CIRCOSIS CIRCUS

BIOGRAPHIES


Photography by Jac Pleass

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.
One of the many joys of his career has been being able to offer voluntary social circus in coummunties all around the world, including in South Africa, Madagascar, Costa Rica and India.



Photography by delphine.co.nz

Sarah Cook is a co-founder and director of Circosis Circus Company. She has worked and lived on remote indigenous communities in the N.T. for the past 20 years where she has been involved in Community and Youth Development. She is passionate about equality, social justice and empowerment.
With her relentless strive for standards of excellence in circus and physical theatre she has established a reputation as an extraordinary strongwoman and performer. She has been trained by the likes of circus artists from the Moscow Circus and Circus Oz, as well as being part of Cirque du Soleil's Social Circus Program.
After she graduated with a Diploma of Circus and Performing Arts in 2009 at Circo Arts in NZ, she toured internationally to New Zealand, Central and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
A highlight of her career was producing and touring the Circosis theatre show "A Circus Affair" to Europe, and performing in Edinburgh, Berlin, Venice and Tokyo.



Photography by Geoff Pryor


Inyika Cook began performing at just 3 weeks old. She has since performed in 3 continents, made her stage debut to a crowd of 500 and been loved in many 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!

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