Career Spotlight: Circus Performer

Ever wanted to run away and join the Circus? ArtsHub spoke with a leading circus performer and teacher on life under the big top.

NICA Head of Circus James Brown. Photo by Aaron Walker.

When it comes to the job of performing in a circus there are many and varied skills needed such as stamina, energy, co-ordination, dexterity, and perseverance.

An affinity to high places, the love for showmanship, and the natural ability to entertain are all a part of a circus performer’s repertoire. And the varied tools these performers use, from the trapeze, horizontal bar to the tight wire, are unlike any other.

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