Making magic happen!
Rachel grew up in Gladstone and made Agnes Water her home 5 years ago when she started teaching circus and dance. She has been dancing since the age of 4 and has a wide array of experience in different genres. Rachel has a BA in Performing Arts after 3 years of university in Brisbane. This is where she found her passion for Circus Arts. She trained internationally including a year full-time to complete her diploma in Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre at Circomedia in Bristol, UK. She has worked both overseas and throughout Australia as a teacher and performer. Rachel is excited to be the founder / director of Meraki Circus, Dance & Entertainment and loves nothing more than to share her passion!
Manda started dancing at the age of three, learning many different styles of dance, with jazz, ballet and contemporary being her favourite! After graduating school she travelled the world and loved to embrace the dance culture in different countries. It was while travelling America she was introduced to hula hoop and aerial and was taken over by the world of circus! Miss Manda followed her passion and in Finland she pursued her journey training full time in circus and dance. Her journey eventually led her to the town of Agnes Water and to Meraki Circus and loves to share her passion with all!
Cassie is based in Gladstone and recently joined the Meraki Team toward the end of 2016. She has a beautiful, natural way with our students and her skills and knowledge are a real asset. Cassie has trained for years in gymnastics and sports acrobatics. With her circus skill development with the Meraki team and in her final stages to become a qualified yoga instructor, her experience of the body and movement is invaluable. Cassie recently completed and excelled in her circus coaching course in Melbourne last year and she looks forward to sharing her true passion with you!
Adam has lived in Agnes Water for 15 years working mostly as a painter - but his true passion is for fire spinning, which he has been doing since the age of 15. This passion has enabled him to perform professionally all over Australia and internationally. Adam is skilled in many manipulation props and also partner acrobatics, which he trains and performs with Rachel and is passionate about all things circus!