Bianca Mackail is an acrobatic artist who combines strength, agility and flow in the air and on the floor.

Specialising in non-narrative conceptual circus, she strives to create work that’s from the heart and soul.

 Co-founder of 3 is a Crowd Circus Company in 2012, and GUSH in 2017. Bianca has collaborated, developed, performed, toured, taught and directed extensively in Australia, Asia and Europe with companies such as Tumble Circus (Ireland), Cirque du Loin (Switzerland), Wilde Applause Creative Productions, The Crack Up Sisters, CIRCA, Polytoxic Dance Company, Aerial Angel Productions, Vulcana Women’s Circus, Phluxus 2 Dance Collective and Clowns without Borders (Sweden and Australia).

In more recent years Bianca has worked with  circus organisations such as Vulcana Women's Circus, Galway Community Circus and Sylph Circus in training program design and delivery. She is passionate about  teaching  traditional and creative acrobatic movement  forms  and  sees circus as a powerful medium for empowering individuals and communities. 

 A graduate of the Circoarts School in New Zealand in 2004, Bianca has also trained over the years with specialty trainers in the Ukraine and Barcelona’s La Central del Circ, Spain.

 Some highlights include, taking out “The Best Circus and Physical Theatre” award in Adelaide and Perth Fringe for 3 is a Crowd’s debut show “Fright or Flight”, selling out the season for the same show at Sydney festival 2015.

Having a " show must go on moment” whilst hula hooping in a Typhoon storm to a 10,000 standing audience in Taipei that would not go home without a show!

 Over the last eighteen years, She has performed in festivals  around world  such as Recklinghausen Arts Festival (Germany), Spoffin (Netherlands), Helsinger Festival (Denmark), Adelaide Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sydney Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Hoopla Festival and many more throughout Sweden, Denmark and Ireland.  

In 2013 Bianca became involved with the world wide organisation Clowns without Borders, a non- profit  organisations which offers performances and workshops to all people, especially children who live in conflict zones, refugee camps or other situations of adversity.

 

Company

 

GUSH  - Brisbane, 2017- Present

Clowns Without Borders - Cambodia and The Philippines, 2013-Present

The Crack Up Sisters - QLD, 2012-2015

Tumble Circus - Ireland, 2014

3 is a Crowd - Brisbane, 2013-2015

Cirque du Loin - Zurich - Switzerland, 2011-2012

Aerial Angel Productions Australia - Gold Coast, 2006 – 2011

 

Training

 

Vulcana Women’s Circus - Brisbane, 2000 - 2018

Eighteen years of consistent support - access to training space to develop new work, train, perform and teach circus.

Circoarts - Diploma of Circus Arts - Christchurch - New Zealand, 2004-2005

Specialisizing in solo and duo Silks and Adagio

Independent Training Development tour - 2009

 A month long training intensive in Kiev, Ukraine with specialty trainers in Silks and classical Hula Hoop.

Four months act devising and skills development intensive at the la Central de Circ professional training centre and La Nave circus squat in Barcelona Spain.

 

Performing Highlights

 

Best Circus and Physical Theatre Award nomination and recipient for Best Costume Design Award for Monsteria by GUSH - Queensland Matilda Awards - 2017

Sell-out season at Sydney Festival - Fright or Flight by  3 is a Crowd -2015

 Best Circus and Physical Theatre Award at Perth Fringe Festival - Fright or Flight by 3 is a Crowd - 2015

 Death or Circus by Tumble Circus – Ireland, Sweden and Denmark tour - 2014

Clowns without Borders - Philippines and Cambodia tour - 2013, 2015

3 is a Crowd company creates Fright or Flight - 2013

Best Circus and Physical Theatre” at Adelaide Fringe Festival – Fright or Flight by 3 is a Crowd - 2013

Fright or Flight nominated for a Total Theatre Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival - 2013

Created Marasa with Cirque du Loin and The Neumarkt Theatre in Zurich Switzerland - 2012

31 Circus Act in 30 Minutes  by CIRCA at Singapore International Arts Festival - 2011

Opening Sydney Festival with CIRCA - 2011

Created On Air for Out of the Box Children’s Festival with CIRCA, commissioned by Sydney Theatre Company - 2010

Three-month contract at Hong Kong’s leading theme park Ocean Park performed five shows a day, five days a week - 2009

Six month contract performing three aerial silks routines a night, three nights a week at The Conrad Treasury Casino Brisbane for Aerial Angel Productions - 2008

Performed Silks in the Opening Ceremony for the Asian Women’s Games for the Queen of Malaysia - 2007

 Six month tour of Queensland with The Great Siberian Circus - 2007