Kinetica is one of wa’s leading premiere circus school and performance companies.

Since it's establishement in 2012, Kinetica's aim is to provide an environment for talented local artists to train, collaborate and produce new works. Kinetica's Circus School provides training for both youth and adults, catering for beginner to advanced skill levels. This is facilitated by close collaboration with local and international artists and arts companies within circus, fashion, visual art, multimedia, photography, theatre, dance and puppetry to enrich aspects of both training and performance.

In 2014, Kinetica was sponsored by Act-Belong-Commit and Healthway to deliver an exciting program of community-based youth circus classes. These classes allow young people (between 5yrs - 17yrs) to learn circus skills and work towards circus performance opportunities in a fun and safe learning environment. 

The Act-Belong-Commit circus classes provide a wonderful opportunity for participants to improve mental health by enhancing self esteem, confidence, body image, leadership and team work skills. It also provides participants with a sense of belonging and a meaningful challenge by encouraging positive risk taking with an emphasis on fun.


About the Directors

Rebecca McMahon

Rebecca started her career in Circus Arts when she was 17 at Southern Edge Arts in Albany. She then moved to the Gold Coast to train, perform and coach with numerous circus companies including Trix Circus, Aerial Angels, Vulcana Women’s Circus and Flipside Circus. Rebecca was a principal performer and aerial circus trainer for Perth-based dance company Skadada from 2003 to 2008 and was then appointed Co-Director of breakaway company Syrc Youth Circus. In February 2012, Rebecca wrote and co-directed Syrc’s first full production ‘Le Petit Cabaret’ that presented a season to sold-out audiences at Fringe World Perth.

Sarah Ritchie

Sarah trained as an Artistic Gymnast at WAIS for 10 years finishing at International Elite level. When injury put an end to her gymnastics career she transferred her knowledge to coaching young gymnasts at recreational, state and national levels before starting circus training with Skadada in 2004. She was also a principal performer and circus coach for Skadada until 2008 when she was appointed Co-Director of breakaway company Syrc.

With long term training partner Rebecca, Sarah established Kinetica Circus Arts in 2012 and her goals are to continue to develop elite circus performers in Perth along with bringing the joy and craziness of circus to as many people as possible, in whatever capacity they choose to train

I came to Kinetica to learn Aerial silks as a bit of a side sport, but little did I know it would open up a new world for me. Not only has the Kinetica community given me an interest which increases physical health, but my mental health has also been positively effected, and a long term Injury was rehabilitated. The team are warm, their teaching is knowledgeable and safe, their performing skills are out of this world, and they offer something you can’t find elsewhere in Perth (at least to this standard).
You won’t stop at one class, and before you know it you’ll be a full blown circus fanatic.
— Amber, 2019