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‘I spend most of my days dangling in the air feeling like Peter Pan’ – Performers on their extraordinary day jobs

Catriona Doherty talks to three local performers whose day jobs are anything but ordinary

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Trapeze artist Christopher McAulay

Trapeze artist Christopher McAulay

Clare Hawkins, founder of FirePoise

Clare Hawkins, founder of FirePoise

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

The Land Synchronised Swim Team

The Land Synchronised Swim Team

Christopher McAulay

Christopher McAulay

Rachel Melaugh

Rachel Melaugh

Performer Claire Hawkins in Bangor

Performer Claire Hawkins in Bangor

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Contemporary circus performer Christopher McAuley.

Contemporary circus performer Christopher McAuley.

The Land Synchronised Swim Team

The Land Synchronised Swim Team

Rachel Melaugh

Rachel Melaugh

Christopher McAulay

Christopher McAulay

Performer Claire Hawkins in Bangor

Performer Claire Hawkins in Bangor

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

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Trapeze artist Christopher McAulay

For so many generations, circus was always used as entertainment, my goal is to approach it like fine art or dance, almost like a language to communicate to an audience,” says contemporary circus artist Christopher McAuley (28).

‘I want to use my skills in the air to connect with people’

“My job is made up of so many parts,” the Circusful, Belfast, performer says.


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