Fuse works with the best circus artists New Zealand has to offer creating fantastic shows and events including: Heavenly Burlesque, Gravity & Other Myths, La Premiere d' Akaroa, Plunge, What Goes Up, Circ Rock and more.
We value originality, passion, and the courage to push physical performance to it's limits and change peoples' lives.
Our goals are to create professional, home grown performances that celebrate circus arts and develop a sustainable circus industry in New Zealand.
The key players
Tom developed his love for New Circus while based in London working in puppetry, installational performance, visual theatre and clowning. With over ten years professional experience in the performing arts nationally and internationally, Tom is passionate and committed to creating shows that push and blur boundaries.
Tom has strong range of talents with a BA in Sculpture (Canterbury University) and a Masters in Theatre Directing (Toi Whakaari) he is also the Company Manager, Producer and Rigger – and Aerialist and Clown.
Tanya has been with Fuse since the first Heavenly Burlesque and is a powerful creative force in the company in both solo and ensemble work. A highly talented and original Circus performer, in 2008 she performed in and directed her own show in the 2008 Wellington Fringe: “Step Up Darlings, it’s Ten in One”and choreographed the performance exhibition “Shine”.
Tanya is Russian trained and since has performed in a wide range of contexts from street theatre and traditional circus to high-end corporate work.
Originally from Switzerland, Pascal is a great example of the multi-talented artist. Initially trained as a violin maker, Pascal came to New Zealand to work in Nelson, but has traveled to Europe and back since, perfecting his circus and performance skills.
A graduate from Circo Arts, CPIT, Christchurch, Pascal is also a rigger and climber, and an inventive maker of specialist circus equipment - his aerial fire web is a world first.
Australian born and now resident in New Zealand, Rowan has a background in both theatre and circus, with a degree in theater from Charles Stuart University, Australia and has recently graduated from Circo Arts at CPIT, Christchurch. A talented circus performer, Rowan also brings a sophisticated understanding of theater devising and ensemble work to the company.
Fuse works with many other artists who take a variety of creative roles within each project. These individuals are highly skilled and their work with Fuse is exceptionally valuable. Take a look at our Artists page to find out who they are.