Vertical Insanity Circus

contemporary circus company

About us

Vertical Insanity Circus is a contemporary circus performance company that was founded in 2015 by a group of local Adelaide circus artists. Originally a part of the Circobats Performance Troupe, these young performers have since branched off to create, explore and play with their own artistic style. 

 

Whilst Vertical Insanity Circus is a young company, it’s members have trained, performed and travelled together for a number of years, partaking in various state wide and international performances. Young in heart, mind and body, Vertical Insanity Circus celebrates the raw talent and ingenuity the local Adelaide circus community has to offer, and is extremely excited to continue it’s journey in the circus arts.

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Alex Charman

As soon as she could move, Alex Charman has been involved in the dazzling world of circus, featuring in countless national and international performances and gigs. These shows include Up In Smoke (2006), Circus Birthday Party (2007), Connected (2007 & 2008), Grandmas Dream Garden (2009) and more recently Young Stars Circus (2014) performed in Singapore, Circus of the Seven Seas (2014 & 2016), Try Again (2016), Mortal Sins (2016), High Tea with Burl Esque (2017) and Hoopla International (2017) in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Whilst her talents are many, her focuses lie primarily in aerial silks, duo acrobatics and hula hoop.

Tommy Matthewman

Past member Tommy Matthewman performed in the following shows; High Tea with Burl Esque (2017) & Hand in Hand (2018 & 2019)

Sam Matthewman

A natural born circus enthusiast, Sam Matthewman has been involved in the circus arts for over 10 years, refining and improving his talents in various local and international circus performances. Some of these include Young Stars Circus (2014) performed in Singapore, Circus of the Seven Seas (2014 & 2016), Trapped (2016), Try Again (2016 & 2017), High Tea with Burl Esque (2017) and Hoopla International (2017) in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Whilst Sam is willing to take up any challenge, his skills are focused predominantly in poi, duo acrobatics and aerial silks.

Maggie Rusak

Past member Maggie Rusak performed in the following shows; Hand in Hand (2018 & 2019)

Tasma Jefferies

Tasma Jefferies has performed in the circus arts for a number of years and has been a valued performer in countless shows including Music Box Circus (2005 & 2006), Circus Birthday Party (2007), Lazy Circus (2008) and Grandma’s Dream Garden (2009). More recently, she has been involved in Trapped (2016), SPACED OUT (2016), Cirque Nocturne (2016 & 2017) and High Tea with Burl Esque (2017). Her skills are focused predominantly in hat manipulation and acrobatics. Her first circus performance was in 2005, where she was a doll and monkey in a barrel!

Persia Janzen

Past member Persia Janzen performed in the following shows; Trapped (2016), Mortal Sins (2016) & both performer/director for High Tea with Burl Esque (2017)

Zoe Charman

 Zoe Charman has dedicated a number of years to the circus arts, and has been involved in an incredulous number of performances, gigs and workshops throughout her life. As a young performer, Zoe was featured in various shows such as Music Box Circus (2005 & 2006), Circus Birthday Party (2007), which premiered on the Festival Theatre stage, Lazy Circus (2008) and Grandma’s Dream Garden (2009). Since her early debut, she has improved her craft and has been showing off her new skills in more recent shows such as Circus of the Seven Seas (2014), Young Stars Circus (2014), Trapped (2015 & 2016), SPACED OUT (2016) and High Tea with Burl Esque (2017). 

Maddie MacArthur

Past member Maddie MacArthur performed in the following show; Trapped (2015)

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Email: verticalinsanitycircus@gmail.com
Phone: 0416 466 855 

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