Sarah Cook is a co-founder and Artistic director of Circosis Circus Company. She has worked and lived on remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory for the past 25 years where she has been involved in Community Arts and Youth Development. She is passionate about equality, social justice and empowerment.
One of the many joys of her career has been working alongside communities with social circus projects in South Africa, Madagascar, Costa Rica and India.
She has completed a Diploma of Circus, Bachelor of Performing Arts and a Masters Degree of International and Community Development. Sarah's Master's thesis was on Cultural Safety. She is available to consult in this area and you can read her thesis here.
Andrew (Cooky) Cook is a co-founder and director of the Circosis Circus Company. Having grown up on remote Indigenous communities in Central Australia he has a unique view of the world that has translated through performance into quirky characters, influenced by the desert as well as greats such as Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.
His passion for circus ignited in 2003 when a local community circus cast him as the lead role in their first production. He went on to train with and alongside Lunar Circus, Blackrobats, Westside Circus and Cirkidz, and with a Diploma of Circus Arts from CircoArts, he specialises in juggling, acro-balance, unicycle and slack rope.
A highlight of his career was producing and touring the Circosis theatre show "A Circus Affair" to Darwin, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival Europe, and performing in Berlin, Venice and Tokyo.
Inyika Cook began performing at just 3 weeks old. She has since performed in 8 countries across 3 continents and made her stage debut to a crowd of 500. She has travelled to numerous schools and communities throughout South Australia and the Northern Territory.
She loves balancing with her father, hula hooping with her mother, dancing and puppies.
It's been said that she will run away from the circus and become an accountant. We don't mind, as she'll still be juggling numbers!