Circability Management Team
The Circability Trust was formed in July 2012 as a Charitable Trust by Directors Frances Kelliher and Thomas Hinz. They have a combined 30 years experience delivering social circus in New Zealand and Germany.
Frances and Thomas founded the award winning Circus Kumarani in Northland in 2003. They were project partners in the research ‘Developing Community Circus in Aotearoa New Zealand’, which led to the development of the Aotearoa New Zealand Circus Association (ANZCA), chaired by Frances until June 2017.
During their successful tenure they both:
Set up NZ first inclusive Community Circus group “Circus Kumarani” in Dargaville providing year-long Northland Community Circus - teacher programme
Established the Northland Community Circus network
Held the Annual Northland Circus Festival
Hosted four NZ Community Circus Conventions
Set up the 2-year research “Developing Community Circus in NZ/Aotearoa
The Management team is always looking for volunteers to help out with the classes or daily operations.
Get in touch with us if you're passionate about all things circus and meeting new people!