Strong Women in Circus


In honour of International Women's Day and the 'Women in Circus' movement, we would like to share these photos of strong women with whom we have worked - past and present. Women who inspire us here at Gandey World Class Productions, and who influence and empower other women across the world.

There are many strong circus women who we have not mentioned here. Please be aware that this list is by no means definitive – there are so many more strong women whom we would have loved to include, and who remain an important part of the Gandey family.

The pictures can also be found in a Flickr album here.


Mary Gandey: Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Performer – the foundation upon which Gandeys as we know it was built


Carol Gandey: Director and Producer – Gandey World Class Productions

Carol Gandey

Hayley Gandey: Circus Director and Performer – Gandeys Circus


Coral Gandey: Brand Manager, London


Mariska Gandey: Circus Performer – Gandeys Circus


Andreea Delbosq: UK's only female clown – Gandeys Circus


 Anna Ratsova: Circus Performer


 Anne-Claire Schofield: Former Trapeze Artist


Barbara Stanton:  Former Circus Performer/Manager, now Operation and Logistics Manager for Gandey World Class Productions 


Becki Rodgerson: Former Press and PR for Gandeys Circus, now running Hop PR 


 Becky Truman: Founder/Performer/Producer – Skinning the Cat


 Camille Marie Mitchell: Former Logistics and PR – Gandey World Class Productions


 Carina Delbosq Santus Contreras: Circus Performer


 Dawn Lancaster: Logistics and Operations – Gandey World Class Productions


Delia Du Sol: Circus Performer 


Emilia Garcia: Circus Performer from the stable of the strong, legendary Garcia women 


Geraldine Wilson: Former Circus Performer and Manager – Gandey World Class Productions 


Germain Delbosq Santus: Circus Performer


 Gina Morales: Circus Performer


Holly Beson-Tams: PR and Social Media – Gandey World Class Productions


 Jackie Sysum: Former Circus Performer, now Trainer


Jacqui Morales: Circus Performer


 Julia Makarova: Circus Performer, previously at Cirque du Soleil


 Juliette Hardy-Donaldson: Former Aerialist / Circus Space


 Kim Bauer: Former Circus Performer/Manager


 Liz Arratoon: Circus Advocate – thewidowstanton.com


 Malvina Abakarova: Circus Performer


Mimbre: Circus Performers/Producers


 Nell Gifford: Circus Director and Producer


 Nia Nikolova Jones: Circus Performer


Nikki Fossett: Circus Producer and Performer 


 Oana Price: Box Office Manager – Gandey World Class Productions


 Polly Jay: Circus Performer


 Romy Bauer: Circus Performer


 Sandra Wilkie-Millar: Box Office Manager – Gandey World Class Productions


 Sofia Tsola: Circus Performer


 Tash Howard: Events Manager


 Tracy Jones: Circus Director, Performer and Producer


Verity Shuttleworth: PR and Marketing, now with HP Europe


 Victoria Antipova: Circus Performer


 Yana Shanikova: Circus Performer