Simone O’Brien is a performance maker, writer, teacher and director of circus and physical theatre. Since 2014 she has been the Creative Director of the Spaghetti Circus, in Mullumbimby in northern NSW, one of Australia’s premiere youth arts companies and circus schools and home to the biannual Mullumbimby Circus Festival. From 2006 – 2012, Simone was the Artistic Associate of Legs on the Wall. Simone has worked with Circus Oz and Stalker and one of the founders of seminal aerial company Club Swing. Directing credits include: Bibi Bulak (East Timor, Asialink Residency), VISA Hospitality Lounge (Beijing Olympics) Woodford Folk Festival Closing Ceremony (QLD), Balloon Spectacular, Enlighten Festival (ACT), Circus Oz, Force Majeure, Catapult Youth Circus Festival (Bathurst), the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence (Sydney), NICA and NIDA.