Cindy Schwenn

Conondale, Queensland

Circus school owner

As the owner of Sylph Circus, a performance troupe and circus aerial school, Cindy teaches young circus performers the art of aerial apparatus, including trapeze and aerial ring. Since its launch in 2011, the number of participants has more than tripled. Cindy used her AMP Tomorrow Fund grant to buy more safety equipment and rigging training to enable more young people to take part: “Students and their families say the circus not only increases their strength, fitness and flexibility but also their creativity and confidence, even affecting school results. Sylph Circus is my blossoming dream. For it to grow I need equipment, training and licensing so greater opportunities may unfold.”