Originally from Sydney, Australia, self-taught Scots Gaelic and Irish speaker, performance and visual artist, Ariel Killick, has been highly noted in Irish-language media and elsewhere for her work in the fields of art, performance and the Irish language over the last 15 years.
"One of 'Ireland's leading Stilt Performers" Down District Council, Northern Ireland
She has a particular passion for and commitment to pushing the boundaries in relation to ways in which the public and young people experience Scots Gaelic and Irish through a range of different artforms.
"Professional in every way possible" McCracken Summer School
Trained in London, Sydney and Ireland, Ariel has performed at corporate launches & events, parades and community festivals all over the island of Ireland, incorporating stunning makeup, high quality costume and character work as well as improvised comedy. Please see 'Stilt Performance' and the 'Gallery' for images of her work, client feedback and audience reaction.
Ariel is also one of a tiny number of fluent Irish-speaking Stilt Performers, possibly the only known Scots-Gaelic speaking professional Stilt Performer in existence, and is in demand to entertain bilingually, providing a very innovative, distinctive and enjoyable way to expose audiences to the language.
"I would like to express my thanks for the fantastic experience you gave the children yesterday. All of them enjoyed it (and me too!)" Cairde Uí Néill
Ariel is also a qualified and experienced Community Arts Facilitator, working primarily with school-children through the medium of Irish, and further information is available under 'Workshops'.
"I want to thank you for your stimulating and inspiring bilingual circus skill workshops, the kids thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was a honour to have such talented artists at our Lá Spraoi." Sheena, Lá Spraoi/Summer Fun Day Organiser
Additionally, Ariel is a trained actor, a member of the Scottish Circus & Street Arts Network, the Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network Member, and an experienced Voiceover Artist and scriptwriter, focussing largely on scripted work for indoor venues incorporating a variety of circus skills, as well as street theatre. Please see 'Theatre Work' for further details on her experience as an actor, writer and producer.