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Jasmine Straga
Circus Artist, Director -Australia
Jasmine studied dancing, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and drama at the McDonald College of Performing Arts, she then went onto training in Spanish Web briefly with Nat Harris at Five Dock and trained herself in Contortion before running away with the circus. Jasmine later toured the world as a contortionist, aerialist and dancer with both classical and contemporary shows.

Jasmine creative directed the 2011 season of Cirque Medrano in France and Cirque St. Petersburg. Jasmine opened Gala Entertainment Management in San Diego in 2005, which quickly grew to one of the world’s largest entertainment agencies for circus, dancers and musicians.

Jasmine directed the Australian Institute of Circus Arts and Coffs Harbour PCYC Rhythmic Gymnastics Club from 2007-2010. She made a move to Asia for 5 years, where she Co-Directed R Empire & Gala Entertainment in Macau and Singapore. With these companies, she created shows, events and contracted artists for City of Dreams Casino, Le Arc Casino, Costa Cruises, Sands Casino, Hard Rock Hotel Macau, Venetian Casino Macau, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Dragone, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore, Cubic Nightclub Macau and was Talent & PR Manager for Asia's largest entertainment & nightlife company at the time; LifeBrandz PTE LTD/Cannery Leisure (Asian divisions; Cafe Del Mar, Ministry of Sound, Zirca Megaclub, Aquanova).