The Creators

Tony Mercer

tonyTony Mercer, the co-founder, producer, artistic director and choreographer of the world-renowned Imperial Ice Stars, has assembled an exceptional creative team for Cirque Imaginaire, including Olga Sidorova, the former aerial artist from Cirque du Soleil, and the quadruple Olympic gold gymnast Alexei Nemov.

Through his productions with The Imperial Ice Stars (Sleeping Beauty on Ice, Swan Lake on Ice, Cinderella on Ice) Mercer has built up a worldwide following and established an unrivalled reputation for pushing the boundaries in the genre of ice dance, for innovative and powerful storytelling, for sumptuous sets, spectacular special effects and opulent costumes – and all within the intimacy of the theatre. His unique talents are now unleashed on the world of circus.


Iñaki Fernández

inakiIñaki Fernández is a young theatrical producer with extensive experience. He began his career as a developer of entertainment at only 22 years old and now eight years later has five productions simultaneously touring Spain..

He has toured shows such as Disney on Ice, Stomp, Slava's Snowshow and Pilobolus; concerts by internationally renowned artists such as Marilyn Manson and Muse, as well as events as significant as Björk s concert and the multimedia piromusical show celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao.

His first job was as creator of the show Wanted, Comedians Most Wanted which toured Spain in 2007 and 2008. The show achieved great success with the stand-up comedy format, which until then was confined to the realms of small local theatres but thereafter successfully adapted to large venues and arenas.

With Storm Iñaki is confident once more of bringing an innovative twist to a genre, the circus this time, and through Cirque Imaginaire he hopes to conquer audiences around the world.