Neisha is a young and vibrant physical theatre director, actor, circus entertainer and educator whose performance style blends a unique mix of physical performance and character hilarity. She enjoys the genuineness of performance and endeavours to make her work entertaining, fun and completely unforgettable! She is as comfortable high in sky hanging people from herneck as she is balancing on one foot and juggling knives! Neisha is a well established MC and her other physical skills include juggling a range of objects, spanish web, slack rope, MCing, comedy and she performs dare devil stunts like the neck hang of destruction and playing her ukulele upside down in a tank full of water!
Neisha graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Theatre and Media) in Australia and holds a Diploma of Circus Arts from the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology in New Zealand. She has worked for many companies and festivals such as The South African State Theatre, Legs on the Wall, The Hoopla Festival in Darling Harbour in Sydney, Mindblank Northern Territory performance tour, The Flying Kiwi Circus, Circus Aotearoa and the Kidsfest Festival in New Zealand, Merrigong Theatre Company, Circus Monoxide, Viva la gong festival, Half-High Circus and Circus Wow in Wollongong, Arts Projects Australia in Adelaide, The West Australian Ballet, The Tasmanian Circus Festival, Free Associations production of The Nutcracker, and The Circus Proms series with New Zealand’s Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. She was featured in the New Zealand Geographic magazine, on an episode of New Zealand’s hippest show Pacific Beat Street and performed for over 30,000 people in Christchurch’s annual Santa Parade. Neisha has most recently performed her ‘Love Boat’ at the Ironfest in Lithgow, performed her solo show ChaChi’s tossing show at the Kissarts festival and performed in the famous Spiegletent in Circus Monoxide’s production of ‘Built’. See Neisha’s website for more details.
Wendy has been a Circus WOW trainer since 2002, where it has come to be her other family. Using her qualifications – Bachelor of Arts in Dance, a Masters of Teaching and a Certificate 4 in Community Cultural development – Wendy has taken on many roles over the years that include training coordinator, performance coordinator, outreach coordinator, artistic director, choreographer, performer and management committee member for a number of years. Wendy has also worked as a trainer at Circus Monoxide, CIRCA, Legs On The Wall, The Australian Choreographic Centre, Sepana- Circus Kathmandu, Sydney Children’s festival, Burgh Gym and more. She has performed for numerous Australian companies and collaborators including Merrigong Theatre Co, The National Circus Festival, Cabaret of Broken Dreams, Ken Unsworth Company, Circus Monoxide, Circus Wow, Erth Physical Theatre Company, Femme Fatales and many more. Wendy has successfully been granted several choreographic commissions through Wollongong City Council, Merrigong Theatre Co and The Australian Choreographic Centre.