about emma

Emma Serjeant is an award winning circus maker with a distinctive style.  Creating original circus works permeated by a raw, compelling presence and honesty. Emma considers circus to be a dynamic and unique art form displaying great strength, courage and discipline.

After graduating from the National Institute of Circus Arts (Melbourne) in 2006 Emma launched her circus career. First founding a multi art form rehearsal space and venue in Melbourne before moving to Brisbane to work with C!RCA as an ensemble member for three years. She then devoted another year to the C!RCA training centre as Head Trainer and Youth Circus Director where she developed skills as a producer and creative leader.

In late 2011 Emma co-founded Casus Circus. Casus quickly became an international powerhouse with their hit show ‘Knee Deep’, winning multiple awards and continues to tour the world extensively.

In 2016 Emma created EmmaSerjeantPerformance - ‘Amazing Humans!’ Presenting award winning shows, ESP is a production house for contemporary circus and hybrid performance.

Recently stepping into the directing chair, Emma has worked alongside the incredible Hayden Spencer (Cirque du Soleil) co-directing the NICA Graduation showcase ‘Things not of This Earth” as well as international dance and circus collaboration ‘Trashed’ alongside Chicago based choreographer Winifred Haun (Winifred Haun & Dancers).

Emma continues to push the limitations of circus with her bold, quirky and captivating performance style. She delights in finding different ways to express and evoke emotion. She has a keen interest in collaborating with other art forms, to present work that extends the definition of circus and connects deeply with audiences.

 

‘Australia’s very own Ms Marvel!’


— Courier Mail
‘Serjeant is a powerhouse of deceptive strength’
— Edinburgh Festival Mag