Cirkidz is an incorporated association governed by a Board of Directors and managed by four core staff members:
Joshua Hoare: Artistic Director
Joshua draws on multiple skill sets as one of Australias new generation of circus artists, creating performance work through a variety of physical languages. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Sydney University) as well as graduating from the National Institute of Circus (NICA) and has performed both nationally and internationally.
Nick Skibinski: General Manager
Nick has enjoyed a successful career in the Arts. Currently he specialises in providing business process, strategy, HR and General Management advice and support for Not for Profits. Most recently he was the CEO of Australian Dance Theatre for four years, prior to that he spent nearly 10 years at the Adelaide Festival Centre as a programming executive where he developed, presented and produced over 170 individual events and productions, from small scale industry developments programs through to the creation of the inaugural OzAsia festival as its first Executive Producer. He holds a BA in Arts Politics from Flinders University. His young daughter joined the Cirkidz Tiddlerz program in 2012 and is nurturing a keen interest in hula hoop.
Lynn Martin: Trainer Coordinator
Lynn has over 40 years experience as a gymnastics Coach in Victoria, WA and SA. She has worked for Gymnastics SA and WA as their Education Officer and National presenter and assessor. She is an Advanced coach in Gymnastics for All (Recreational Gymnastics) and Womens Gymnastics. She is also a Bronze coach in Rhythmic Gymnastics and Mens Gymnastics. She is a German Wheel Coach with the first team in Australia to train in this sport and has attended many Wheel Camps in Europe in the past 10 years since the team was established. Lynn is the co-author of Gym buddies and contributed to the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced GFA coaching Courses.
Bronny Underwood - Accounts Manager
Judy Way - Marketing Coordinator
Kylie Tilley - Admin Coordinator
Curly Kylie, has come from a vast background, most recently from the Disability sector. With a bit of a quirky personality, Kylie is creeping warily into this wonderful world of circus. You will most likely see her smily face welcoming you into the building at some point with her little Mexican Chihuahuas.
Hannah Tunstill - Admin/Photographer/General Superstar
After completing a Bachelor of Music at the Elder Conservatorium, Hannah has balanced an eclectic performance career with various arts administration roles for youth arts companies like Carclew, Cirkidz, and the School of Rock. More recently she has started a freelance career in graphic design, photography and film. You'''ll most often see Hannah at Cirkidz reception, so if you have any queries about classes or enrolment, please feel free to say hi!