Koori Youth Circus began in 2017 and is delivered in partnership with MAYSAR (Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sport & Recreation). This free weekly program provides a creative and safe place for young Koori youth to learn circus skills while focusing on improving physical strength, balance and coordination, increasing mental resilience and confidence, and building trust in others.
Circus Oz General Manager Tahlia Azaria said the program will build a pipeline of young talented Indigenous performers.
“This three-year partnership with the City of Darebin will give our Koori Youth Circus program space to further grow and develop. A greater number of young Koori youth will be able to freely access this supportive, welcoming environment where they will learn circus skills that will help to build their confidence and sense of belonging not only to the community of Darebin, but also to the wider circus and arts community,” Ms Azaria said.