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Trevor Whipkey

Trevor Whipkey
TheatreArtLife
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Trevor started a career in rigging after completing an internship with Cirque du Soleil. He was hired as an on-call Rigger at "Viva Elvis". After a year as an on-call, he was hired to tour with "Corteo" on the European leg of the tour.

As a young rigger, for Trevor, this show was like going to university. It was full of professional and personal challenges that became some of the most influential moments of his life. In 2012, Trevor was hired to do the creation of Michael Jackson "ONE" in Vegas.

Currently, Trevor spends his time bouncing back and forth between rope access projects on stadiums, bridges and wind turbines and work-at-height training. He owns a company called Rope Technologies based out of Las Vegas and they teach riggers how to work-at-height safely. Trevor's goals are to push the overall safety of work-at-height industries with a specific focus on theatrical safety.

Trevor is married Noemie Dube-Dupuis and has 3 kids, Lola, Theo and Mila. They reside in Las Vegas.

Qualifications:
SPRAT 3/Trainer
IRATA 3
ANSI Z359.2 Competent Rescuer/Trainer
First-Aid, CPR, AED
OSHA 30
ASNT Visual Testing I & II

Key Projects:
Cirque du Soleil’s “Viva Elvis”- Rigger
Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo”- Rigger
Cirque du Soleil “Michael Jackson ONE” Creation Team- Rigger

Articles by Trevor Whipkey