Brisbane Trapeze Academy
Brisbane Trapeze Academy was founded in 2017 in Brisbane Australia by three friends who have a passion for Flying Trapeze.
Ian Shepherd, Chris Fleming & Emma Black have combined their skills and love for flying high to make Brisbane Trapeze Academy the company it is today. Combined they have over 25 years performance & training experience in Flying Trapeze & Circus.
Brisbane Trapeze Academy is Brisbanes' Premier Academy for Flying Trapeze instruction and performances.
We have regular classes, short courses, workshops, corporate bookings & birthday parties available for ages 6 - 100
Emma has over 15 years experience in the Circus industry. She started ta Flipside Circus at age 9 & at age 17 went on to study at the National Institute of Circus Arts.
Now with her own Hula Hoop Company (Hip Hoop Hooray) Emma brings a wealth of producing & logistics experience to the BTA team as well as her love for flying.
Director / Admin
Content & Marketing
Meet our professional & highly experienced fly crew.
Here to keep you safe & make your flying trapeze experience the best it can be!
Ian began his passion for circus with casual classes at Flipside Circus with his sister Emma.
He then went on to have a successful career as a Flying Trapeze G.O at Club Med Lindeman Island and Phuket Bali. Ian is the tallest of the Brisbane Trapeze Academy fly crew at 6 ft 3
Trapeze Joke Master
Director / Rigger
WHAT FLYERS ARE SAYING ABOUT Brisbane Trapeze Academy
Friendly staff, great with the kids.
My daughter loved it!
First went to Brisbane Trapeze Academy having never done flying trapeze before. Regular sessions with the BTA team have improved not only my skills on flying trapeze, but my strength and my ability to deal with heights. Love flying trapeze and the crew are excellent. I always feel safe with them.
10/10 would recommend.
Really fun and unique experience for kids and adults. Super supportive team.