Beverly Wan (NAFA Alumna) and Koh Jia Sheng – Founders of Circus of Altrades
Ms Beverly Wan and Mr Koh Jia Sheng, both 23, were brought together by their love for peculiar stunts. Co-founders of acrobatic circus troupe Circus of Altrades, the duo aspire to build a nascent circus scene.
A dancer, Ms Wan has had her sights set on becoming a circus performer since she was 15. Meanwhile, Mr Koh, currently studying theatre studies at the National University of Singapore, was both a gymnast and dancer.
The former Hwa Chong boy took a leap of faith and chose to be a commercial dancer while practising circus tricks on his own. They flew to Australia several times to develop their stunts and brought home knowledge to train other artists. Despite the uncertainty of circus arts being a viable career option, the pair are determined to pursue their dreams, and provide budding local artists with a professional career path.
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