The Circus Is Coming To Town On A Talent Search

A nationwide talent search for the next generation of circus stars has rolled into Brisbane.

Several young hopefuls have auditioned, hoping to secure one of only twenty spots in Australia's only undergraduate degree in circus arts.

The government-accredited program is run by the National Institute of Circus Arts.

"We're looking for the potential. We don't need to have a finished product in an audition," said James Brown who lead the audition search.

"We want to see that the bodies are young, fit and healthy. We want to see some of the foundational skills to see that the strength and coordination is there," he said.

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Each applicant also does a five minute solo performance.

Laurinda Harradine, 26, has spent months fine-tuning her aerial ropes routine.

"I am a bit nervous," she said.

"Something that I've spent a lot of time on developing and then showcasing that for industry professionals can be quite nerve-wracking."

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Many graduates have gone on to join major troupes like Cirque du Soleil and Circus Oz.

Successful applicants will be informed in November.