The Svalbard Company holds a philosophy grounded in the belief that the art of circus is a powerful vehicle for social change. It is our conviction that, through a blend of disciplines, we can provoke new ways of thinking and inspire shifts in how our audience perceive our world.

Our interdisciplinary practice is an expression of this philosophy, and we view it as an approach that transcends traditional art forms. The purpose of our productions is to create a space where the audience can be transported beyond their preconceived notions of what is possible, to imagine and experience new realities.

In our view, the circus is an arena where we can reimagine our identities and relationships to each other and the world around us. We seek to create a shared experience that is both transcendent of, and grounded in our tangible world, where people from all walks of life can come together to share in a sense of wonder and awe.

Our mission is to push the boundaries of what is possible with the art of circus, to challenge conventional ways of thinking, and to create new narratives that inspire hope, wonder, and a sense of collective responsibility. It is our belief that by doing so, we can contribute to the creation of a more just and equitable world for all.

Artistic director/ Artist

Founder, Acrobat, Clown, Actor, Rapper Born a clown – Santi’s presence on the stage is captivating, nuanced and extremely sympathetic, however the stage seldom contains his playfulness which is ever-present and effervescent.

Artistic director / Artist

Artist, Acrobat, musician, performer, director A Maverick of human expression – Adrip subverts the borders of reality with his work, creating art that, although fantastical, deals with the realest of human natures.

Artistic Director / Artist

Founder, acrobat, performer, director, carpenter. With his mastery of Vertical rope – Tom is a researcher of movement, generating means of expression through the visual physicality of the body.

Musical Director / Artist

Founder, acrobat, performer, director, musician A triple threat – Ben Specialises in the connection between the musical and physical world, his foundation in both circus and piano give him a unique perspective on composition and atmosphere.


Serving looks and keeping books – Johnny questions is the most reliable diva we are yet to employ, keeping the ship clean and the decks in order.