I am a circus artist and the Artistic Director of Upswing which I founded in 2006. Upswing was
created to be a pioneering voice in British Circus, there is still no other BAME-led producing
company in the sector. We have worked to creatively promote inclusion across ethnicity, age,
gender and ability. We have developed artists but are also attempting to find fresh perspectives
in our artistic creations, seeking new stories and presenting them in appealing and accessible
ways, often outside of theatres. I have chosen to use circus, an useful visual and physical
language, as my primary form.