Ellie May Marshall is New Zealand’s multi-skilled national & international Circus performance artist, teacher, show producer and founder of Black Cat Productions. She performs an array of aerial acrobatics and ground-based skills. Since beginning her training in 2014, Ellie has developed her strengths with fierce passion and dedication to her chosen specialties. She has now trained, taught and performed internationally, developing her professional career in New Zealand, Australia & the USA.
Ellie performs Contortion and Hand Balance as well as Aerial acts on Aerial Hoop and Aerial Chair. She is known for her theatrical, high energy, contemporary style. Spinning at the speed of light, she captures her audiences with entrancing, ballet-style movement infused with elegance and hypnotic flow from her figure skating background. Having started her love affair with Circus on Aerial Silks (Tissu), she has also trained and performed within a variety of different aerial skill sets including Duo Lyra, Duo Straps and Duo Trapeze.
Skye’s performing background has been dominated by circus, busking and theatre. A foundation of circus has enabled Skye to become a multi-faceted performer taking her throughout Australasia, Europe and Scandinavia.
Her favoured arts include hoops, contortion and aerials.
Skye has been seen performing on-screen, stage and street providing credits including the World Buskers Festival, Christchurch Arts Festival, Glastonbury Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has featured within ‘NZ Opera’ and ‘World of Wearable Arts’ productions. Skye additionally holds several Guinness World Records in contortion. Skye has previously performed within both the Christchurch and Wellington Fetish Balls and was an original cast member of the ‘Circus of Horrors’
Mistress Abby Normal
With regular appearances at previous events, Mistress Abby Normal first performed at the very first Christchurch Fetish Ball back in 1999. A stalwart of the Chch BDSM scene, Abby describes her up and coming show as “a rather sadistic zipper pegging”. Warning – this show is NOT for the faint hearted!