CircusSeen was conceived following a chance meeting between Kate Wright and Jezz Fox at a circus skills workshop in Brighton. Kate and Jezz are both residents in Worthing and hope to use this project to establish a lasting circus scene for the town. After the project started other volunteers came forward to support and work with CircusSeen, here is a little info about them and who we are.
Who We Are
Nick Cook (Director)
Developing his circus skills for over 8 years now, Nick practically lives and breathes the circus lifestyle. Nick has worked with children throughout his teenage years and now has many years of experience playing, teaching and performing circus skills.
Nick has developed and refined his many skills such as Juggling, Diabolo, Poi, Staff, Unicycle and the fire arts, especially enjoying juggling knives and breathing fire! Nick met Kate just as she was co-founding CircusSeen, and was taken under Kate's wing.
A few years later and lots of training, Nick is now the second Director of CircusSeen, working side by side with Kate to spread circus-ey fun to children and adults all over the south.
Kate Wright (Director)
An experienced performer, choreographer, dancer and workshop leader, Kate is renowned in the UK for her work in the community; running events and participating in carnivals, festivals, after-school clubs and summer camps. She thrives on the ability to make a difference in the lives of those she works with, especially children with special needs and learning disabilities.
Kate's love of poi spinning and other circus arts was instigated whilst travelling in Israel, teaching tourists during the day and performing for local nightclubs and hotels by night. On returning to the UK, Kate quickly established a host of workshops and has now trained over 10,000 children and adults.
In early 2009, Kate co-founded CircusSeen, devoted to giving young people the opportunity to enjoy learning circus skills in weekly workshops, practice days in the park and displays across the south of England.