Stop on by & meet our team of lovable misfits, circus enthusiasts and admin wizards!

Cath McBride: Company Director


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!



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Rachel Melaugh: Creative Director

Rachel Melaugh is the Creative Director at In Your Space Circus as well as a performer! Her passion has always been in theatre, performing and making people laugh (usually herself... hysterically at her own jokes)

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, creates performance work, directs and produces our magical installations, manages the social media and looks after the business and marketing side of things. She 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!



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Anna Kelly: Finance Officer

Meet Anna Kelly, our Admin and Finance Officer. Anna is an absolute wizz with a spreadsheet and keeps everyone organised around the office. 
Anna graduated from the University of Ulster with a degree in Business and Human Resource Management and since she joined us she has become a qualified Accounts Technician. Her background is in retail and hospitality, but she made the big leap into the arts when she joined us in January 2019...and we are so lucky to have her!
In her spare time (which is minimal!!) she enjoys true crime series. She is also a dedicated mum to her boys Adam and Fionn who keep her busy when she's not balancing our books! 





Kate Kitchell: Circus Education Director


Kate Mitchell is the Circus Education Director with In Your Space Circus. Kate first ran away with the circus in 2013 when she began training aerial silks and hula hoops in Cork and has gone on to become a performer, tutor and now Circus Education Director at IYSC!

Kate graduated from University College Cork in 2019 with BA in youth and community. Her passion is delivering circus to as many people as possible through classes and performance. Kate believes in the ability of circus arts to change lives. Kate has spent time training in Ireland, Turkey, the Netherlands and London honing and developing her craft and is excited for the opportunity to bring those skills to Derry. 
Kate's role will focus on helping our circus school develop, Kate is excited to establish new opportunities for our participants and trainers, coordinating general classes and programming masterclasses with amazing circus artists while sharing the exciting adventure with everyone along the way.



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Brent Young: 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.



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Luke Blakeley - Seedlings Circus Coordinator 

Luke is our early years Seedlings Circus coordinator, working tirelessly to bring joy to the hearts of children.  Luke also teaches in our Youth Circus and Adults Circus program ensuring that no one is left out of the circus experience.  In fact sometimes you may see him late at night jumping down from the roof tops teaching circus out on the streets like a vigilante crime fighter.  Where ever there is a need for circus he'll be there.  POW!!! Circus in your face!! BANG!!! Circus in the air like you just don't care!!  CRASH!!! A circus sandwich, with a unicycle side salad..  Also Luke works in the office behind the scenes, making sure that our projects are well organised and delivered.  Some say Admin is his middle name, others say it's Danger (None of which are true)...



Artistic & Facilitation Team

With an extensive team of over 60 wonderful freelance creatives, where would we begin?




In Your Space Circus 44-48a Waterloo House Derry-Londonderry, BT48 6HF | Charity Number- NIC103059 | Company Number- NI050953

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