Performers

AnnaMurray

AnnaMurray is an energetic and charismatic artist who excels in ground acrobatics, but often finds herself onstage performing and supporting a wide variety of acts. She has trained in many forms from a young age, including gymnastics, aerobics, trampolining, cheerleading and tumbling, dance, and at the age of 19, found circus. In pursuit of technical training, Anna began auditioning for numerous dance and circus courses but only knew that she had truly found her calling when she walked out of a dance audition after discovering she had gained entry to the National Institute of Circus Arts.

An aspiring contortionist, Anna trained hard and improved hugely in her first year at NICA, only to have her dreams shattered by a back injury. During three years of chronic back pain, her plans changed and she began training hand balancing as her solo specialty. She graduated from NICA with her Bachelor of Circus Arts in 2013, completed a few contracts, and something still wasn't right. Working as a soloist wasn't why Anna had fallen for circus, so in 2016, she decided to take the leap, and pursue an old dream of being an acrobatic base.

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)

Anna found a flyer, an ex-gymnast called Rachael and they began training together. Shortly afterward they joined forces with a few other female artists and entered Gasworks Circus Showdown, which they won! The group’s momentum snowballed, and in September 2016, they premiered their first season of their full length show at Melbourne Fringe Festival. Anna was awarded "Best Emerging Circus Artist" by the festival and the team decided to keep working together, thus, TEOC Circus was born. The company has enjoyed immense success with Anna at the helm (now in partnership with the stupendous Josie Wardrope).

Anna has worked in many areas of the performing arts industry, as an artist, producer, performer, teacher and trainer. She has performed at numerous festivals and events, as well as many corporate clients (including Volkswagon, Ferrari, Lulu Lemon, Crown Casino and Samsonite).

AnnaMurray is curious, she loves to talk to people and learn. She strongly believes that you only start to age when you stop learning, and she doesn't plan on ever being old.

CRICOS number 00111D
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