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LET’S GET INTO THE GRIT OF IT:

YUCK Circus is a 7-strong crew of elite acrobatic gals, ready to flip off double-standards and kick art in the face. We’re not lightly throwing around women’s issues – We’re literally throwing women.

We’re coming for your bloody ‘female standards’ and rough Aussie norms.

Our award-winning Western Australian company of circus chicks are tackling the uncomfortable through dance, circus, and beaut comedic timing.

It’s bingeing on a jar of Nutella, it’s the thwack of the tampon, and it’s all contemporary Australian poetry.

YUCK is fun for the faint hearted, the strong willed,
​and the everyday battler.

WE’VE GOT THE GOODS

ACTS

You want performance spots?
We’ve got them.
Each cast member of YUCK has their own combo of specialty skills, primed and ready to set onto your stage.
Adaptable to size, scale, and setting.

WORKSHOPS

Combined 100+ years of teaching experience under our belts.
We can rock out the physical or
the social- check us with:
Circus, dance, performance, yoga, and panels, Q and A’s, and mixers.

Schools, local circuses, parks, town halls, or Aussie Bush, and anywhere in between.
We’re your girls.

ROVING

YUCK Circus; Step Up to the Streets.

​A multitude of single, duo, or group roving acts.

Stilt walkers, rollerskaters, hula hoopers, and acrobatics- and that’s just the start.

THE CREW

GEORGIA DEGUARA

Growing up in the isolated coastal town of Broome, there wasn’t much to do apart from join the local circus! 

Georgia began training at Theatre Kimberley’s Sandfly Circus at the age of 11, and hasn’t stopped since. 

Director of all-female acrobatic group YUCK Circus and 2018 graduate of NICA; Georgia strives to create exciting work in the industry, and to use her knowledge to inspire the next generation of artists.

ELLA NORTON

Fremantle local, Ella, discovered circus when she was 11 and has been at it ever since. 

Specialising in spaghetti straps and diabolo she has a knack for comedy and loves nothing more than being ridiculous. 

​Currently teaching at WA Circus School, she has recently become the Assistant Director of the Sliders Youth Troupe.

BROOKE DUCKWORTH

Brooke is a dancer-come-circus artist, and a 2018 graduate NICA. 

Specialising in contortion, object balancing, and acrobatics, she has vast experience teaching and performing dance in her hometown of Innisfail, QLD.

When she isn’t being thrown person to person, Brooke teaches the next generation of acrobats as a head trainer at Little Devils Circus.

ABBIE MADDEN

Abbie is a Dance Artist trained at Gravity Dance Studios and the Bachelor program of Adelaide College of the Arts.  

In 2013 Abbie relocated to Belfast to perform in comedy company Ponydance. 

Back in Australia, Abbie is running a successful dance/circus company, Blindful, aided by experience in performance, creative research, film, physical and musical theatre

KARLA SCOTT

Townsville local, Karla, was age 5 when recruited for Gymnastic Squad training for her passion of climbing footy goalposts.

She trained at a high level and represented QLD multiple times in Woman’s Artistic Gymnastics, to then take up circus at NICA in 2016. 

She graduated from the Bachelor program in 2018 specialised in swinging trapeze, foot juggling, and group acrobatics. Karla combines her gymnastics knowledge with her passion for creating new work to become a rounded artist.

JESSICA SMART

A drama teacher-come-athlete from Perth, WA, when Jess isn’t riding her bike across continents, she’s making new circus work.

Being a versatile performer, she excels with her duo trapeze act, and within larger ensembles.

​Inspired by WA Circus Festival, Jess combines her skills to be an all-rounded artist, experienced within Australia and on International soil.

EMILY MCDONAGH

Emily begun her dance career in Sallynoggin College of Further Education in Dublin, Ireland,
​to then graduate with a higher-level diploma in Professional Musical Theatre from CPA Studios.

After years of performing and choreographing with comedy dance theatre company, Ponydance,
Emily has recently begun performing on the Cabaret scene of Belfast.

SAMANTHA MARTIN

Lady in the streets, and our freak in the spreadsheets, Sam is a Professional Arts Manager working in the creative and non-profit sector for over 6 years.

She has a varied portfolio experience in events and festivals, both home in Australia and internationally.

Driven by a passion of facilitating progressive and creative projects, and across all she has loved communications- not quite as much as writing about herself in third person.