Our Senior Coaches

About our Coaches

 

– All our coaches over 18yrs have a working with children check.

– There is always a staff member available who has a valid Senior First Aid and who is an accredited coach with Gymnastics Australia

 

Founder & director of Spaghetti Circus for the past 21 years

Leonie is an accomplished performer and choreographer. She has performed all over Australia, including the National Circus Festival, Woodford Festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival. She specialises in acro balance and all aerials. Leonie is a highly skilled and experienced circus coach who holds a level 1 in coaching with Gymnastics Australia. She was a junior and senior gymnastics champion who was ranked 4th in Australia.

Leonie Mills

Melinda Swann

Melinda Swann Bio

Melinda Swann

 

Petrina Hutchinson

After a childhood of hanging upside down and cartwheeling to the shops, Petrina has spent over 30 years motivating and coaching other people to hang and flip around. Petrina has a Bachelor of Education in Dance and Physical Education, plus a range of coaching accreditations across different styles of gymnastics; from 2005 – 2015 she worked for Gymnastics Australia managing recreational gymnastics events, programs and resources. Petrina has presented coaching workshops and courses all around Australia, as well as in Brazil and South Africa.

Petrina specialises in teaching teenagers and adults. She enjoys daggy dancing and jumping off the bridge at Bruns.

Petrina Hutchinson

Christy Shelper

Christy Shelper is an internationally celebrated circus artist and solo aerialist. Her long association with world-renowned Cirque du Soleil and many other productions has seen her performing across the globe. Christy’s solo aerial skills have featured in the Opening Ceremony of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games as well as an artist in residence at the Shanghai World Expo. Christy’s skills and experience, honed since she was seven years old, have created a world-class, versatile and enchanting performer. Christy is currently taking a break from the stage to spend time with her young family and for the first time in a long time is staying in one place. She is thrilled to have the chance to share her skills with the Spaghetti Family.

Christy Shelper