Strong Women Giving Circle

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On International Women’s Day in 2019, Circus Oz formally established the Strong Women Giving Circle, building on the fantastic foundation developed by our generous supporters in previous years. 

The Strong Women Giving Circle will invest directly in women launching and progressing their careers in circus through a dedicated annual masterclass program, mentoring, networking and development opportunities.

With the support of the Giving Circle, emerging female circus performers, directors and technicians will receive advanced training, invaluable sector contacts and performance opportunities that will empower them to take the next step in their careers.

We welcome our Founding Patrons and Founding Members to see this impact first-hand, with exclusive opportunities to observe our masterclasses, rehearsals and performances and meet our Strong Women.


Strong Women Giving Circle donors

Circus Oz gratefully acknowledges the support of the following generous donors who are helping to empower female circus artists.

Life Patrons

The Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO
Wendy McCarthy AO

Founding Patrons $5,000+

Lou Oppenheim

Founding Members $1,000+

Tahlia Azaria
Emily O’Donnell
Maggie & Jen Tekell

I am relentlessly passionate about the potential for women in any workforce, and as a Circus Oz staff member I’m proud to give back to the organisation as a Founding Member of the Strong Women Giving Circle. In a time where women are standing up and speaking out, a program like this one is incredibly important to turn talk into action.
– Tahlia Azaria, Circus Oz General Manager

If you would like to find out more about the Strong Women Giving Circle please contact our Development Manager Grace Wescott-Dawson on 03 9676 0348 or

While every care has been exercised in compiling and publishing the information contained in these pages as at 3 May 2019, please let us know if see an error or omission.