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Rusty Russell - Finals Judge

Rusty has worked within the circus for a number of years and has been responsible for the booking of new acts for Russells International Circus. Rusty has been a judge for UK Aerial Performance Championships since its started.

Emma Nicholls - Auditions Judge. All Locations

After training with Russells International Circus during 2010, Emma set up aerial arts school, Freestyle Fitness in Louth. Instructing Lyra, static trapeze and silks. With the help of Russells International Circus Emma set up UK aerial Championships in 2014.

Bruce Knight - Finals Judge

During 15 years working in the performing arts as a performer, director, producer and venue manager, Bruce has taken on many challenging projects. He has worked in an international conflict zone, received critical acclaim from The Guardian as a director and won community awards for reopening Spilsby Theatre.

Working predominantly in physical theatre, Bruce has been involved in creating projects with elements of choreographed movement, dance or aerial circus skills. His training and experience has enabled him to create accessible work that a wide audience can enjoy. Performances have ranged from small scale pieces to large ensemble productions for theatres,streets, festivals and events.