TOURING CAST

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Jessie Mckibbin 

Jessie has been a circus performer for more than 10 years, and graduated from the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) in 2017.

 

She applies her strong work ethic to all of her passions, including abseiling, painting, owning a portable performance stage, circus rigging and performing as a circus artist.

 

Jessie's life goal is to hone her skills,  whilst travelling the world and helping people in need.

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Rachael Boyd

Rachael came out of the womb looking like a pretzel and found a way to put her flexibility to use, starting gymnastics at the age of 5 and working as an elite gymnast nationally and internationally for 14 years and qualified for the 2012 London Olympic Squad. In 2016, she co-created the Gasworks Circus Showdown winning show ‘Entropy’ which kickstarted the company ‘TEOC’ and enabled her to tour with the all female acrobatic show for the following two years. Rachael is now a pocket sized power house who has been touring with the Adelaide company “Gravity and Other Myths” in both internationally renowned shows “Backbone” and “A Simple Space”.

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Lyndon Johnson

 

Lyndon graduated from the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) in 2018, specialising in hand-to-hand acrobatics and Cyr wheel.

 

He has toured nationally with Gravity & Other Myths, while also performing with CircaNICA.

When Lyndon isn't performing, you'll find him abroad rock climbing, slacklining, cycling or mountaineering.  Don't challenge him - he holds multiple big wall records and the Australian Slackline record for 180m.

Creatives

  • Director: Elena Kirschbaum

  • Producer: Highwire Entertainment

  • Choreographer: Paul Westbrook

  • Costume Designer: April Dawson

  • Technical Manager & Lighting Design: Sarah Platts

We'd like to acknowledge our original cast and co-creators of the show, as well as the creative minds who bring the magic to the stage. 

Creating cast

  • Andre Augustus

  • Annalise Moore

  • Chris Carlos

  • Issie Hart

  • Paul Westbrook

  • Tara Silcock 

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Michaela Burger

 

Described by Kate Ceberano as “an asset to the cabaret community”, Burger was recipient of the inaugural Adelaide Fringe Frank Ford Award 2019 and is a two-time Helpmann Award nominee for Best Cabaret Performer 2016 and 2019. She is the writer and star of Exposing Edith and A Migrant’s Son. Other performing credits include Apocalypse Meow (Malthouse, NY), Rumpelstiltskin (Southbank London/Windmill & State Theatre SA), Merry Widow (State Opera of SA), Can You Hear Colour? (Adelaide Festival/Patch Theatre), Brel (Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2017) and Cranky Bear (Patch Theatre).

Rouge HS Paul Westbrook. Photo by Elena

Paul Westbrook

 

Paul studied as an undergraduate in Drama at Exeter University and trained in MA Classical Acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, before moving to Australia. 

 

He has worked as an actor and director in theatre and film with a range of companies and co-founded film production company “Mad Alice Media”.

 

Rouge is the perfect show for Paul to demonstrate his dancing, acting and trampolining skills. 

Chris Carlos

Starting his career in theatre, Chris’ love of physicality drew him to fire spinning, then to acrobatics. As the first specialist fire performer accepted into the competitive bachelor of circus arts, Chris’ passion for working with bodies lead him to an obsession with partner acrobatics.

 

Having toured the world for a decade as a performer with shows like “A Simple Space” and “Children are Stinky”, Chris is incredibly excited to be back in Rouge. He was a part of the cast that created the show and has some new skills he is longing to share with Rouge audiences.