The Flying Fruit Fly Circus aspires to be the pre-eminent centre of contemporary youth circus training and performance in Australia.
The Flying Fruit Fly Circus develops young artists through a holistic circus program that combines high-level training with the creation of exceptional circus performance.
- To develop the physical, creative, academic and social skills of young artists through a combined circus and academic program.
- To contribute to the development of contemporary circus in Australia and to promote circus as an art form.
- To develop young audiences for circus and live performance.
- To be a leader for youth circus in Australia, contributing to a vibrant, resourced and sustainable sector.
- To develop and maintain partnerships and collaborations which complement and further the aims of the organisation.
- To contribute to the cultural richness of the region by pro-actively engaging with the local community.
A short introduction to our one-of-a-kind circus
The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is Australia’s National Youth Circus, recognised as one of the world’s leading performing arts companies.
Founded in 1979 as a holiday project for local youth in Albury-Wodonga, the reputation and influence of the company has grown over the years. With many landmark projects to our name and an ever-increasing roll call of alumni working in leading companies around the world, we are perhaps Australia’s most successful cultural community development project, continuing to enrich the lives of many young Australians in North East Victoria, Southern NSW and from around the country.
Our company is dedicated to advancing and innovating the art form of circus, creating exciting emerging artists for the industry and acting as a leader for the youth circus sector and our regional community.
Our unique circus program for young people aged between 8-18 has a worldwide reputation for innovation and excellence. It develops artists in the creative arts by being one of Australia’s most celebrated producers of dynamic contemporary circus works for young people and families, touring nationally and internationally, and as an educator in circus and interdisciplinary art forms.
A busy schedule of circus training and performance is supported by our academic program, which is provided by our two partner schools; the select-entry Flying Fruit Fly Circus School and Wodonga Secondary Senior College.
The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is currently circus-in-residence at Sydney Opera House and The Cube Wodonga, and has strong partnerships with the Arts Centre Melbourne, National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) and a network of leading international, national and regional companies.
We are a member of the Arts8 group of organisations recognised by the Australian government as centres of national arts training excellence and the European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC).
The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is crucial to the Australian circus eco-system; creating performance ready artists, developing new audiences for the art form and employing professional directors, designers, performers, technical staff and teachers.