STÉPHANE DENIS & ZAPATA TEAM

We think a little bit differently !

We are the official international team performing Flyboard Shows worldwide since 2012.

Depending on the context and location of each show, we create a story with real impact and a sense of meaning to the audience.

This story becomes thread of all the creativity in the show; the concept, the artists, the innovative flying devices, the costumes, the sets.

We focus just as highly on the visual impact as we do on the safety of the area, the audience and the artists. Because, a show after all, is a dream that has been brought to life.

STEPHANE

Stéphane Denis

  • Founder & Manager FLYBOARD® SHOW
  • Artistic Director 

With a lifetime of passion for artistic creation and performing arts, Stéphane DENIS has built a solid experience in theatre, television, music hall, cabaret and major shows around the world. A keen traveller, he draws his inspiration from music, the graphic arts, the world he observes, and decrypts & reinvents in his own way.
He enjoys going off the beaten track, taking risks continually to explore new paths. He likes to understand an environment, to blend in, to create unique shows, including new inventions, created by his team.

FRANKY

Franky Zapata

  • CEO ZAPATA industries
  • Inventor – Co-founder FLYBOARD® SHOW

A renowned designer, passionate & self-taught, he has to his credit the invention of the Flyboard®; Hoverboard®; FLYRIDE®, a flying motorcycle; FLY-X®, water drones, the high-profile Flyboard Air®; and many other inventions still confidential, coveted by the French and American army …
A real showman during the demonstrations of his inventions, Franky decided to create the FLYBOARD SHOW entity after his meeting with Stéphane DENIS. This collaboration quickly gave rise to shows of a new kind.

The Zapata Flyboard® Team

The strength of FLYBOARD® SHOW: its team of passionate experts, coming from the four corners of the globe: performers, artists, designers, technicians, managers …

Tania CLARKE
Project manager

She is the soul of the team, she masters all the elements that make successful shows all over the world.

John ALBINSSON
Team manager

He accompanies the teams, he is the coordinator of the permanent show in China, OCEAN RESISTANCE.

Andrew HICKEY
Team manager

He manages and synchronises the performers, especially for the permanent show in China, OCEAN RESISTANCE.

Simone CAREDDU
Technical manager & rider

As part of the team since its creation, among the best riders in the world, he also manages the technical elements at international events.

Arthur PACINI
Team & technical manager

Technical specialist, he supervises the teams especially in China, and manages the new concepts.

Arnoud STOPPELS
Event manager

Flyboard specialist, he has been part of the team since day one.

Remco WEISTRA
Event manager

Professional rider, with hundreds of shows to his credit.

Thomas BARENTIN
Event Artisitic manager

A professional international artist, he is a creative artistic manager of the highest order.

Zapata Flyboard® Riders

« THE BEST RIDERS IN THE OFFICIAL WORLD RANKING »

Coming from all four corners of the world, united by the same passion, these new flying heroes travel the globe to excite the crowds. They create incredible avant-garde shows, using the phenomenal potential of Flyboard®, but also all these new flying inventions, enhanced by many special effects of their creation.

Damone RIPPY
Daniel GUERRA
Alejo SOTELO
Erik DIAZ
Blake LUTTRELL
Oscar SCHONBERG
Kyle SHAW

New concept engineer & rider

Bridget BURT

Rider and costume designer

Kristina ISAEVA
Anthony GILLET
Armando MORRELL
Davey HERRIDGE
Cooper RIGGS
Pablo SILVA
James CURTIS
Alex SWAMIPERSAD
Jeff GAZZOLA
Hector EDUARDO
Karolline CUNHA
Steve PALMA
Geoff HULET
Jefferson FIGUEIREDO
Edison

And many other riders from all over the world…