Flying Fruit Fly Circus

Flying Fruit Fly Circus


One of our goals is to innovate and to
promote the art form of circus. The key way in which we do that is to create
original contemporary circus shows for young and family audiences that we tour
around Australia and around the world. So we have our own academic school. What that allows us to do is to use circus as the basis for an all-round education and
a creative environment and a really amazing journey that we take young
people on. Our job is to make sure they get a broad education and it’s grounded
and it’s well balanced. And it’s very much student-orientated. It’s very much
directed around fitting in the curriculum in terms of what their needs
are in the training schedule. These kids are at the top of the game. Our
aspiration is that they are performance ready so that they are ready to join an
ensemble with Cirque du Soleil if that’s what they choose or Circus Oz or
some of the indie companies. Two of our students who are due to graduate this year have been offered contracts with Cirque du Soleil. Harry is going to join a new
teeter board training program in Montreal and his teeter board partner Cooper is going straight from here to Las Vegas. So Albury to Las Vegas. I’ve performed
a lot myself so and I definitely know that this is what I want to do for a
career. Got to work hard for it and super excited for the next chapter. I started
when I was four at the early program. Came in and loved it ever since and
always growing up watching Cirque de Soleil, all their teeter board board acts and now like I have the chance to be doing it. It’s pretty amazing and surreal. We get to see where they go and how they
develop as an artist and it’s incredible. I’m very inspired by how they’ve moved
on. Me and my brother moved down here a year ago to do Fruities and it was so
good. Like the benefits are amazing. One of the things I’m really passionate
about is giving the responsibility to shape the art form to them. Making them
responsible, inspirational artists who are self-directed and self initiating
and who make the art that they want to make. Australia is absolutely a world
leader in circus. My job is always to make sure that we’re doing everything
that we can to give these young people who turn from children to young adults
under our roof and then into emerging artists to make a successful career as a
performer and potentially as you know our next cultural leaders.