Stop on by & meet our team of lovable misfits, circus enthusiasts and admin wizards!
Cath McBride: Company Manager
Cath has been with In Your Space Circus since 2012, managing the Company but very much leading the team from behind!
Cath graduated from Cardiff University in English Literature and quickly realised that she was qualified for nothing! So after a few overseas adventures she fell into the field of youth development, working with overseas charity Raleigh International and then Belfast Activity Centre. The Circus came calling in 2008 when she joined Belfast Circus School as their Senior Fundraiser...and a passion soon turned into a love!
Cath's focus is mainly on Company development and fundraising to ensure great things can happen for lots of people, with an aspiration that In Your Space Circus will spread quirky, colourful, happiness aross Derry-Londonderry...Northern Ireland...and eventually The World!
Rachel Melaugh: Business Development Officer
Rachel Melaugh is the Business Development Officer at In Your Space Circus as well as a performer! Her passion has always been in theatre, performing and making people smile!
Rachel received a Ba(hons) Acting in 2011 from the University of Central Lancashire and worked in England as an actor but always wished she was back home in Derry! She joined IYSC in 2014 and has loved every minute of it! (She had always really wanted to run away with the Circus)
Rachel coordinates the performance agency, looks after the business and marketing side of things and gets the wonderful job of having creative input in everything IYSC do! In her spare time Rachel continues to train and perform as much as she can!
In three years she still hasn’t quite been able to pick up juggling but she’ll pick up an enquiry or a gig in the blink of an eye!
Richie McClelland: Creative Producer
Richie Mc Clelland is the Creative Producer with In Your Space Circus. Richie was one founding members of In Your Space back in the day and has been an active and passionate contributor ever since. After an early somewhat floundering career as a Rock Musician Richie decided to expand on his artistic endeavours. Richie joined the ranks of locally- based Minky Hill Theatre Company in 1996, where he was introduced to a thrilling new world of Carnival and theatrical performance. What then issued was a 25-year adventure in this creative field. Richie is also a very proud member of the Northern Ireland Clown Dr team and when he is not at I.Y.S.C H.Q., you can often find him on the Children’s Wards of our local Hospitals.
Brent Young: Circus Activity
& Youth Circus Co-Ordinator
A cousin once taught Brent how to juggle at 11 years old, little did he know this moment would lead him to the circus ten years later. Whilst completing his Design and Communications degree in 2006 and working part time he trained in all areas circus and enjoyed the challenge of developing any new skills. In 2009 Brent left his cosy part time job to pursue this passion as a youth facilitator for In Your Space Circus School and hasn't looked back since. Within these years of street performance, months of circus workshops and hours of juggling he found an opportunity to deliver these skills to the community. He now fulfils the roles of Youth Circus and Circus Activities Coordinator along side Big-top tent crew and sometimes one of the "any chance you could do this?" guys.
Seedlings Circus Co-Ordinator - Luke Blakeley
With an extensive team of over 60 wonderful freelance creatives, where would we begin?