instructors

Get to know our team of highly qualified and experienced instructors 

 Floria da Silva Photo: Liam Croucher

Floria da Silva Photo: Liam Croucher

 Liam Croucher

Liam Croucher

Floria da Silva

Floria started her circus career as a child in France., practising tight-wire, theatre, dance and performance. In 2012 she moved to London to study at the National Centre for Circus Arts as a hand to hand flyer.

Since graduation, she has worked on numerous projects as a performer and deviser including Light Up (Roundhouse, 2016), Brrr (Proteus, 2017), The Party (NTY, 2017), V850 (Circonvolution, 2017)' and Pinocchio (NTY forthcoming). She is also a regular acrobatic teacher for the Roundhouse and Nearly There Yet. 

Liam Croucher

Liam Croucher is an acrobat who recently graduated from the National Centre for Circus Arts. He has experience with solo and group projects, performing Hand to hand/Acrobalance disciplines gained over the last 5 years of his training.

Prior to formal education, his personal interest in movement studies led him into dance, martial arts, physiotherapy and extreme sport disciplines. As a result, he has a versatile approach to training, enabling him to deliver progression that can exceed weekly classes into full-time training. His current focus aims to make circus disciplines more accessible and approachable as an exciting fitness alternative.

 Josh Frazer

Josh Frazer

Joshua Frazer

Josh studied at the National Centre for Circus Arts, where he attained a BAhons degree in Circus Arts. His extensive training includes trampoline, acrobatics, cyr wheel, theatre and movement; with a specialty in hand to hand and group acrobatics.  Josh is a core member of the Living Room Circus company and has helped to create and perform two full length shows. 

He has been teaching circus workshops around the south of England for two years and currently teaches paired acrobatics in various studios and dance schools around London.

 


 Kaveh Rahnama. Photo: Liam Croucher

Kaveh Rahnama. Photo: Liam Croucher

Kaveh Rahnama

Kaveh has been teaching circus to young people, adults and professionals for over 20 years. He specialises in teaching juggling, hand to hand, and acrobalance at all levels. He has taught all over the country for various organisations, including the National Centre for Circus Arts, National Theatre, Southbank Centre, the Roundhouse, Polka Theatre, Watermans Arts Centre, BBC Radio 4, BBC 1, and Barclays Bank.

He has taught Sandy Toksvig to stilt walk, the Saturdays to juggle, and led many large scale acrobalance sessions for events such as the Big Dance. Most recently, he taught on the Channel 4 show, Humans.

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Ludo Helin

Ludo stumbled into circus and dance more than 15 years ago and quickly dropped his formal study for the love of it. He graduated from the National Center of Circus Arts in 2009 with specialist skills in handbalancing and aerial rope.

Since then he has been performing all over the world - Mexico, India, South America, and Europe - from theatres, to festivals, private events, and cabarets.


He also regularly performs juggling and acrobalance.

 Mimosa Percy

Mimosa Percy

Mimosa Percy

Mimosa has been assisting the Jacksons Lane Youth Circus since 2014, after starting out in the founding cohort herself. She teaches all ground-based circus disciplines in the Youth Circus. For her, Youth Circus is all about learning through play, games and exploration in a supportive environment.

Mimosa is also a regular tutor for many circuses in London, including Albert & Friends Instant Circus, Jackson's Lane outreach programmes and Stratford Circus. She now studies at the National Centre for Circus Arts and specialises in group/partner acrobatics.