Mayu is a circus/physical theatre performer based in Meanjin (Brisbane). She has been creating and performing as an independent artist, also with Casus Circus (Driftwood, Knee Deep, DNA), Polytoxic (Snapshot, Apocaliptick), GUSH, Wilde Applause Entertainment, Aerialicious Entertainment, SA circus and more. Monsteria by GUSH won Matilda Award Best Costume Design in 2017 and Best Circus and Physical Theatre Weekly awards at Adelaide Fringe in 2018. Her solo show Mutating Roots was presented in Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne. Before discovering Circus, her creative outlet was dance. She performed extensively both in Japan and Europe prior to coming to Australia. Mayu discovered Circus at Vulcana Circus where it continues to be her circus and creative home. Mayu’s work is unconventional, drawing on experiences as a Japanese woman artist living away from her cultural home and integrating skills and knowledge from various training. Mayu is trained at Royal Antwerp Dance school in Belgium, Professional year(Dance) at Frankfurt University in Germany, Bachelor of Exercise Science at QUT.