Hamish is a Brisbane barrister who has been involved with arts organisations in various roles for over twenty years.
Felicity is Deputy Executive Director of Queensland Ballet, with the responsibility for imagining and implementing key initiatives aligned with Queensland Ballet’s growth strategy and Queensland Ballet’s presence in, impact on and responsiveness to all communities and their participants. Felicity lead the conceptualisation and development of the new Queensland Ballet Academy at Kelvin Grove State College and is currently leading the redevelopment of Queensland Ballet’s heritage home, in West End, Brisbane.
Summer is a workplace relations and culture change specialist at Culture Tune, providing advice and training to individuals and organisations. Summer has nearly 20 years experience in the arts sector overseeing artistic and cultural programming and leading large teams for major festivals and performing arts venues across Queensland.
Sarah is a Lecturer in the Theatre Programme at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington with a research interest in international arts festivals and and their fringes. She has over 15 years experience in Stage and Production Management with a number of Brisbane companies. She is also on the board of indelabilityarts.
Catherine is Flipside’s Treasurer and is a lawyer at HopgoodGanim Lawyers specialising in taxation, structuring and corporate governance. She is a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and acts for a range of clients from high net wealth individuals, privately owned groups, large multinationals and a range of small to large charities and not for profits.
Cameron is a Principal with RPS, and has over 20 years experience as a Town Planning Consultant, focusing on master planned communities, major projects and sustainable design and transport policy development. Cameron is a board director of the Australian Green Development Forum, and a member of UDIA’s City Plan Review and State Conference Committees.
Cameron balances his professional life with casual forays into circus and physical theatre, and has been known to rollerblade in outrageous outfits.
Management & Administration
Josie O’BoyleMarketing Coordinator
Along with being an MBA candidate and aerialist Josie is Flipside’s Marketing Coordinator. She loves all things social and wants to share the message that our students can do anything, and that we can “Unthink the Impossible”.
Rebecca CampbellCustomer Service & Philanthropy Coordinator
Kelsey BoothAssociate artist
Kelsey is Flipside’s associate artist, as well as working as a circus trainer. She began classes at Flipside when she was five years old and graduated from Flipside’s performance troupe in 2019.
With her roots in the Brisbane circus community, she is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Production) at QUT and aims to become a visual designer for live performance and hopes to improve the accessibility of circus and performance experiences for all people, particularly those with disabilities.
Phoebe WalthamHead Trainer & Co Program coordinator
Brooke HillProgram Coordinator
Brooke has a wealth of experience and knowledge in and of the circus industry, as a performer, trainer and manager. Brooke joined the Flying Fruit Fly Circus at age 9 learning (and perfecting) ground and aerial skills as a solo artist and ensemble member. After 10 years at Flying Fruit Fly, Brooke went on to train and perform with different Australian circus, physical theatre and dance companies.
After moving to Brisbane in 2005, she worked as a trainer and rigger for Circa, Vulcana and Flipside, as a freelance performer, and then as head trainer and training centre manager at Circa.
Robert KronkCEO & Creative Director
Robert is Flipside’s CEO/Creative Director. He is a co-founder of debase productions and was debase’s general manager until 2016. He was the director of programming and director of operations at Metro Arts until 2008 and has worked extensively as a director, writer, performer, and producer for companies including; La Boite, Brisbane Festival, Queensland Theatre Company, and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Robert has also worked as an academic at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Southern Queensland.
Gabriela GallardoArts and Production Manager / Regional and Remote Program Manager
Jo VolzFinance and Administration Manager
Jo Volz is Flipside Circus’ Finance and Administration Manager. Originally joining the Flipside community as a parent when she enrolled her child in classes in 2010, Jo has been employed at Flipside Circus since January 2011. Managing the accounts and staffing on a daily basis Jo feels she has mastered the unsung skill of ‘admin juggling’, though she has yet to manage keeping three balls in the air for more than a few seconds.
Prior to running away to join the circus Jo worked in independent publishing at Brisbane’s Child magazine and Time Off magazine for over 15 years. Jo has a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities.
Falling in love with circus at the age of ten after watching a Moulin Rouge inspired silks routine, Josie obsessed and trained in all things aerials. Josie has trained, performed and choreographed performances in Scotland, London, the US and Brisbane, specialising in silks, flying trapeze, static trapeze and Spanish web.
Alana has spent six years as part of Flipside’s performance troupe, creating and performing notable performances for Brisbane Festival, Creative Generation and the 2016 Lord Mayor’s Charity Ball. Recently, she began studying Occupational Therapy, specialising in paediatrics.
Training since the age of 3, Mia joined Flipside’s performance troupe when she was 11, specialising in tumbling and group acrobatics. Her recent performance We Live Here, won the Matilda Award for best physical theatre.
Circa Youth Ensemble Circa Zoo and Flipside Circus troupe performer, Izzy specialises in tumbling, trapeze and group/ partner acrobatics, where she maintains her passion for being upside down. This passion and love for circus has led to Izzy to study a bachelor of exercise science.
Performing circus artist Amy, graduated from Flying Fruit Fly Circus school in 2015 and travels Australia with the Madhouse Circus. Her most recent performance We Live Here, received two Matilda Awards.
Alex has performed extensively nationally and internationally both as an independent artist and working for companies such as Company 2 and Casus. Alex spent his formative years as a performer onstage with Flipside Circus’s youth performance troupe. Following this he attended the National Institute of Circus Art (NICA). Today Alex is studying clinical exercise physiology, and maintains a strong passion of teaching with a particular interest in technical acrobatics and community outreach work in both regional and marginalised communities.
Ellie found her passion for acrobatics in gymnastics before moving into circus as a teenager. She spent 5 years in Circa’s youth program, Circa Zoo, before moving to Melbourne to study at the National Institute for Circus Arts (NICA) for two years. She has performed and travelled both nationally and internationally with Company 2, during which time she also completed a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences online. She has taught circus all over Australia and loves seeing young people develop though circus.
Passionate juggler and instructor Davy has over 25 years of experience as an independent artist and director. A founding member of two very successful Brisbane companies, Circa and Briefs. He has also worked for Circus OZ and Circus Monoxide.