HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE?
I started gymnastics and dance at the ages of 5 yrs, circus and acrobatics seemed like a natural progression. In 2000 started a theatre degree, then in 2001 – 2003 I trained at NICA.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO?
I run 2 entertainment companies; ThisSideUp acrobatics and Acrobatica.
I enjoy producing, creating, developing and performing new work.
I’m a Qualified Rigger.
For the past 2 years I have been running a street festival in North Melbourne called the Spring Fling.
I also enjoy teaching.
WHAT DOES CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE MEAN TO YOU?
Circus is for everyone, it is inclusive, social, challenging and spectacular.
WHAT’S THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE CAREER SO FAR?
Creating a long running (6 years) internationally acclaimed show; Controlled Falling Project.
‘Smoke and Mirrors’ the triple Helpmann award winning new show from Spiegeltent international and Sydney festival.
Performing in a world premier large-scale show, King Kong – also a helpmann awarded show.
Attending the WA and Tasi Circus Festivals…
IF YOU WEREN’T DOING CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING RIGHT NOW?
WHAT SKILLS DO YOU LIKE PERFORMING AND WHY?
Roue Cyr, as it is smooth, flowing, free style and light on body.
I also enjoy clowning and character work, as a lot of the time it is not what you do but how you do it…
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN 5 YEARS TIME?
Producing / Directing new work through ThisSideUp and Acrobatica.
Living in a more sustainable world.
WHY DO WE NEED CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE IN THE WORLD?
Circus and Physical Theatre inspires people to believe that the impossible is possible.