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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. HOW 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

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Lilyana Massey – Spaghetti Circus

Lilyana Massey is a young performer and coach with Spaghetti Circus in Mullumbimby, NSW.  Showing typical dedication to her art, Lilyana responds to our questions here while upside down in a knee hang. HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE? I went to my first

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Pixi Roberton

Pixi Roberton

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HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE? Classic circus thru’ dance and working in a Risley Act with Alfie Warren, a member of the Ashton circus dynasty. WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO? Now I’ve retired from active performing and teaching, I write novels for young

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Lynda Sanderson

HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE? I helped rig the Fuse aerial performance set in 2010 in New Zealand, met some performers who were doing aerials full time and fell in love with the idea that I wasn’t too old to start. WHAT ELSE

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Circus Avalon [NSW]

HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE? Avalon was established about 25 years ago in Tasmania. Just seemed a good idea at the time.  Now we have a 300 seater big top, about 30 performing adults and 70 youth circus members. Its grown slowly and

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Calvin Grant [NSW]

HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE? I went to Catapult 07 with my school group and thought it was awesome, so decided to make my own group Circaholics Anonymous so I could do it for a living, and have never looked back. WHAT ELSE

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Graham Pinning [NSW]

HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE? Learnt how to juggle in primary school and I learnt unicycle when I was 12. Then I joined Zany Yare youth circus in the Blue Mountains. WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO? I own Weirder the Better a Circus

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Penelope Lowther [NSW/QLD]

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HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS/PHYSICAL THEATRE? I established a Women’s Circus called Circus WOW in Wollongong NSW in 2001. I was the Founder and Director until the end of 2006. I was influenced by the Women’s Circus in Melbourne and had the help of

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Daniel Aubin [NSW]

HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS? I was a National Gymnast in Canada studying Drama and English. I basically put my acting and flipping together and landed right in circus. My best friend and I started training handbalancing after we retired from gymnastics. A gruff

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Paul Woodhead [Dubbo, NSW]

HOW DID YOU GET INTO CIRCUS? I got into circus after attending a Belfast Circus Summer Camp in 1990, as an acrobatics coach, then started Circus West at Dubbo West PS in 1991 WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO? I am also a father of five

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