HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE?
I grew up on the gold coast and began training as a rhythmic gymnast, eventually focusing on classical ballet and jazz. After a successful international career as a professional dancer, I saw the cirque du soleil production of “mystere” in Las Vegas. Funny enough I ended up being mentored by Dmitiri kalinin who was in the very same show and decided it was time to take things into the air.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO?
I am the Founder/Artistic Director of Industry Aerial Arts mentoring student’s of all ages and professionals in all facets of aerial arts. I am also one of Creative Directors of Flyworx Entertainment, we provide dancers, cirque artists, gymnasts, stunt and fly by wire performers with the opportunity, to be taught by leading industry professionals in a combination of aerial and flying workshops – fused together to help artists extend their skill sets. A first for the City of the Gold Coast.
WHAT DOES CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE MEAN TO YOU?
It means artistic expression. The beauty of it is, that you can never go wrong cause, because it is a representation of the individual through movement.
WHAT’S THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE CAREER SO FAR?
The launch of the aerial schools I have co-founded and founded here in Australia and the Untied States. And the birth of Flyworx Entertainment.
IF YOU WEREN’T DOING CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING RIGHT NOW?
I would probably be still be in the industry either creating sets and costumes for productions, or I would be helping people, I always wants to be a paramedic. SHOCK !!
WHAT SKILLS DO YOU LIKE PERFORMING AND WHY?
I love aerial silk, I really love how you can create endless shapes over the female form with fabric, it can be organic, trashy, sexy or just plain elegant. My aerial choreography is very flowy and is constantly a moving piece of high art.
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN 5 YEARS TIME?
Collaborating with other artistic directors and creating concepts that sparks the interest of many.
WHY DO WE NEED CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE IN THE WORLD?
To escape the stress of day to day modern living.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DOWNFALL?
I am addicted to working. I love creating. I am also one of the creative people who is usually working on several projects at once!