Biography

Qualifications

  • Ballarat Academy of Performing Arts graduating with a B.A. in performing arts (1996)
  • B.A. in English literature from Melbourne University (1998)
  • Diploma in New Circus at Christchurch Poly-tech (New Zealand, 1999)
  • Amongst the first intake at the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA, Melbourne, Australia)

Circus

  • In 2005 Sam began a two-year contract with Circus Royal
  • In 2008 and 2009 Sam performed the role of Master of Ceremonies for the out back spectacular ‘The Horseman From Snowy River,’ performing in every Sports and Entertainment Center in Australia

Festivals 

2018

  • Adelaide Fringe  Various productions:

Best of Fringe Variety

Circus-scision

The Pineapple Variety Lounge

2017

  • Klein Fest (Germany)
  • Strussen Kunst Vienna (Austria)
  • Festival Fantastica Germany
  • Street Performers City Spectacular Dublin and Cork (Ireland)
  • Berlin Lacht Alexander Platz (Germany)
  • Velden Flanely festival (Austria)
  • Berlin Lacht Washington Square (Germany)
  • Kunstler Fest (Austria)
  • Landshut festival (Germany

2016

  • Berlin Lacht (Berlin Germany)
  • Edmonton Fringe (Canada)
  • Glastonbury (UK)
  • Pilzen Bukers Festival (Czech Republic)
  • Cricklade Festival (UK)
  • Velden Street Festival (Austria)

2015

  • Berlin Lacht (Berlin Germany)
  • Murrenchalk (Germany)
  • Vancouver International Street Fair (Canada)
  • Winchester Hat Fair (UK)
  • Velden Street Festival (Austria)

2014

  • I had another baby. And my wife had to go straight back to work as a lawyer. That kept me quite busy.
  • Did allot of laundry, changed allot of nappies.
  • Overzande straat  Festival (Netherlands)
  • Winchester Hat Fair (UK)
  • Landshut Straat festival (Germany)
  • Edmonton Fringe (Canada)
  • Velden Street Festival (Austria)
  • Murrenchalk  (Austria)

 2013

  • Nurenberg and Wurzberg Strasse festival (Germany)
  • Kingston Buskers Rendezvous (Kingston, Canada)
  • Belgium Open Air Museum (Belgium)
  • Linz Spektakle (Linz, Austria)
  • Villach Strasse Festival (Villach, Austria)
  • Velden Flaniermeile (Velden, Austria)
  • Puck Fair (Kerry county, Ireland)

 2012

  • C’est is Best (Croatia)
  • Frankenberg Fair (Frankenberg, Germany)
  • Linz Spektakle (Linz, Austria)
  • Nurenberg and Wurzburg Strasse Festival (Nurenberg and Wurzberg, Germany)
  • Villach Strasse Festival (Villach, Austria)
  • Bruck an der Mur buskers (Austria)
  • Berlin Lacht Festival (Berlin Germany)

Cruise Ships

  • Sam has been a regular performer on the P&O cruise line, performing as a regular guest entertainer and as part of the Comedy Wave Festival along side Tom Gleeson and Mikey Robins.
  • Sam has also worked other cruise lines including Princess Royal Caribbean and Holland America

Theatre

  • In 2004 Sam performed the role of Pino Abrozetti in the co-production of Hothouse Theatre and the Melbourne Theatre Company’s ‘Second Childhood’
  • In 2007 Sam appeared along side Magda Sabanzki in the Melbourne Theatre production of ‘The Mad Woman of Chaiott’
  • Sam has also performed in productions of ‘Hamlet’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Awards

  • Kingston Buskers Rendezvous Grand Finale (2013)
  • European Outdoor Entertainer of the Year
  • Sam was also nominated for the Scotsman Award at the Edinburgh Festival

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