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Our History – Mike Wright

Originally from  South Africa, Mike Wright trained firstly as a classical ballet dancer in Cape Town before joining and touring with Cape Performing Arts Board’s Ballet Company.  His aerial career started in the late sixties when he studied flying under trapeze supremo Keith Anderson, and went onto tour internationally with companies such as Circus Benneweis (Denmark), Circo Cesare Togni (Italy) and Billy Smarts (UK).

Mike is also a successful producer and choreographer, whose credits include producing
bungee trapeze acts for the Brit Awards in 1995; producing flying acts for Euro 96 and
Simply Red; producing acts for Barnum & Bailey Circus, Circus Krone and Circus Knie;
and acting as a consultant for the London International Mime Festival. In 2002 he
created and performed in a large scale group aerial piece, Bar-Rock. Recently he has
appeared on Channel 4 and choreographed aerial acts for breast cancer film. He also
teaches advanced evening classes in Flying Trapeze.

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