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Emily Hughes

Growing up in Victoria’s Gippsland, Emily showed an interst in gymnastics from a young age. After spending much of her youth in dance classes she enrolled in a full time course in Dance and performance at Dance Factory Richmond, graduating in 2002 with a Certificate IV.

In 2005, Emily was accepted in the National Institute of Circus Arts’ Bachelor of Circus Arts program. In her 3 years of training, she specialised in static and swinging cloudswing, tightwire, and static trapeze. During her time at NICA, Emily performed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in an aerial ballerina act.

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)

Upon graduation, Emily landed a contract with P&O cruises performing a range of aerial acts from 2008-2014, as her contract was renewed. It was during this time that Emily was also contracted to act as the ships’ cirque captain, company manager and safety operations coordinator. It was during Emily’s time aboard that she gained a broad range of professional skills and experiences. These led her to become a full time trainer at NICA where she teaches aerials and is one of the First Year Coordinators.

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