That you sometimes make decisions based on intuition, rather than logic? That while your path is determined by your own free will, your encounters can seem suspiciously destined yet spectacularly serendipitous? That sometimes if you allow it, your higher self will point you in the direction you need to go?
The process of making fortunate discoveries while looking for something unrelated, or the occurrence of such a discovery during such a search.
It is not uncommon that certain choices and turns in life lead to unexpected outcomes that then miraculously align to appear as a progression of incredible insight, good fortune or an enhanced new direction.
The Right Time, Right Place, Steered by Choice
This duo was born in the Twin Cities – one in Minneapolis, the other in St. Paul. In 1990 they’d miss an acquaintance, with one exiting a ballroom dance career and the other just beginning… in the same studio… just two weeks apart. Destiny wouldn’t have them meet until a half-decade later via an ad in the classified section of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
In 1990, they’d narrowly miss an acquaintance.
What are the chances that Sean-Paul would place an ad that week and that it would be read by Juliane – a girl who already had two careers and didn’t actually even subscribe to the newspaper? It was destiny. They’d follow a path that would groom them for a station in life as Mentalists.
Sean-Paul, at the age of 8, was witness to the miraculous. He remembers it vividly.
The Pink Panther theme song was playing on a phonograph in the distance. And there – in the church basement – a man appeared. Just beyond the cuffs of his blue tuxedo and ruffled shirt, he held a glass of liquid, the color of onyx. A scroll of paper was dipped into the glass; the liquid stained like ink. A square of silk was passed over the glass and suddenly… it held CLEAR water, and a goldfish swam inside.
is more powerful than knowledge.
– Albert Einstein
The experience was neither holy nor of a paranormal nature, but was the result of a conjurer – a magician – the evening entertainment for a Cub Scouts banquet. Nonetheless, a young Sean-Paul watched with eyes wide. He delighted in the scope of imagination, and it was in those moments that he recognized the aptitude of the mind. It could surrender itself to witness, free of logic, the impossible! He became fascinated with bringing such
enchantment to others and the experience kindled a lifelong career.
The Right Combination
By the age of eleven, Sean-Paul became the youngest stage performer at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. In a neighboring city, a young Juliane was studying dance and entertaining the neighborhood mothers with impromptu back yard “talent” shows.
Sean-Paul teamed up with Juliane in 1995. A natural chemistry bolstered their career.
In their early twenties, Sean-Paul ran an entertainment booking company and was performing all over the country at auto shows for Chevrolet and GMC. Juliane earned a degree in Journalism, completed additional coursework in sociology and psychology, and continued to dance. By their mid-late 20s, Sean-Paul was performing at colleges and theme parks, while Juliane was conducting investigations by day and dancing for the Minnesota Timberwolves by night.
Sean-Paul teamed up with Juliane in 1995. As a private investigator she had some experience in reading people and a fascination with psychology. A natural chemistry bolstered their career as a team and the early development of a signature telepathy routine. Their success – driven by professionalism, innovative conceptions, and a transcending connection with audiences – propelled the duo across the country and the seas.
Maintaining an Inventive Edge?
Like liquid, the duo learned to adapt to changing markets, competition, and challenging circumstances by re- defining their goals and re-designing their product. They’ve performed for a diversity of audiences – corporate, NBA, theme parks, productions shows, and cruise ships. They’ve produced and starred in variety of long- running shows, all received with great success and some winning awards. They’ve made appearances on Americas Got Talent, Sabado Gigante, Comedy at the Improv, Children’s Miracle Network, as well as aboard the USS Oklahoma fast-attack nuclear submarine.
Water adapts to whatever container it’s in.
– Tao metaphor
They maintained an inventive edge, creating pieces that are uniquely their own. They’ve worked alongside tigers; they’ve trained birds and a monkey; they’re quick-change artists, ballroom dancers, and escape artists. They’ve performed levitation on water and developed signature comedy sketches that elicit monstrous laughs whenever they are performed.
But despite all the innovative bits, grandiose props, the stunning set pieces, the exquisite lighting design, the tigers, and the ONLY performing stage monkey – audience members were most often impressed with the segments of the show that showcased the potential of the human mind. They were captivated with the feats of precognition, telekinesis, and telepathy.
Solutions Emerge from Chaos and Confusion
Mindfulness, Sean-Paul and Juliane realized, was more than just an audience favorite, it had been a key factor in their mastery of adaptation and career growth. Amidst the inherent and sometimes undesirable features of their career – the constant change, uncontrollable variables, situational diversity, etc – they were always in charge of their thoughts – their minds. And this empowering awareness allowed them to manage the variables that were out of their control. Problems and uncertainty became the fertile ground for opportunity, for growth! The human mind – so tremendously powerful – was to become the focal point of their future.
The human mind –
so tremendously powerful –
was to become the focal point of their future.
Appreciating the extent of its benefit and with the intent of sharing this understanding with audiences around the world, Sean-Paul and Juliane began honing and expounding on the skills of the mind. They conducted extensive research and trained in intuitive thought, mathematics, and memory. This, along with their travels, acquaintances and thousands upon thousands of shows over nearly two decades were integral in sculpting their assignment as Producers and Creators of Intrigue theater.