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Our Trainers

Meet our team of dedicated staff, committed to making your circus classes the best they can be!

Head Trainer, Training Coordinator
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 Training Coordinator.
Head Trainer
Brett first entered circus arts 10 years ago, coming from a theatre background. They immediately fell in love with aerial silks, trapeze, and Spanish web as well as a variety of prop manipulation disciplines. Brett also loves clowning and German wheel and works on them at every opportunity. Their favourite skills to learn are silly ones which are easy to learn and even sillier ones which are very hard to learn.
Head Trainer, Programs Administrator

Chris started training circus in 2008 and what started as a hobby has grown into a career! Originally Chris was based in Melbourne where he worked as a Circus Trainer at Little Devil’s Circus and was president of the Monash University Juggling Club.

Chris has let his passion for circus take him all over Australia and beyond to some of the biggest Circus and Juggling Conventions in the world!

Chris now lives and works full time in Canberra teaching at Warehouse Circus and, in his own time, runs Canberra’s community juggling club: JuggleHub.

Head Trainer, Aerial Specialist
Nearly ten years ago Evyn was invited to try out hanging from a trapeze, and little did he know this would spark an expansive circus career of hanging from all kinds of things! Evyn quickly fell in love with the aerial arts and attempted all he could find; he also quickly found a passion for working with partners in doubles routines, as the challenge and enjoyment of working with another person thrills him. His favourite aerial arts are the trapeze, silks and chinese pole. When you can find him on the ground, you'll likely find Evyn performing adagio or tumbling. Evyn has been both student and teacher at Warehouse Circus during his circus career and has even left ACT for periods to live internationally and seek opportunities to train and learn new skills to bring back and teach his students.
Head Trainer
Gavin has been a trainer at Warehouse Circus for 5 years, starting as a student at the University of Canberra High School Kaleen in their elective circus program. Gavin specialises in juggling, currently working on juggling 7 balls. He takes pride in bringing lots of energy to the classes he teaches.
Head Trainer
Grover joined the Flying Fruit Fly Circus in 2010, where he specialised in aerial rope, while also doing handbalancing, teeterboard and acrobatics. During his time there he performed in a number of FFFC shows including Circus Under My Bed and JUNK. After graduating in 2017, Grover and his friend Sam Waite made a two-man show called Slips, Trips & Falls, which they took to Melbourne Fringe festival, after which Grover went on to join Company 2’s Scotch and Soda and performed in Austria and throughout the Netherlands. Grover has also spent time performing and touring with his parents’ company, Acrobat - in Europe, South America, Asia as well as here in Australia - in their show Propaganda.
Trainee Trainer
Imy has been at Warehouse Circus as a student since 2014 and only recently has been trained as an assistant trainer. She loves what circus can do for children as they grow, and believes in the values it teaches. In the coming years Imy hopes to study at NICA and either start her own touring circus or join an existing one.
Head Trainer, Maintenance, and Project Coordinator
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!
Head Trainer, Marketing, Impact, and Events Manager

Born in a distant country called Slovakia, Jano has been emerged in performing arts since early childhood. What started with music later developed into acting and medieval re-enactment and sword fighting. Via numerous festivals held at European castles, Jano became fire twirler and a juggler and that's where his latest passion was born. While taking various circus classes in Sydney, he became an established performer and entertainer and had regular bookings throughout NSW. His latest appearance in Canberra was playing the Ringmaster in Barnum, the circus musical.

Projects Coordinator, Volunteer Manager, Head Trainer
Larissa graduated in Business with MBA in Project Management, PMP certified - Project Management Professional, and is currently studying diploma in Community Services at CIT. Lari is the new Project Coordinator at Warehouse Circus.She has over 4 years of experience in integrating public services in Brazil. She also worked in the Fundraising Department at Save the Children in Perth from 2016 and 2017, and worked at Calvary Hospital here in Canberra in programs for people with disability. Here at Warehouse Circus, Larissa works as a trainer on our Spin Out Program, manages our volunteers, and is here to take on further exciting projects that might occur.
Head Trainer, Marketing, Impact, and Events Assistant
Siân has spent her whole life on the stage. Starting her professional career with the Sydney City Ballet Company at 14, she quickly discovered her love for entertaining ran deeper than dance and so began exploring the magical world of circus. For the last three years Siân has been a travelling events entertainer, bringing her signature explosive pyrotechnics acts to every corner of the country. She adores anything that spins, and specialises in manipulations such as hoops, poi, fans, and staves. Siân believes that taking a new approach to traditional props is the best way to learn, so expect something unexpected in any of her lessons!
Head Trainer, Maintenance

Tristan is in his gap year after completing his schooling, has been a part of Warehouse Circus for 10 years. He is currently working towards a career in teeterboard and group acro! He also likes to tumble with his classes while he teaches.


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