Born from a love

Circus Arts was born from a love of sharing the transformative art form of circus with others. Founder Belinda Hultgren experienced first hand the positive effects of circus on her own life at the age of 18.

“I always enjoyed physical activity but never thought I would ever perform in front of people. But the moment I tried flying trapeze, I fell in love with it and couldn’t wait to share it with other people. Circus boosted my confidence and showed me just how much I could achieve”.

After years of performing all over the world, it was sharing and inspiring others that brought Belinda back to Australia to start Circus Arts.

Belinda opened Sydney’s first flying trapeze rig in 1999. Its popularity amongst those wishing to push personal boundaries and experience the thrill of flying lead to the opening of the Byron Bay location in 2006. Striving to provide a more extensive circus experience, Belinda opened Australia’s first indoor flying trapeze rig and circus venue offering classes for all ages and abilities.

Circus Arts Byron Bay now offers a range of circus classes which provide a progression from Kinder exploration through to professional performance.

In 2011, Circus Arts launched their in-house talent agency, Australian Circus Artists, which seeks performance opportunities for over 200 artists nationally, assisting in creating a sustainable and thriving circus industry and helping to increase exposure of the artform.

In 2012 and 2014, the Brisbane and Gold Coast trapeze rigs were opened, completing the national presence for Circus Arts.

That’s what Circus Arts is all about

Circus boosted my confidence and showed me just how much I could achieve

– BELINDA HULTGREN

Circus Arts’ Mission

Inspire people to love circus

Circus Arts’ mission is simple. It is to inspire people to love circus as much as we do! We have seen and experienced first hand the powerful effects of circus and we want you to experience it too.

Have the power to transform

We do this by giving YOU the opportunity to learn new, unique, fun, physical and creative skills, which have the power to transform you physically, mentally and creatively.

Perfect physical activity

Circus’s unique blend of art and sport, played out in a supportive, non-competitive environment makes it the perfect physical activity for people of all levels of confidence and abilities.

Happy and healthy

Circus Arts exists to make you happy and healthy by providing easy access to this exciting artform that can truly change your life!

Our Values

Fun

To be fun loving; to smile, joke and laugh; to seek and engage in fun filled activities.

Personal Growth

To acquire new or enhance existing skills, knowledge or behaviour. To gain in self-confidence; to self-improve; to learn; to perform.

Creativity

To freely express through art, style, fashion, behaviour and performance. To be innovative, unique and open minded.

Acceptance

To be accepting of ourselves and others. To welcome all peoples of all abilities as equals.

Respect

To treat myself and others with care and consideration.