Portrait of Nicci Wilks

Nicci Wilks

Nicci is a freelance artist continually creating and performing works of various art forms.

She began her career with the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. She has trained in theatre and circus around the globe including: The Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe (China), the John Palacy Trapeze Volant School (France), Ecole Philippe Gaulier (France), La Fura Dels Baus (Spain), Witness Relocation (New York), Chiara Guidi (Italy) and specifically in circus in Montreal, Norway and Germany. Nicci has worked with a number of companies including: Circus Oz, Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, KAGE, CIRCA, Melbourne Workers Theatre, Hothouse Theatre, Monoxide Circus, Company 2, Born In A Taxi, Dislocate, Legs On The Wall, NORPA and Retro Futurismus. 

She was Assistant Director and performer for The 24 Hour Experience (Festival of Live Art) and for the award winning show Taxi by Susie Dee and Patricia Cornelius. Her one-woman intimate show The Teensy Top has been presented at The Victorian Arts Centre, The Adelaide Festival Centre as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and The French Festival and also at the Hoopla Festival and The Tasmanian Circus Festival.

She has performed in 12 different languages at numerous international theatres and festivals. She also works as a Clown Doctor for The Humour Foundation. Nicci has created many new works as a performer and creator/devisor with various independent artists and companies throughout Australia and also as a solo artist. She recently directed the dark, comic circus show Party Ghost starring Olivia Porter and Jarred Dewey.

She is a performer and co-devisor of the highly acclaimed show The Long Pigs (nominated for 3 Green Room awards). She is a performer in the critically acclaimed production of SHIT by Patricia Cornelius (winner 4 Green Room awards) and played a dog for Malthouse Theatre’s production of Normal Suburban Planetary Meltdown by Angus Cerini.

Recently she was a co-creator and performer of ANIMAL (winner 4 Green Room awards) and the production of Caravan which had its world premier at the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts. Later this year she is developing a new work with Patricia Cornelius and Susie Dee titled RUNT.