BIO

“… Hillier is not merely a stunning Circus performer, an accomplished magician, a smouldering Burlesque ingenue, an ingenious puppeteer and an astonishing quick-change artist….she can even transcend the limits of these genres to make utterly engaging, moving, whimsical and spectacular theatre – as only a true artist can.” Pip Branson – Performer and Promoter.

 

 

Heidi performs on cruise liners in the southern Pacific Ocean, and at many clubs and corporate events. She has swung hoops and loops in Circus Monoxide’s Big Top, the Tiny Top, with Six Quick Chicks, and on the European Summer Street Festival Circuit.  She has generated laughter in Sydney’s premier cabaret, magic and burlesque venues including, 34B and The Gangsta’s Ball. Her solo show, “Lost and Found – The Sugar Candy Show” premiered at the inaugural Sydney Fringe Festival. She constructs and performs educational shows for youth audiences, but her real passion is the wild thrill of late night comedy.

 

 

Heidi is a children’s favourite: Sydney Children’s Festival, Australia Day Darling Harbour, National Maritime Museum, Primary Schools Australia wide.

Heidi is a festival favourite: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Linz Festival Pflasterspektakel Austria, Australia’s National Circus Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Vivid Sydney, Port Fairy Folk, Hoopla Festival Sydney, World’s Funniest Island, Tamworth CMF, Riversdale Festival, Viva La Gong.

Heidi learned her skills from the best in the business.  She learnt Hula Hooping skills from Yos Worth (Fruit Fly Circus), assembled her first routine with Kareena Oats (Rock n’ Roll Circus/Circus Oz royalty), learnt aerial silks from Natalie Harris (Cirque du Solei).  She has worked with Kim Kaos to develop her Lasso skills and has been mentored in whip cracking by national champion, Daniel Wicks.

Heidi has been a recipient of awards, mentorships and prizes: The Bundanon Estate Artist in Residence Program (3 years) and the Merrigong Theatre Development Programs (4 projects). She was selected as a participant in the Legs on the Wall/NIDA Vaudeville Project and received the KidsFest Big Kid Award in 2012.

Heidi has appeared in the media: “Stop Laughing This is Serious – Episode 6” ABC, The ABC News and Weather, Good Morning Australia and My Kitchen Rules. “Heidi has featured in print, “You Do What? – Heidi Hoops, Professional Hula Hooper” Good Weekend, SMH. She has been the subject of, Archibald Prize winner, Wendy Sharpe’s paintings and appears in Louise Hawson’s book/ exhibition 52 Suburbs.

 

TESTIMONIALS

 

“Utterly delightful, full of beautiful images and imagery, a kooky story and a climax that was as spectacular as it was mesmerising. Bravo!” – Patrick Nolan, Director, Legs on the Wall

 

“How can anyone be so talented in so many ways! C. Woodger

 

“My three boys thought you were completely Awesome. I felt I had been transported to another time and place by your show. Just brilliant. thank you.” H. Halloran

 

“Heidi has created a charmingly kooky work for young people populated with original characters, high level skill and lots of fun audience participation. I defy anyone not to fall in love with Heidi Hoops!” A. Rentell, Artistic Associate Merrigong Theatre Company.

 

“With Heidi’s instruction I have reached a high level of skill and performance with hula hoops and I would recommend her highly to all aspiring hula hoopers.”  S. Conacher

 

Heidi has the ability to encourage students to actively participate.  She gave them the confidence to “have a go” and try something new. The students had so much fun and learned great skills to use in performance work.” F. Curtis, Head Teacher – Wollongong High School of the Performing Arts

 

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