Meet the Team
Meet our dedicated staff members, committed to making Warehouse Circus the best it can be!
Aleshia began managing Warehouse Circus in 2010 when it was a small community organisation of around 140 participants. Across the past nine years, Aleshia has enjoyed the challenge of helping to grow the company to provide circus to over 550 people per week in Canberra, while still retaining Warehouse’s community spirit and uniqueness.
Aleshia’s passion comes from knowing first-hand the impact youth arts can have on a young person’s life, their sense of belonging, self-esteem and love of life-long learning. When she’s not running a circus, Aleshia is the frontwoman of local original alternative rock band, Second Sun, and is currently busy recording the band’s third album. She is also the mum of an active two-year-old, soon to be a Warehouse Circus Tiny Tuck! Photo credit: Andrew MacLean Photography
Ben has been involved with the Performing Arts since 2008, when he started performing with his local theatre company. Since then he has performed and done backstage work with a number of companies in Canberra and his hometown of Goulburn, including performing a show in the US for an international community theatre festival. Along the way he picked up some circus skills, mostly based around fire performance.
Ben has been at Warehouse Circus since 2017, when he took up the role of Finance Manager. Recently he has also taken on the Programs area. He is very passionate about circus and the performing arts, and the impact that the arts have on people’s lives.
In 1995 Tom started juggling and still likes it. Since beginning his circus journey with Arena Street Theatre and Warehouse Circus, Tom has graduated NICA; formed a few companies, made and toured shows – one of which won a couple of awards; travelled the country and the world with Solid State Circus, CircaNICA and Circus Oz, and has coached for Circus Nexus, Oz, Warehouse, the Sandflies, Asking for Trouble, and as a guest coach at Circus festivals and schools and of course, Warehouse Circus.
Head of Training
Ashley grew up in Dubbo and did gymnastics for 6 years and then went on to became a qualified coach and judge in many areas of the sport. When she was 9 years old she started doing circus and specialised in stilt walking and acrobatics.
At the age of 13 she quit gymnastics to do more circus classes. When she was 19 she was offered a scholarship to study tumbling and coaching at the International Academy of Physical Education in Denmark doing performance tumbling and parkour and performed in the Olympic stadium in Berlin with the academy.
She moved to Canberra and joined Warehouse Circus in March 2018 and is now the Head of Training.
Operations and Events Manager and Trainer
Originating from Albury’s Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Rosie has been with Warehouse as a trainer and our Operations and Events Manager since 2022. Rosie specialises in aerials, in particular lyra and cloud swing.
Head of Warehouse Entertainment
Discovering theatre early, Idris filled his childhood with the Arts and theatre classes, before undertaking full time productions at the Lieder Theatre in Goulburn. Idris began his study of Circus at Circo Arts in New Zealand in 2006, where he trained in basic circus skills. Idris continued his professional development, training as a Clown and Juggler at the National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne, completing his Bachelor of Circus Arts in 2009.
Idris has since become a full time performer and producer within the circus and comedy scene,
touring numerous shows globally to sold out audiences. Some career highlights include starring in a Vegemite TV commercial, performing for the crown prince of Brunei, and he holds several world records including longest two-man cartwheel.
Tumbling | Acro | Hoop Diving | Chinese Poles | Trampolining | Hand Balancing | Partner Acro | Corde Lisse | Aerial Straps | Fitness
Brenton is a professional circus and fitness trainer, coming from a gymnastic and martial art background. He co-founded two circus companies, performing nation-wide and internationally. During this period, he began consulting for professional athletes and performers in various disciplines, providing conditioning and technique training. This led him to open a circus school and fitness studio in Melbourne. Now, Brenton has come to Warehouse to seek new endeavours and challenges whilst passing on his knowledge and expertise.
Trainer and CircusWares Administrator
Ethan started his circus journey as a juggling youth in Townsville, QLD. He grew up as part of a local youth circus (Circo Nova), where he turned his unhealthy obsession for fire into a creative outlet! It’s been around two decades since then, and he’s kept himself busy performing, teaching, and facilitating communities throughout the east coast for most of it.
He’s now teaching at Warehouse Circus, in addition to running our retail store CircusWares and whatever other shenanigans he gets up to!
Trainer and Programs Administrator
Georgia has had a passion for circus since she was 10 years old, training with Warehouse Circus for over a decade and developing her skills in juggling, group acro and performance. Starting her teaching journey with Warehouse in 2022, she particularly enjoys working with people with disabilities. Georgia also loves to explore new skills and create performances as a member of Performance Troupe and an Emerging Artist. She has recently had the opportunity to work with ROOKE and Lewis West as part of their Emerging Artist Program (REAP), and looks forward to developing her juggle tumbling, or ‘jugglumbling’ skills as an emerging artist.
Image credit Gabriel Comerford
Graphic Designer and Online Content Manager
Siân is a touring sideshow performer, producer, and creator, as well as the Graphic Design and Online Content Manager for Warehouse Circus. She spent the early days of her circus career as a trainer at Warehouse in Canberra before she flew the nest, jumping in to remote work on branding, social media marketing, website development, and graphic design while she tours her shows around Australia. Siân creates vibrant imagery in her artwork, and makes sure that Warehouse always has our best foot forward online!
Specialties: sideshow, fire performance
Image credit Dan Rabin, Naarm
Isaac’s role at Warehouse is running and organising the Spin Out classes, Jump start programs and Assisted Place students. He specialises in Circus for Disability, working with people with differing abilities to still engage and learn from Circus. He has a few years’ experience coaching Gymnastics, and a few more coaching Circus. He can teach a bit of everything in the Circus space, but acrobatics and manipulations are his strong points. Isaac’s passion is Circus for Life skills training!
Charlotte started with Warehouse Circus in 2016 as an entry level student. From there she worked her way through many classes and is now a member of Performance Troupe. Charlotte takes every opportunity to perform, performing at a range of venues around Canberra and surrounds, as well as recently at Adelaide Fringe Festival. Charlotte has been teaching for three years at Warehouse and intends to continue sharing her skills with all the wonderful students there.
Dakota started her Warehouse Circus journey in 2019, as an elective program student. From there, she was invited to join the team as a trainer – specialising in unicycling and aerials.
Outside of circus, Dakota is a competitive athlete and has competed across Australia for swimming. Due to her contribution to the sporting community, her schooling and music, she was nominated, and selected, to be one of the Australian Olympic Change Makers of 2022. Dakota is passionate about sharing her skills and knowledge when coaching upcoming young circus performers.
Maisie grew up in Wooragee, North Eastern Victoria, and was lucky to train at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus (FFFC) for 6 years, graduating in 2017.
As a member of their Performance troupe, Maisie was able to perform in places throughout Tasmania, Victoria and NSW and at local gigs like the Albury Galah Bar, also obtaining her Certificate III in Circus Arts and Certificate II in Sport and Recreation.
Eventually, she wound up performing for a while to move to Canberra to study at the ANU. Maisie joined Warehouse in 2021, and loves teaching classes where students can work to their strengths to find new ways of moving and playing.
Trainer and Social Media/Programs Administrator
Clare started circus classes with Warehouse in 2012, at age 8. Now an Emerging Artist and member of both our Performance Troupes, Clare is also one of our trainers and social media manager. Her specialities include juggling and group acro.