So you want my arts job: Circus acrobat

If you enjoy flying through the air and have a well-developed sense of trust, working in a circus company might be for you.

Billie Wilson-Coffey discovered Spaghetti Circus at the age of 11 before moving to Melbourne to study at the National Institute of Circus Arts in 2007. In her graduating year, Wilson-Coffey made her international debut at the 4th World Circus Festival in Moscow.

She joined Circa as a guest artist in 2011 for the world premiere of Nocturne in South Korea. While working as a guest artist for Circa, Wilson-Coffey continued her solo work performing in cabarets and festivals nationwide.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend in 2017. In 2019 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021.

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