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Meet Finalist Finn McNamee (Getting to Know the 2022 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition Finalists)

Name: Finn McNamee

School: Metro Academic and Classical High School

Talent: Hoop Diving

How long have you been performing and what inspired you to start?
I have been performing since I was five and got into circus because of my parents.  Once I started I was inspired by the performers I saw and dreamed of one day doing the things they did.

How are you preparing for finals? Are you doing anything differently from your usual practices?
For Finals I have been doing lots of physical training so that I can have my act down and not worry about performing.

What will performing on the Fox stage mean to you?
Performing at the Fox will be a great honor.  I have seen many talented people perform on that stage and it will mean a lot to be able to finally do the same.

Is there someone you look up to and draw influence from for your talent?
I don’t think there is only one person that I draw my influence from but instead the teachers I have had that brought me to love what I do. 

What has been the highlight of your performance career?
I think the highlight of my performance career has been performing at Circus Flora because it very personal and like a Circus Harmony tradition.

What do you hope to learn from your experience?
I hope to learn more about performing on a big stage and also help my stage presence.

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You have the talent, and you have the drive. Are you ready to step into the spotlight for a chance to perform on the Fabulous Fox Theater stage? Registration for the 2025 competition opens in August!