“Hooper’s aerial straps routine is frantic, astonishingly quick and impossibly dexterous. To watch it is destroying.” Rebekah Ellerby, A Younger Theatre.
Circus is the medium that allows me to create, experience and express my particular and peculiar conversation with the world around me. I love the endeavour of embodying thought, conflict and story through movement.
Circus requires a respectful relationship with fear and danger, with discipline and perseverance.
Curiosity provokes my creative practice, permitting me to evolve, wonder and investigate without limitation and coupled with curiosity is commitment, to continually grow, develop and share my artistry.
I grew up performing and creating from a young age. It was with my days at Spaghetti Circus that I discovered the strength in community, the infinity of imagination and the uniting of collaboration. It led me to embark on a mission to become a circus artist, beginning with the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and later at the Montreal National Circus School. Upon graduating I worked with Germany's GOP Variété in the acclaimed show, “DUMMY”, toured Italy with Montreal company L’Arsenal de la Musique and then returned to Australia to join the world renowned circus company, Circa.
With Circa I have been involved in collaborations with quartets, operas and orchestras, performed internationally in 28 countries to over 450,000 people and have been integral in the creation of 9 debut works including Beyond, Humans, The Return, One Beautiful Thing, En Masse and Leviathan.
My eagerness to encounter new theories and undiscovered sources of inspiration led to my selection to participate in a Gaga Dance Workshop with Batsheva Dance Company in 2018, and in 2019 I had the opportunity to be associate circus director and choreographer for the Circa and Opera Queensland collaboration, Orpheus and Eurydice.
I am now in the process of creating my first solo work, Ingress, to be premiered in April 2021, supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.