Catherine Daniel

At the age of 13, Catherine started her circus and performance training at the Australian Theatre for Young People, Sydney, learning from some of Australia’s most experienced and internationally renowned artists.

Since 2001, Catherine has been working as a professional aerial & circus artist and teacher, touring throughout Australia, Europe, Africa and India.

She has worked in a variety of capacities including performer, teacher, director, mentor, inventor and rigger with Circus Oz, Opera Australia, Legs on the Wall, Umbilico, Aerialize, The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Dulce Compania (Berlin), The Lennon Bros family Circus, Jumbo Circus & Gemini Circus (India) and in Broome & remote Indigenous Australian communities with Theatre Kimberley, WA.

Through her co-founded company Vertical Circus (, Catherine has successfully directed projects in Kenya, India and Australia. The sold out shows have consistently, brought highly entertaining and quality contemporary circus theatre to diverse audiences.

Currently, Catherine is teaching and directing in Sydney and is available for private lessons.

Taking private lessons with Catherine will take your circus development to a new level.
The following can be addressed in private classes with Catherine: performance creation, act development, strength/conditioning, stretch/flexibility, circus clinic-clean up existing skills, new skill development/new tricks, transitions and flow, internalizing movements.
Catherine is passionate about teaching and loves sharing her knowledge with all kinds of students. She specialises in the following disciplines: physical theatre, trapeze, silk, lyra, spinning web, rope, acrobatics, handstands, tumbling, juggling and hula hoop.
Classes are available in English, German or Hungarian language.

“I love all things circus and continue to work and train in this field building on my existing experiences and qualifications. I strive to bring students, audiences, artists, creative teams and all those with whom I am collaborating, exciting and nourishing experiences of the circus arts.”


August 31, 2015


Circus Arts