Our Training Centre Director Le Cornu is now on maternity leave, and we warmly welcome Casey Douglas as our Acting Training Centre Director!
A seasoned performer, you might have seen Casey on stage as a member of the Circa Ensemble in our productions from 2010 – 2016. We are delighted to bring his expertise and passion for circus to the Training Centre. Casey will be working with Circa Zoo, teaching public classes and overseeing the Training Centre programs for the rest of 2017.
We’re also delighted to share that Bree has now given birth to their gorgeous boy, Charlie, and we wish them all the best and look forward to welcoming her back in the New Year.
Casey was born in Perth, Western Australia. Right from the beginning he was an active child playing all the sports possible, leading him to ten years as a competitive gymnast.
After completing his degree at the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) he received a grant for a training project in Chattellaraut, France where he completed further studies with seven Handstand Professors from around the European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC).
On returning to Melbourne, Casey ran Hardy Street Productions, a Circus Training and Arts Centre before becoming a founding member of ThisSideUp Acrobatics. Through this Company he has performed at Chalon and Aullriac in France, London and the Edinburgh Fringe, Watch This Space and Galway International Art Festivals. ThisSideUp was also commissioned by the Sydney Festival to create Smoke and Mirror, which won Best New Australian Work, Best Cabaret Performer and Best New Score in the prestigious Helpmann Awards.
Casey joined the Circa Ensemble in 2010, and toured extensively until 2016, being involved in many new creations including “S”, Opus and Wunderkammer.