The Flying Fruit Fly Circus launch new talent partnership with Cirque du Soleil

Flying Fruit Fly Circus Grad ShowAustralia’s National Youth Circus, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group join forces to create a new collaboration to find the best talents.

Solidifying their recognition as a world-standard youth circus institution, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus will join just five selected training centres worldwide as the only school in Australia in this partnership with Cirque du Soleil.

The new partnership will facilitate a valuable sharing of expertise and best practices in human performance and provide high-calibre training opportunities to emerging talent.

It will connect full-time Flying Fruit Fly Circus students to world leading career opportunities and build advanced teaching techniques for trainers in various disciplines.

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus was founded in 1979 and is Australia’s National Youth Circus. The company is known for its dedication to the art form, award-winning touring shows and ground-breaking collaborations.

Since its creation in 1984, more than 400 million people worldwide have been inspired by Cirque du Soleil’s artistry. Based in Montreal, their performances famously blend acrobatics, theatre, dance, visual arts, costumes, and original music compositions.

“This is a fantastic collaboration with the global leader in contemporary circus performance and production. It opens a world of opportunities for our students and staff,” said Flying Fruit Fly Circus CEO, Richard Hull.

“It will provide an Australian base for the NexGen program that will benefit artists from around the country; and Cirque du Soleil will connect directly with our best new circus talent.”

“Several graduates are working on their shows worldwide, which now formalises our already productive relationship,” said Hull.

On this partnership, Senior Director of Casting at Cirque du Soleil, André Lachance said “Flying Fruit Fly Circus has an outstanding reputation in the circus community for nurturing highly skilled artists,” said Lachance.

“With over 45 years of experience, they have established themselves as a top-tier organization for developing new talent, some of whom are currently working at Cirque du Soleil.”

“With 2.5% of our artists coming from Australia, we look forward to increasing the talent pool via the NexGen partnership, and are excited to participate in the creation of the next generation of circus artists,” said Lachance.

The first Cirque du Soleil NexGen workshop will be held at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ state-of-the-art training facility in Albury later in 2024.

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Image: Grad Show – courtesy of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus