Louise has been developing her performance skills since she was a child. She was the youngest of five children and was always determined to outshine her other siblings. Louise began classical ballet training at a young age and continued her dance training all the way through university. Louise studied a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Arts/ Art History) at the Queensland University of Technology. Her creativity and love for physical expression finally lead her to Circus, and between 2005-2006 she undertook a Diploma of Circus Arts at Circo Arts in New Zealand. At Circo Arts, Louise was trained by veterans of ‘The Great Moscow Circus’, Stanislav and Svetlanna Shurkin. Under their tutelage, Louise greatly advanced her skills, majoring in Swinging Trapeze, Hula Hoops and Tight-Wire. At the end of 2006, Louise returned to Australia to further her training and performing career, creating and performing unique pieces on the Trapeze, Hula Hoops, Aerial Ring, Aerial Silks and a breath-taking partnered balancing act. In 2009 & 2013, Louise travelled to Canada to train with the world’s foremost Swinging Trapeze coach Victor Formin of Cirque Du Soliel. During her time in Canada Louise not only worked on advancing herself in Swinging Trapeze, she also spent time training at the Underground Circus in Vancouver training her, Hula Hoops, Static Trapeze and Aerial Silks. While residing in New Zealand, Louise mainly performed in stage shows (‘The Butler’, ‘The Waiting Room’, ‘Circus Under the Stars’)
Since then, she has worked her acts on cruise ships (P&O Pacific Jewel), in nightclubs (East (Gold Coast), Family (Brisbane) and 560 (Vancouver),Pacha/ Ivy (Sydney),for Cruise ships like P&O Pacific Jewel, for contemporary circuses and television (Circa Contemporary Circus, Circus Monoxide), as well as shopping centres and high-end corporate events (Coffs Harbor Business Awards, NBN television Awards Ceremony at Q1, Tourism Queensland at Marriot Gold Coast, QPAC Yonda program start up party Bundaberg, NSW Farms Cocktail Event Luna Park, Optus, Kookai), as well as different Festivals and Expos (Vivid Festival Sydney, Fringe World Perth, Tattoo Convention Sydney, Brisbane Fringe, Gold Coast Fringe Festival, Carnival of Flowers Festival Toowoomba, Body Painting Expo, Gold Coast Parklands) and for different Stage Shows and Cabarets (The Vault Cabaret, Harvey’s Bar Cabaret, Surfing Safari Cabaret, Gypsies Tramps and Thieves’ Cabaret, Cabaret Minus the Monkey’ Cabaret, Flipside Circus, ‘Now I’m 10’ Stage Production Directed by Scott Maidment of Strut and Fret, Cirque De Musique’ Stage Production Directed By Cherie Godfrey, ‘Dry As A Bone’ Circus Monoxide). Louise has also donated her time to perform at charity events (Mater Hospital Charity Gala, Make a Wish Foundation). When not training or performing, Louise loves passing on her knowledge of circus to adults and young people.