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Jacqueline Welbourne
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Arts Forms I'm Interested in:
Drama, Dance, Visual Arts
About Me:
My main interests:
Performing Arts: Circus, Dance, Choreography, Theatre, Writing, Performance Art, Event / Show Consultancy / Casting, Teaching / Course Direction, Stage Management.
Visual Arts: Sculpture, Theatre & Stage Design, Costume Design & Making, Photography & Digital Design.

I started circus life on Gerry Cottles Circus (UK), and went to to perform internationally in a whole bunch of circus / variety / tv shows & festivals, as you get the wonderful opportunity in the circus industry to do... including tours with Zirkus Roncalli & Le Cirque du Soleil.

International Prizes for own work (Aerial Cradle Act "Andrew & Jacqueline"):
* Festival du Cirque de Demain: Bronze Medal
* Monte Carlo International Circus Festival: Silver Clown, Cirque d'unvers, Greta Alesso award for most poetic act.

[Below: Jacqueline's International Award-winning Aerial Act with Andrew Watson]

Stage Manager of performances in Theatre & Circus fields at Glastonbury festival for a few years.

I was an advisor to ATEC for initial UK performing arts NVQ framework (in the early 1990’s!), and have served on various national and international Circus committees supporting development of professional circus arts and also youth circus. I taught at Fooltime and Circomedia before setting up Circus Maniacs School of Circus Arts in 1995, and also running an international award-winning Youth Circus Company.

[Above: Acting Consultant / Casting / Agent / Choreographer for the award-winning VW IAA 2003 Exhibition Stand]

I have worked for over 25 years as a Freelance as a circus consultant / choreographer / teacher, offering a variety of support services to individuals and small companies through to TV, Film and large scale International Events.

[Below: Agent/Consultant for Tight-wire Commercial (Balancing your Finances) filmed at Circus Maniacs. Most of the performers cast are ex-Circus Maniacs Students - plus my then 4 year old daughter Lizzie!]

About the services I/my company offer:
I founded Circus School of Circus Arts in 1995, which offers professional and recreational training on many different levels for all ages. Also short courses, summer schools, teambuilding, parties and private classes.

[Below: Adults Tasters, Teambuilding, Community, Recreational & Professional Training, Cabarets]

[Below: Circus 4 Early Years (ages 3+), Community workshops & events, Youth Performance Company]

Aside from my circus activities, I trained as a dancer, and also later as a Gymnastics coach (qualifying in General, Pre-school, and Special Needs). I’ve developed Circus programmes for Early Years (we opened the first government sponsored ‘Sure Start’ Centre in Peterborough), through to workshops in various Day Centres for adults with special needs. I’ve also various qualifications re teaching in Adult Education, and Playwork environments.
Website 1:
About this Website
This winter, I have been coordinating a slightly unusual Training Project with our ‘Youth in Action’ EVS Volunteers.
[Below: 3 month Professional Training Project in 2009-2010 > Hair Hanging with Duygu Nas & Suzi Erduman]

Website 2:
About this Website:
I also often design and make costumes.

[Below: Designing and hand-sewing a costume for a beautiful and elegant classical style Hair Suspension Act, “ARIA” to operatic music, 2010]
LET'S MEET - I am in:
Bristol / Gloucestershire - South West of England

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At 20:02 on February 9, 2010, Jane Minton said…
Lovely stuff on here. Great range of work. Love Bristol (got family and other connections there).

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