Bryan Donaldson

Bryan Donaldson


Bryan comes from a third generation theatrical family background in New Zealand.

Although beginning at a young age acting in theatre and performing as a magician, Bryan went on to become an experienced aerial and acrobatic circus artist performing doubles corde lisse, flying trapeze, balance perch, adagio, Russian swing, the wheel of death and casting cradle.

Bryan travelled the world as an aerial artist and rigger with touring circus companies for many years establishing an accomplished and respected reputation as part of ‘Duo Vertigo’.

In 2003 he founded the London based venture ‘High Performance’ with Joe Hull and has since become a highly acknowledged practitioner and consultant in the world of circus production and performer rigging.

Credits include:

Aerial Director for the Olivier Award winning ‘Zorro the Musical’

Aerial Consultant for ‘the multi award winning ‘Billy Elliot the Musical’

Creative and Technical Circus Consultant on ‘Batman Live’ World Tour.

Circus Safety Consultant on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Love Never Dies’.

Project Manager on the world first installation of ‘High Wire across Wembley Stadium’.

Installation Manager for ‘Girl on Wire’ across Battersea Power Station with TV presenter Helen Skelton for Comic Relief and BBC and

Consultant & Performance Rigger for Disney on the film Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton.


Rigging Fundamentals for Aerial Performance

All levels

Creation Space
Bryan Donaldson
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August
10.00AM - 4.00PM
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