Street performer and astrophysicist | Billions Cobra | TEDxYouth@Toronto by TEDx Talks   4 years ago

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Awash with flames, the Billions Cobra show features amazing acts of body contortion and precision whip cracking, but how did this become the calling of an astro physics major? One man's story of stepping into the spotlight goes to show that sometimes the most rewarding careers are the least likely.

After graduating with high distinction from the University of Toronto with a degree in astrophysics and mathematics, Aidan Koper’s career took a dramatic left turn as he became a renowned circus and street performer known as Billions Cobra. He has since entertained thousands of audiences all over the world with his whip cracking skills, body contortion, fire juggling and other dangerous spectacles. Aidan’s career highlights include performing on The Late Show with David Letterman, and the Ellen show.

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