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Flying Fruit Fly Circus

Full member

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is Australia’s National Youth Circus, recognised as a leading youth arts company.

It is based in Albury-Wodonga, a regional centre on the border of New South Wales and Victoria, three hours inland from Melbourne.

During its meeting held on 28th October 2016, the FEDEC General Assembly has admitted the Flying Fruit Fly Circus as an associate member. The FEDEC recognises only the Development and Certificate III Program for secondary school students, training programme for 16–18 years old students as an associate member of its network.

The unique circus program has a worldwide reputation for innovation and excellence. It develops young artists aged between 8-18 in the creative arts by being one of Australia’s most celebrated producers of dynamic contemporary circus works for young people and families, touring nationally and internationally, and as an educator in circus and interdisciplinary art forms. The company is dedicated to advancing and innovating the art form of circus, creating exciting emerging artists for the industry and acting as a leader for the youth circus sector and its regional community.

The circus curriculum is supported by two academic partners, who provide general education and pastoral care. The select-entry Flying Fruit Fly Circus School is exclusive to circus students between years 3 and 9. It’s home is a purpose built annexe of the Wodonga Middle Years College in Victoria.

The senior students in years 10 through 12 enjoy one of the widest choices of courses and activities available in the region at the Wodonga Secondary Senior College, who also co-deliver the nationally accredited Certificate III in Circus Arts course.

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus is a member of the Australian Roundtable for Arts Training Excellence

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Training offered

  • Preparatory and professional training up to 1,000 hours per year (3 years)
  • Studio residency. Duration variable according to project.
  • Continuing education (professional workshops): dance and aerial, dance and trampoline, dance and circus objects.


Pre-requisite: Excellent physical health, acrobatic skills, dance skills, acting skills, artistic motivation.

The application form for the full-time circus training program is on the Flying Fruit Fly Circus website.

Disciplines taught

  • Floor acrobatics 
  • Acro dance
  • Equilibristics
  • Aerial acrobatics
  • Trampoline/Tramp wall
  • Bascule/Teeterboard
  • Russian bar
  • Tightrope
  • Unicycle
  • German wheel/Cyr wheel
  • Static trapeze
  • Rope
  • Silks
  • Aerial straps
  • Swinging trapeze - Cloud swing
  • Flying trapeze
  • Aerial cradle - Korean plank
  • Chinese pole
  • Juggling - Object manipulation
  • Clowning
  • Hand to Hand
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Learn more about this member

Founded in 1979


  • Executive Director: Richard Hull
  • Artistic Director: Jodie Farrugia
  • Master Trainer: Loic Marques

Academic year

February to December

Training language



Flying Fruit Fly Circus
605 Hovell Street
NSW 2075


+ 61 2 6043 0777

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