Latonya fell in love with the circus at the age of 12 and has been chasing her big-top goals ever since. She started at Flipside Circus in Brisbane, which gave her a solid grounding as an emerging circus artist. At 17 she moved to China and spent one year studying at the Beijing International Art School and another year working as a freelance performer.
In 2017 she graduated with a Bachelor of Circus Arts from the National Institute of Circus Arts, Melbourne and in 2018 completed a Bachelor of Business from the William Blue College of Hospitality Management.
She believes strongly in the power of art to bring about social change and has worked with companies such as Sea Change Arts, UK and Experience Rova, NSW to bring circus workshops and performance to regional and remote areas and worked with at at risk youth communities.
Latonya is a diverse acrobat with extensive experience both as a solo performer and as an ensemble member.
In 2019 she co-founded circus entertainment company and production house, Sparkle Society. Along with co-founder Ambrose Kelso, Latonya works as the Australian producer for Sparkle Society’s mainstage show, ‘Cab Suave’.
2020- Present: Cab Suave by Sparkle Society
Producer, director, performer
2018- Present: By a Thread by One Fell Swoop Circus
Ensemble acrobat touring nationally and internationally
2022: Country Circus Road show by Experience Rova
Soloist performing as part of a small halls tour in regional and remote QLD
2019: Sensory Decadence by One Fell Swoop Circus
Ensemble member for collectively devised first development and first season
2018: Dinosaur Zoo by Erth Physical Theatre
Six week tour of China as a mandarin speaking co-host
2018: Stand Here by Tons of Sense (The predecessor of Sparkle Society)
Immersive circus show developed and performed at the Testing Grounds Melbourne