To get a clear picture of what Circus in Education is all about, it may help to get a bit of background on the company’s director, Jacqui Levy.
Jacqui has completed a Bachelor of Circus Arts at the National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne. She has performed with Australia’s flagship Circus Company, Circus Oz, in Hong Kong, Mexico, America, New Zealand and Australia. She has represented Australia in the European Circus Schools Conference in Belgium. She has performed in a variety of different contexts throughout England and Europe.
Jacqui has also completed an Education and Drama degree with first class honors and a high distinction. She is an experienced primary school teacher who has worked predominantly in multi-age classrooms and in teaching contexts with a largely indigenous school population. She is a registered teacher in QLD and NSW and has received her professional competency rating through BOSTES in NSW
Jacqui has a strong background in youth arts facilitation and performance, specializing in Circus Arts. Jacqui has taught social circus to many different groups, including homeless youth in Mexico, with Circus Oz. She has completed many school-based programs in the areas of performance, visual arts and film and media.
Jacqui has lived and worked in a remote Indigenous community in Cape York for over three years and has a strong understanding of, and commitment to, working respectfully in Indigenous contexts.