Emma Phillips

Emma Phillips


2013 TVNZ Seven Sharp (documentary feature) 'Kiwi Acrobat in China', filmed in Wuqiao, China
2010 How The Other Half Live - with Marc Ellis TV Series - Episode Feature
2020 Circus Theatre Roncalli Tour, Germany, Austria
2019-2020 Alexander Kunz Theatre Dinner Show, Saarbrucken, Germany
2019 MS Europa II, Cruise with Circus Theatre Roncalli
2018-2019 Roncalli Dinner Show Hohensyburg, Dortmund, Germany
2018 Circus Theatre Roncalli Vierbrokhaus Gala
2018 Roncallis Apollo Variete Summer Show "Welcome to St Tropez!" Dusseldorf, Germany
2017-2018 Variete Et Cetera, "Bang, Boom, Wow!" Bochum Germany
2017 World Premiere Roncalli at Sea, MS Europa II
2017-2016 GOP 'die Grosse Coperlin Show' Munich, Bremen, Munster, Essen,Hannover, Bad Oynhausen, Bonn Germany
2016 Illusion at Kempinski The Pearl, Doha, Qatar
2016 International Circus Princess Festival, Saratov, Russia
2016 Neues Theater Hochst Spring Variete, Frankfurt Germany
2016 9th Festival International de Circo de Albacete, Spain
2015-2016 Die Rosevue, Friedrichsbau Variete, Stuttgart Germany
2015 NuArt presents Tentazioni sensual dinner show, aerial hoop, foot juggling umbrellas and carpets,contortion, statictrapeze, dancer. Venice Carnivale, Italy
2015 Avanspettacolo dinner theatre show. Aerial hoop, contortion, foot juggling, dance. Venice, Italy
2014 Varietee Magica Finland tour, foot juggling, contortion, aerial hoop. Helsinki, LaplandFinland
2014 M2 Shanghai, China, featured aerialist
2014 Cirque le Soir Shanghai, China, featured performer
2013 'Wuqiao Acrobatics Stadium Spectacular' guest foreign performer, aerial hoop, aerial net, foot juggling, Anhui province
2011 World Buskers Festival Christchurch NZ, FUSE Circus company 'Campground Chaos'.
2010-2012 FUSE Circus company NZ Summer Tour 'Campground Chaos'
2010 Circus Aotearoa New Zealand tour, foot juggling, aerial hoop, comic contortion

2010 That's Life Magazine - Feature with Circus Aotearoa


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Emma Phillips is a not only the first ever foot juggler to come out of New Zealand but she is also one of the only Western artists to perform Chinese style foot juggling in the world.

Emma spent over two and a half years training at two of the most prestigious schools in China, the Beijing International Arts School and the Wuqiao Acrobatics School, where she was taught the traditional art of foot juggling by China's finest.

With her knowledge of traditional Chinese artistry, her extensive background in dance and love for vaudeville entertainment of the 1920s-30s Emma has created a truly unique and high class act.

She is the first performer in the world to combine umbrella and table juggling in the same act, a feat that even the Chinese told her would be impossible.The contrast between the delicate manipulation of multiple umbrellas with the pure strength and power of juggling a table with her feet is incredibly thrilling to audiences and a great way to add excitement to any show.

Trained in contortion and aerials, Emma uses her strong dance background to create elegant and graceful acts on the ground or in the air. She is incredibly creative with choreography, music and styleand can create an original act to suit your particular theme or event. All costumes, props and styling are designed and made completely by Emma herself.


2012-2013 Wuqiao Acrobatic School,China - Majoring in Foot Juggling Umbrellas, Carpets & Table, Aerial Hoop
2012 Beijing Acrobatic Arts School, China - Majoring in Foot Juggling Umbrellas & Carpets, Contortion, Aerial Hoop
2010 Beijing International Arts School,China - Majoring in Foot Juggling and Contortion
2008-2009 Diploma in Circus Arts, CPIT Christchurch, New Zealand
1994-2007 Extensive dance training in Ballet, Jazz, Cabaret, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Modern dance.

2014 Australian Circus Challenge - Overall Gold Award winner, Sydney Australia

HEIGHT  168cm   SHOE  7   SIZE  10   WAIST  73cm   CHEST  90cm   HIPS  90cm  

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