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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

General Manager

BA communications – Theatre Media. Alice has been with Circus OZ for 10 years, filling many positions, Assistant Production Manager, Tent production manager and Stage Manager.  During her time at Circus OZ, Alice has toured extensively through Australia and internationally. Touring highlights include, Hawaii, London, Austria, Europe & 42nd Street in New York and so many more.

Her favourite trick at Circus Oz is performing on the group bike with 9 other people and managing to stay on (while 6 months pregnant).

Alice has also worked for the The famous Spiegeltent, NICA, Strunt N’ Fret Productions and Circus Monoxide. Other festival credits include Adelaide, Edinburgh, Melbourne, Sydney and so many more.

Alice Cadwell

Creative Director

Simone O’Brien is a freelance performance maker, writer, teacher and director of circus and physical theatre. From 2006 – 2012, Simone enjoyed the role of the Artistic Associate with Legs On The Wall physical theatre company where she delivered artist development and social circus programs, physical theatre curriculum for the secondary and tertiary education sectors and directed small scale and large scale aerial events. She has made work with and for the community, education and corporate sectors including Redfern Community Centre, the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence, National Institute for Circus Arts, the National Institute of Dramatic Art and the Beijing Olympics.

Simone specializes in aerial, trapeze, harness work and contemporary performance drawing upon an eclectic mix of influences to make work. Simone has worked as a mentor, choreographer and director with a wide range of artists and organisations including: Bibi Bulak in East Timor, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Woodford Folk Festival Fire Event, Aerial director for the Aerodome Departure Lounge and Balloon Spectacular at Canberra’s Enlighten Festival, Adelaide Festival Club (Barrio and Lola’s Pergola) host, Circus Oz, JUMP mentorship program, Force Majeure, Casula Powerhouse Way Out West Festival, Circus Festivals in the WA, Mullumbimby and Tasmania, Hoopla Circus Festival, Sandfly Circus in Broome, Flying Fruit Fly Circus and the Catapult Youth Circus Festival.

Recent professional development includes:

  • Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Paris, Summer School, July 2013: Clown and Le Jeu
  • Emerging director in Cultivate (2011) and Culminate (2012), Force Majeure’s and Performance Space’s directing laboratories, Carriageworks, Sydney.
  • Art of Play – Children’s experimental theatre with Chiara Guidi, (Societas Rafaelo di Sanzio), Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW. 2010
  • Asialink Residency in East Timor – 3 month teaching circus and physical theatre with Bibi Bulak performance troupe & the Galaxy band, 2005.

Simone O'Brien

Head of Circus School

Lani is an old spaghetti student who is now the Head of Circus School, Senior Coach, Exercise Physiologist and Freelance Performer. Head of Circus School focuses on the running of the school, community shows, class structure and progression and managing the coaches.

Lani Cleaton


Front desk reception and perpetual volunteer. Qualifications in business and management, finance, customer service, HR, training, project management for large corporations.

Abby Bliss

Finance Manager & Board Member

Registered BAS Agent, MYOB experienced, Adult Circus class participant & performer.

Deryn Evans