Yaron Lifschitz

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Yaron Lifschitz is an Australian director most notable for his involvement in the circus arts. He has directed over 60 productions including mainstage theatre, physical theatre, large-scale events and opera. His work has been seen in thirty two countries, across six continents by over 500,000 people. He was born in South Africa into a family of Eastern European origin.[1][2]

In 1991 he graduated from the Directing course at National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia where he was the youngest director ever accepted into its prestigious graduate director’s course. He is also a graduate of the University of New South Wales.[3]

He was founding Artistic Director of the Australian Museum’s Theatre Unit, Head Tutor in Directing at Australian Theatre for Young People and has been a regular guest tutor in directing at NIDA since 1995. He is currently the Artistic Director of Circa (formerly the Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus Ensemble) in Brisbane. In 2002 he was instrumental in founding the Circa Brisbane Training Centre.[citation needed]


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  2. ^ "Circa's Yaron Lifschitz". 23 November 2005. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Circa Staff Biographies". Retrieved 19 August 2010.