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Tarah Carey

With a strong background in acrobatics, Tarah competed gymnastics and tumbling at a state level throughout her childhood. Tarah went on to study a Bachelor of Acting at USQ after successfully auditioning in 2005. During her final year, she was cast in her first feature film Girl Clock, playing the daughter of Queenie Van De Zandt alongside Veronica Neave and Jamie Dunn. In the same year she received a nomination for Best Actress in the Queensland New Filmmakers Awards for her role in The Last Breath. 

After graduating from university, Tarah trained with Vulcana Women's Circus for three years, developing her skills in aerial ring and trapeze. In 2011 Tarah relocated to Melbourne and honed her circus skills, training intensively in doubles trapeze, hand-balance and aerial rope.


The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)

After working at NICA for several years, Tarah co-founded the circus theatre company Gravity Dolls with NICA graduate Tim Rutty. Gravity Dolls received the Best Circus Award for 'My Life In Boxes' at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2014.

Tarah and Tim have performed across theatre, TV and circus industries, with recent credits including shows at La Mama and Red Bennies, Neighbours, Asia Cup Opening Ceremony, Elly Lukas Crown Casino Event, Docklands Winter Wonderland Circus and the Lighting of the Christmas Tree for the City of Melbourne. In 2016 Tarah was one of eight Australian circus artists selected for the Circus Oz Strong Women’s Project.

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