his legendary walk between the tween towers in 1974. The newest record Jade has set on the wire is to be the first one to ever walk on a 100ft long cable entirely set on fire. He calls this one-of-a-kind performance Fire-Wire. Jade and Karine now split their time between their 300 year old farmhouse southern France named Mas Pinet, creating an artistic learning community center and Los Angeles where they all work as actors and stunt performers. Jade continues to travel the world while performing his Fire-Wire act for big events such as the Calgary Stampede, or recently the World Cup in Dubai.


Movie Name Release Date
The Walk 22. October 2015