How to become a circus freak: How to get your act together on the big stage

Posted March 20, 2018 12:32:56 I was born in Shanghai, China and moved to Australia as a child. 

My family and I grew up on the streets, often on foot, in the hills and in the jungle.

We had to endure the constant rain, cold and snow.

I was often taught by my mother how to play the violin and was encouraged to learn to sing by my father. 

But there were times when I was just bored. 

I didn’t know how to act, what to say, or what to wear. 

As I got older, I realized that I was still learning to act and that I would never have the same success as someone like Tony Parsons, who had made a name for himself as an acrobat. 

In the early years of my circus career, I was always the center of attention and often looked like a circus star. 

One day, as a teenager, I asked my father to help me get into a circus troupe and to become one of its stars. 

He agreed, but the first night I showed up at the theatre, I froze. 

A few days later, I found out that the troupe had disbanded because I had broken a rule about getting backstage at all times. 

The next year, I went to a local theatre to see the latest movie and it was packed. 

When I was finally allowed backstage, my heart sank. 

What if I didn’t work?

What if I went out and tried to perform as well as Tony Parsons? 

The answer to both questions was: no. 

So I quit the circus. 

At the time, my parents and I were living in the suburbs and were in no position to support me. 

Over time, I became so self-conscious about the circus that I even took out my credit card to pay my bills and keep up with my other obligations. 

After about a year, my mother and I had to find a new circus troume for the new school year. 

That meant we had to decide whether or not I should go to university. 

It turned out that I could afford to do so, and my mother decided to give me a scholarship. 

During my time at university, I also became interested in acting. 

Despite the pressures of my studies, I enjoyed it, and decided to continue studying at the Australian National University, where I was studying Theatre Management. 

However, I had already become an acrobatist, and when I went back to China for my final year of school, I decided to join a circus, a decision that was soon reversed. 

Eventually, I got the courage to speak up and quit the trouchestra. 

“I never wanted to be a circus performer” I began my career as a circus acrobat in Shanghai in the late 1980s. 

Then, in 1992, I moved to Melbourne. 

Around this time, Tony Parsons and his company, The World Circus, started performing in Melbourne and Sydney. 

By then, I knew that I wanted to follow in his footsteps. 

On a whim, I visited the Melbourne Circus to see if I could learn something from Tony. 

His performance was so popular, and he gave me his autograph, I signed it and was excited to join his troupe. 

We went to see him perform on a stage and after a few minutes, Tony told me that I had a new opportunity. 

With my new knowledge of acting, I felt I could really be a star.

At first, I wanted the circus to teach me how to perform and to be an actor. 

Fortunately, I wasn’t alone in this desire. 

From this point on, I did a lot of research on performing arts, which was one of the things I was interested in when I moved back to Australia. 

Through it all, I never really thought about quitting the circus or going to university, because I thought I would be able to make a name out of it. 

 The only thing I did think about was being a circus superstar. 

Tony and I started our circus trouple in 1992. 

This is where we have become quite successful. 

Since we started performing, we have performed at a number of international and national events, including the Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and the Sydney Olympic Games. 

Our circus troup is currently one of Australia’s biggest, and most successful, entertainment companies.

Our most popular show, the ‘Mighty Mule’ is the number one rated Australian TV show and is viewed by millions of people worldwide. 

To date, we are the biggest circus troupo in Australia, with around 20 shows scheduled annually, including a major New Year’s Eve show in 2017. 

For more information on The Mighty Mule and our circus, visit the Mighty Mules website: www.the-