Living doll Hannie Helsden is a real life circus sweetheart. With a comprehensive background in Artistic Gymnastics, Hannie has toured extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand as a long time cast member of Circus Quirkus, performing acrobatics, aerial hoop and hula hoops. A born entertainer, she has done Fringe shows, Corporate events and Cabarets, and even has a Bachelor in Circus Arts after completing three years of full time training in Melbourne. She quickly became known, and loved, for her clever character work and high level circus skill.
Just like any dolly, Hannie loves to try new things, which sees her to dance fluidly through the genres of circus, burlesque, drag, and cabaret. She is an original cast member of James Welsby’s YUMMY; A Drag Pop Cabaret which debuted in 2015 to a sold out crowd as a part of MIDWINTA Festival, and has gone on to be a part of MIDSUMMA, Melbourne Music Week, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Sydney Mardi Gras, Chamäleon Theatre’s OFF NIGHT with YUMMY [Berlin Edition], Adelaide Fringe, Perth Fringe World, Edinburgh Fringe, Right Royal Cabaret Festival [New Plymouth NZ], and Brisbane Festival. Some of her other credits include The Prague, The Berlin and The Stockholm Burlesque Festivals, La Soirée, Circus Oz, and Sina King's Burlesque 54 and Burly Q Club.
When Hannie’s not performing or hanging out in her Dreamhouse, you can find her training aerial hoop, hula hoop and pole dancing at Pole and Aerial Divas, where she has been a Pole and Hoop Instructor since 2013.
Stay tuned for Hannie’s next adventure!