Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts...
01 How we work
Play is serious artistic business. Every engagement we have with young people starts with play.
We adapt innovatively to unexpected circumstances through listening, empathy and respect.
Holding onto our dreams through difficult periods requires an inner strength to remain resolute and certain of our reasoning.
We seek beauty and grace in the world around us. We aim to present the ease with which we do things, not the effort.
When facing the unknown, we step boldly forward with an air of curiosity. Properly managed, risk is a powerful force capable of propelling us to greater possibilities.
Circus is universally accessible: people of all abilities discover that circus welcomes all, celebrates uniqueness, and expresses complex human experiences in exciting and meaningful ways.
02 Company Program Logic
03 Our People
Chair - Tony Nippard
Vice Chair - Tim Rolfe
Treasurer - Sanjay Gund
Secretary - Alexia White
Anne Derham Zeb Hunter
Michelle Armstrong Olivia Allen
Chief Executive Officer - Simon Clarke
Program Manager - Jane Hartnell
Finance - Christine Ritter
Admin & Operations Coordinator - Jafar Abdus-Samad
Jade Borjesson, Mariana Iafelice
Merryn Chenoweth - Jarrad Cuff - Cleo Cutcher - Thomas Davis - Asmare Nega Dress - Karen Louise Edelenbos - Sebastian Edwards -Tara Gallop-Brennan - Scott Hone - Madhavi Hunt - Byron Hutton - Nathan Jones - David Joseph - Stephanie Dara Lewis - Scott McBurnie - Mark McLachlan - Sally Frances - Nikki O'Toole - Julian Ojeda - Jordan Pheasant-Kelly - Morgaine Presser - Ana Real - Emily Ross - Ruby Rowat - Bianca Sciarretta - Christopher Singer - Elizabeth Wendy Skitch - Rockie Stone - Kimberly Twiner - Vincent Van Berkel - Oliver Versteegen - Avan Whaite - Bradley Woodhead
Jade Borjesson, Samara Clifford, Grace Robins, Lucy Tan, Hamish Smithers, Jeremy Davies
Maalini Ellis, Esther Patullo-Chapman, Michelle Becerra, and other work experience
“I have learnt so many skills while being a part of the Westside crew. I’m now not afraid to stand in front of an audience and perform, and once you have finished the performance, you and the team you did it with feel like stars”
04 Our Sponsors & Partners
Trusts and Foundations
John Fawkner College
Shepparton Ace College
St Paul's African House