Ava & Mr X

Ava and Mr X are comrades on a mission to entertain the masses. With comedy gold and the acrobatic prowess of angels, they are a force to be reckoned with.

Born and raised in Perth near the beach, Casey spent his time doing gymnastics, skate boarding and surfing. Casey’s love of movement brought him to Melbourne to study at the National Institute of Circus Art’s where he specialised in Handstands, Teeterboard and Russian Bar. After school he co-founded the company This Side Up, which went on to have international acclaim. Casey also ran Hardy St Productions, a circus hub based in Brunswick. Casey then joined the company of Circa as an ensemble acrobat, and toured the world for four years. Since then Casey has been creating new work with his acrobatic partner Marianna Joslin. Marianna is  a conceptual tour de force, with the sass to put a cherry on any show cake. A comrade of the Brisbane circus community, Marianna has trained and performed with elite circus artists in Australia and abroad. Career highlights include, as a founding member of the Ice Cream Factory, the renowned acrobatic duo Twisted Hitch, her one woman show, All Class, performing with Circa in Berlin, performing for the Sydney Opera House, and recent acclaim with her acrobatic partner Casey Douglas. As a performer she believes art is the mirror that makes us human.