Zoe Robbins [VIC]

Zoe-Robbins 524x349How did you get into circus?
I was accepted into the Flying Fruit Fly Circus at the age of 11 and was a member until I was 18.

What else do you do?
I train and also have a part-time job where I work around 20 hours a week. I also do a few teaching gigs.

What does circus mean to you?
Circus means having an interesting life! It’s so unpredictable and rewarding. I get to meet new and interesting people, work with talented performers, directors and crew, perform in different places and venues and I hopefully entertain people! I have a great life!


If you weren’t doing circus, what do you think you would be doing?

No idea really. Perhaps, studying. When I was at school I really wanted to be a primary school teacher though once I got to year 12 I knew that I couldn’t just give circus up. Though, I intend to go to university in the future.

What’s the highlight of your circus career so far?
Performing at the Montreal Circus Festival in June 2010. It was such an amazing opportunity for my career and my company A4 Circus Ensemble. When we landed that gig I thought, that’s why you work hard…it does pay off!

How did you feel when you won the now the ACAPTA Circus award at Melbourne Fringe this year?
I was blown away! So surprised. I was so humbled. There are so many fantastic and talented circus performers in the Australian Circus community.

What do you dream you’ll be doing 10 years from now?
I intend to be still working in the industry – creating new work, contributing to the Australian circus industry, performing and touring.