Artist in Katoomba, Australia
Stuart Christie graduated from the National Institute of Circus Arts late 2004 with a Bachelor of Circus Arts and has since been with companies such as Kage Theatre for the World Expo 2005 in Japan for 7 months as a resident performer and recently with their new work Sundowner 2011/12. Circus Oz 2006-08 as a full time performer touring around Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and New York, Strut’&’Fret Productions in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide 2008/09 and Perth 2011. Dislocate in South Korea 2011 for “3 Speed Crunch Box” as well as various productions with Circa N.I.C.A.
Stuart also performed as a freelance artist in the Melbourne cabaret scene and has also produced the cabaret nights “A little bit of Shhh” 2012/13/14 & “Out of the Box” 2015 in Melbourne and Albury/Wodonga.
October 2009 Stuart premiered his first independent full-length show with fellow performer Kane Pertersen in “Dos or Duo” which was nominated for best Circus show in both the Melbourne Fringe Festival 09, and Adelaide Fringe 2010. In 2012 Dos or Duo were nominated for the Innovation and Excellence in Circus Green Room award for their second show Dos or Duo “Deux”.
In 2010 Stuart moved to Albury NSW, home to The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, where he has worked as a specialized Aerial Rope and general circus trainer to the students from ages 8-18. The past 3 years stuart has also worked as the rigger for the circus, as well as taking on other roles including workshop coordinator.
Prior to N.I.C.A Stuart performed as a musician in various outfits such as Freudian Trip, Double Helix and Holly Throsby.