Frank Taylor – Sydney Trapeze School

Sydney Trapeze School are ACAPTA’s newest members.  Happily, director Frank Taylor chose trapeze over running away with the garbo’s.

DSC_0084HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE?

I’ve been involved with the Flying Trapeze for over 16 years, performing and teaching all over Asia and parts of Europe before moving to the USA to develop my flying and catching skills. My identical twin brother, Rob, and I ultimately set up our own Flying Trapeze school in the heart of Sydney. Sydney Trapeze School opens its doors, to extend and share the thrill and fun of flying to the general public.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO?

Over the years Sydney Trapeze School has evolved to offer a range of different circus skills. We have an aerials department including Silks, Lyra, Static Trapeze and Doubles Trapeze. We also offer Trampoline classes, Juggling & Unicycling classes and Acro classes.

WHAT DOES CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE MEAN TO YOU?

We believe that everyone deserves to experience the thrill and have the opportunity to improve their fitness doing this fun and unique activity

WHAT’S THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE CAREER SO FAR?STS side shot

We love seeing students come into our school and conquer their fear of heights as they learn to swing on the flying trapeze. It is inspiring to see students go above and beyond and surprise us with their skills.

IF YOU WEREN’T DOING CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING RIGHT NOW?

Before being immersed in the flying trapeze world, I wanted to run away with the garbo’s.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU LIKE PERFORMING AND WHY?

It is always a great pleasure to be the catcher for student and staff shows on the Flying Trapeze. There is a great sense of teamwork and achievement when everyone works together to make a fly show happen. It is especially exciting when flyers catch a trick they have been training hard towards.

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN 5 YEARS TIME?

DSC_0326I hope to continue flying as well as teaching and learning new tricks and skills.

WHY DO WE NEED CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE IN THE WORLD?

Circus is an avenue to connect and build a supportive community in which to express oneself and have fun. It is a great way to exercise, stay fit, strong and healthy. Circus a powerful means to come together, focus on the positives and connect across the world. .

 Sydney Trapeze School website

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