Circus Factory member and past 3 month course student Anna Jones has entered this year’s Cork Rose. She wants to bring light to a number of issues including the insurance crisis in Ireland and how it’s affecting the Arts in particular. Anna also hopes to highlight that there are many paths to success in life,
Cormac has had a passion for Circus from a young age, and has made Circus his career since training at the Belfast Circus School in 1999 – 2000. Cormac is now artistic director of Circus Factory, having been one of the founding members, and combines his love of circus with his passion for sharing knowledge
Inma received a MA in Contemporary Dance Performance from the University of Limerick in 2003 and a MPhil from University College Cork (2015-2017). Inma is a guest teacher at Cork College of FET for the Dance Diploma course and runs weekly Contemporary Dance/Ballet/Improvisation Classes/Workshops in Cork. In 2022 Inma was invited as a guest choreographer
Nat Whittingham is an Acrobat, Mover and teacher. And now, one your circus arts course coaches. Working across circus, dance and physical theatre productions. Formed in competitive Trampolining, before later studying Teeterboard and Acrobatics at ESAC in Brussels, his career started with an apprenticeship from Nofit State Circus at the age of 18, where he
If you interested in pursuing Ireland’s only 3 month full-time Circus Introduction course, you need to understand physical literacy. What is Physical Literacy? Physical literacy is made up of three areas. It’s how capable you are doing something physical, how you understand what you need to do, and how you feel while doing it.
Noelle Ní Riagáin is a coach in Circus Factory’s Circus School – ‘3 Month Introduction Course in Contemporary Circus Arts’. Noelle studied physical theatre under the Direction of Belinda Wild. Joined an ensemble that produced Shakespeare plays through Mask and street troop, Criac na Coillte where she learnt Stilt walking and puppeteering. She worked and
Michaela Heyer is a coach on the Circus Course – ‘3 Month Introduction Course in Contemporary Circus Arts’. Michaela started her acrobatic career in the form of equestrian vaulting (acrobatics on horseback) at the age of 13. She worked as a trainer and also vaulted herself on a competitive level until the age of 20