Laront Markocsany, originally from Hungary, poses for a shot between his exercise routine.
Colorado native Amanda Orozco (front) works with Laront Markocsany backstage. The two are part of an act called Arial Pas de Deux, which means "two people stepping." The act takes place in the air, and the performers are suspended only by hanging lengths of material, as they descend and then rise high up above the stage.
Kevin Chung, works on one of the Dralion heads.
Angela Everett is the carpenter swing-technician, sort of a jack-of-all-trades for the show.
Yang Fuli (center), stretches along with the girls' troupe from China, as they prepare for the show. Fuli is just one of the performers who has a specialized skillusing a "Diablo," also called a Chinese yo-yo.
Jessica Fabo, an electrician and the interim assistant head of lighting, poses for a picture before ascending the set, making sure lights and equipment are fastened.
Electrician Jessica Fabo ascends a hanging ladder to make sure that everything is secured.
The "Jump Rope Guys," a group of twelve performers from Shandong, China, are warming up by performing acrobatics.
The Jump Rope Guys, a group of twelve performers from Shandong, China, jump rope while balanced as a pyramid.
Artistic assistant James Santos monitors rehearsal. At times, he climbed up on stage and demonstrated techniques to performers.
Jessica Fabo and Timothy Shannon.
The Jump Rope Troupe from Shandong warms up for the show.
Cirque du Soleil's Dralion show opened at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield on Tuesday, February 8, 2012. Photographer Javid Rezvani spent the afternoon with the performers and crew of the show before it opened.