Flying Fruit Fly Circus acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we train and operate, the Wiradjuri People. We offer our respect to all First Nations Peoples, past and present. We recognise and celebrate their continuing connection and contribution to culture, Country and community.
To use circus as the creative and physical inspiration for young people to flourish and aspire to futures that embrace their many skills and abilities.
To be the pre-eminent centre of circus training for young people in Australia and the creators of extraordinary contemporary circus works for local, national and international audiences.
- Use circus to develop the creative, academic, physical and social skills of young people
- Embrace the multi-disciplinary nature of circus and innovate the artform
- Develop young audiences for circus
- Be a financially and environmentally sustainable business
- Provide professional career pathways for graduates and emerging artists
- Strengthen our connection to our Aboriginal community
- Contribute to the cultural life of our region and support a thriving local circus community
- Be a leader for the Australian youth circus sector
- Use collaboration and partnership to maintain and further the aims of our organisation
- Be a thoughtful employer, fostering a safe and creative work place
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 artform 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 The Cube Wodonga, and has strong partnerships with Sydney Opera House, 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 artform and employing professional directors, designers, performers, technical staff and teachers.