Emma Khourey

I’ve been a member of Circus WOW since 2004. I was so shy and nervous before attending my first class that I almost didn’t show up. I’m so glad that I took that first step as it has turned into quite a fun and interesting adventure. I used the skills that I learned in Circus WOW classes to successfully audition for a Circus School in New Zealand, followed by 6 months of further training at Beijing International Arts School which led to a series of international tours performing at Street Theatre and Circus festivals across 12 countries.

When I’ve been home in Wollongong I’ve performed and been involved in many Circus WOW shows including, Beneath My Feet, the WOW 10 year Anniversary show What’s Her Story, Portraits of WOW and One Really Big Circus Show. Some favourite acts have been Bathing Belles and The Golden Gaytimes.

I’ve roved on stilts and unicycle many times in various costumes with other fabulous WOW members. Some comic characters I’ve created include Miss Wollongong and Tina Green. I have also directed a few hula hoop group acts including a version of The Bathing Belles and the Spanish hoop jugglers. I’ve been a trainer for Circus WOW classes teaching hula hoops, aerials, juggling, stilts and more, and during this time I’ve met some of the best friends ever!

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