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Sam Thomas

Company Creative Director / Performer


Sam was born into a creative family and since moving from his childhood home in the Lake District UK, he has lived and worked in Leeds, Edinburgh, London and Barcelona. He is currently based in Australia.

Sam is a passionate physical theatre maker specialising in conceptualising and creating outdoor performances in public spaces. Concerned with all aspects of contemporary celebration, Sam is committed to the creative process and the necessity for art to connect people with their lives.

Tristan Glover

Company Manager / Performer

Events Producer / Play leader at The Cheltenham Trust, UK

Events / Production team for City of Fremantle / City of Joondalup, Western Australia

Tristan was born and raised into the UK folk arts scene in the 1970’s, touring and playing live music from an early age and attending festivals.

A talented operations manager with extensive experience in international productions, he has completed multiple worldwide tours as a performer, producer and company manager.

Adaptable and energetic with strong communication and organisational skills plus knowledge and expertise in arts administration, Tristan also produces and presents themed family events for The Cheltenham Trust in the UK and regularly hosts classes / playschemes for local children in both the UK and Western Australia.


Luke Taylor

Performer Circus Oz circusoz

Performer Dislocate dislocate

Luke has been training and performing in the Australian Circus scene since he was a young child. He began his career at the famous ‘Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ in Albury Wodonga, going on to perform with Circus Oz nationally and internationally over a 10 year period. He is a generous performer, a confident coach and all round ‘gentleman of the road’

Xampito Otero


Xampito began his artistic career at the Circus school ‘Circonove’ in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. From 2013-2015 he continued his studies at ‘Inrampa’ in Madrid, perfecting his performance techniques in theatre, dance, acrobatics and juggling.

He worked with ‘Pass & Company’, winning ‘Talent Madrid’ and best show at ‘International Festival of Street Arts and Theatre’ in Valladolid. In recent years he has worked with The Chipolatas, Gandini Juggling, Pistacatro, Circo PRICE Theater, Canal Theatres, The State Circus of Moscow, Le channel Scène Nationale de Calais and Teatro Maria Guerrero.

Alfredo Perez Muino


Alfredo completed a degree in Physical Education (INEF Galicia) specializing in artistic gymnastics. After further study at Carampa Circus School he travelled to the Americas (Argentina, Brazil & Cuba) to continue his training as a physical clown, and has created two solo shows ‘Circanelo’ and ‘Evolution’ He has been performing and touring regularly with The Chipolatas since 2014.

Tim Bennett


Performer @ Tim Bennett

Tim Performer, educator, workshop facilitator.

Tim Bennett has 25 years experience performing around the world with various acts, and has built a reputation as one of Australia’s finest session musicians. Tim has worked with numerous Australian and Canadian artists over the years, extensively touring Canada, The United States, India and Australia.

Jasper King
(1970 – 2015)

Jasper King was an original founding member of the Chipolatas in 1992.

Jasper began performing as a teenager through an interest in clowning and the history of the fool in society. His natural ability to entertain any audience allowed him to become one of the worlds most cherished and respected performers.

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Jasper King Trust