The Melbourne Circus Festival, celebrating NICA’s 10th Birthday, was a roaring success featuring circus events, nightly cabarets, comedy, magic shows, films, forums and workshops.
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The festival gathers elite circus artists and arts managers from around the world..
Common Dissonance by alumni Harley Mann & Isabelle Champagne-Chittick.
Four of our NICA students workshopped and presented a stunning performance devised around the idea of ‘flight’ with students from..
Leading the young artists through a series of progressive classes and creative tasks was a challenging endeavour due to communication barriers..
Congratulations to 2013 NICA graduate Tamika Ball who will be joining the Franco Dragone Entertainment Group.
Cr Claude Ullin from the City of Stonnington opened proceedings to a supportive and enthusiastic audience of over 400 at the NICA National Circus Centre.
NICA wishes these students all the best in their future careers in the circus industry.
Since completing his Bachelor of Circus Arts, Lewie has worked with some of Australia’s most notable contemporary circus companies.
The competition featured performers displaying a mixture of skills from foot juggling to Chinese pole and acrobatics..
Daniel Power was awarded Australia’s leading male aerialist at The Australian Circus Festival Awards held 16-18 April 2016
Milan-born Firenza Guidi is an independent, award-winning theatre/circus, film director, writer and visual artist who has developed NoFit State style of performance..
Andrea Ousley in Jakarta, Indonesia working for a not-profit organisation called The Red Nose Foundation Hidung Merah.
Students awarded at graduation ceremony
it clear they go together rather finely, but what is it really like to be a dancer and circus artist?
NICA partnered with Australia’s leading institute for education and training in the dramatic arts, NIDA
We wanted to share with you a small selection of the destinations of our 2014 graduates who are jetting off around the world on their circus journeys..
Congratulations to NICA graduates Lincoln Barros, Adam Davis, Brett Franzi, Nathan Kell, Russell Leonard and Tayo Wilson who will perform as The King’s Men..
The show, based on a Fairy Tales theme, brought together 140 students participating in NICA’s Community Circus classes.
Maya took the time to answer a few quick questions about life at NICA, and where it has since taken her.
Mr Xue Jing Jing, affectionately known at NICA as Jing Jing, retired from training recently.
NICA staff member Shashwat Patel selected for Australian National Gymnastics Championship 2016 as a coach and judge.
NICA graduates and current students were recognised with three awards in the categories of Best Emerging Indigenous Artist, Original New Circus and the People’s Choice Award.
NICA aerials trainer Kathryn Niesche recently returned from five days in the Central Desert, touring remote Indigenous Warlpiri communities
To purchase circus equipment for the Community Circus program.
Some of Australia’s most gifted young actors, dancers, singers, film makers and musicians spent three days developing..
Developing artists from each organisation displayed disciplined expertise whilst working with the shared vision of the collective..
Congratulations to Mr Lu Guang Rong who has been honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
NICA stundents performed a riveting group bike routine at the opening night of the International Congress of Paediatrics (ICP).
NICA students and staff participated in a Cultural Exchange Study Tour to China, supported by Arts Victoria.
James will be studying how elite circus schools and professional artists approach the challenge of balancing artistic practice.
Congratulations to YUCK Circus. This was a terrific performance showing courage, commitment and humour from the whole cast.
Mr Guang Rong Lu OAM has taken on an exciting new position as Director (International Engagement)
The best thing about running away with the circus is that I have a daily schedule that I can follow and specialist trainers in my field of interest.
The NICA Achievement Award, presented to students who strives for excellence, awarded to Tamika Ball and Liam de Jong.
The Hon. Peter Costello MP officially opened the new NICA National Circus Centre.
Our congratulations to Jack William Wilde and Shona Conacher for taking out the top gong.
Students studying circus arts, acting, directing and design come together to make new work.
The Arts8 Transformation project was hosted by AFTRS and NIDA and involved two students and one staff member from each of the eight elite arts training..
The show, titled Alwin in E Minor, is based on the seven stages of man from the famous monologue in Shakespeare’s play 'As you Like It'