Gwen is a circus director – choreographer – advisor – mentor.
From large-scale aerial crane shows to intimate cabaret acts, and from traditional touring circuses to zoo compere, she has “Hammock Consultant’, ‘Flying Instructor’ and ‘Clambering About Expert’ on her CV. Gwen’s probably been there and got the leotard.
And the scars.
Previously an aerialist, a street performer, a fire-eater and a clown, Gwen has travelled the world performing with traditional and contemporary circuses. These days Gwen works as a freelance circus director, choreographer, and mentor, collaborating with circus & theatre companies and specialising in work that crosses the boundaries between skills and narrative.
Recent credits as aerial director/circus consultant include:
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Angels in America(National Theatre)
La Strada(Belgrade Theatre Coventry/Kenny Wax/Cambridge Arts Theatre/Bristol Old Vic)
Peter Pan, (Bristol Old Vic/National Theatre)
Hetty Feather(West End & touring), Olivier-nominated, winner of Cameo Award
As co-founder/performer: Flownby Pirates of the Carabina, winner of the Total Theatre Award for Physical Theatre.