Meet Flipside’s New Associate Artist – Sam Giles

Meet Flipside’s New Associate Artist – Sam Giles

16 January, 2024

We’re thrilled to announce Sam Giles will be joining us as Associate Artist for 2024.

Sam’s circus journey started when she was just 9 years old when Flipside still called Alderley home. “I went from Intermediate Circus to Step Up’s pretty quick,” said Sam, “I auditioned for and joined Performance Troupe in 2018.” Sam has just rounded off her sixth year in Performance Troupe with the 2023 graduation show New Beginnings.

As Associate Artist, Sam will be undertaking Flipside Trainee Trainer program to join the ranks of Flipside Trainers that helped shape her journey. Sam also gets to hit the road in our regional and remote touring program. “I’m excited to be getting out of Brisbane and into regional Queensland for the first time,” said Sam.

The future looks bright for Sam as she has been offered early entry into Queensland University of Technology’s Bachelor of Creative Industries to start in Feb 2024. Sam looks forward to a creative career remarking that, “I’d like to keep working in the circus industry or creative industries as a whole.” Performing is only a gateway to becoming a producer, “I want to perform as much as I can but also want to direct and produce circus shows.”

Welcome to the team, Sam!