Our Tutors

With decades of performing and teaching experience under their belts, we believe our LiT Circus team of tutors are the best in Norfolk.

We regulary welcome guest tutors to The Oak and have a strong focus on professional development.


Roisin Morris


Roisin is Head of Education,  an active performer and movement director with LiT Circus and a core tutor. She trained as an artistic gymnast and competed in the 1997 Youth Olympics, going on to win the Irish National Individual title two years running. She later trained as a dancer, learning everything from classical to hip-hop styles and musical theatre. Roisin completed her degree at The National Centre for Circus Arts in 2009. She has done stage and film work and performed in circus shows and big productions touring Europe and the USA specialising in hand to hand, acrobatics and aerial disciplines. Along with her partner Massi they hold the Guinness World Record for the most somersaults performed consecutively on a Korean Cradle in one minute.

Matthew Green


Matthew has been working in circus for the last 12 years and is currently the head of youth circus here at The Oak as well as a core tutor. With a high level in circus skills he has performed and taught in a range of prestigious venues around the world and has been a core artist with LIT circus for over 2 years. Having graduated from The National Centre for Circus Arts he has built up a large repertoire in performing arts which he endeavours to pass on to even the most apprehensive of students. Previously Matthew has run several of his own adult and youth circus courses in London and loves engaging with people of all abilities and backgrounds to reach their full potential.

Natasha Rushbrooke


Tasha was a high level artistic and acrobatic gymnast for 10 years, competing regionally and nationally. After her competitive years she became a qualified gymnastics coach, and has been coaching a wide range of ages and abilities for the past 5 years. This led her to discover circus and specialise in hand balancing and aerial arts. Tasha is an active performer as part of the Lost In Translation Circus team and recently wowed audiences at the Circus250 launch party in Natural History Museum beneath the iconic skeleton of Hope the whale.

Lawrence Swaddle


Lawrence is a circus performer and actor. He is a recent graduate from Circomedia in Bristol and The Oxford School of Drama. Since leaving education he has worked with Sin Tiempo in Lima Perú and performed in many plays around England. He Is now working with Lost in Translation circus in Norwich. His disciplines are handbalance and acrobatic base.

Joanne Jordan


Anna O’Loughlin


Anna always enjoyed climbing trees and hanging upside down, but her circus journey began 8 years ago with her first trapeze class in Bristol. Soon afterwards, she left her office job to embrace the thrilling world of circus – eventually completing a professional training with NoFit State circus in 2014, followed by a European tour in their critically acclaimed show Bianco. Anna specialises in aerial disciplines and hula hoops. She combines artistic choreography with compelling energy, where engaging characters form the heart of her work. Anna studied Drama at Bristol University and plays several musical instruments – tools she draws upon in performance. Anna believes circus is for everyone and loves teaching and sharing her skills.

Kate Evans


Kate trained, and then taught at both The National Centre of Circus Arts and Middlesex University Theatre Arts Faculty, and is a ‘Cirque du Monde’ (Cirque du Soleil’s social circus project) trained facilitator in social circus. She has been teaching theatre and circus for over 15 years. Kate co-founded street theatre company Creature Feature in 1994, with whom she has performed around the world. She has collaborated with numerous companies, including An Act Above (stilts/aerial) and the Bicycle Ballet (street theatre/dance). Kate is originally from Norwich and is very happy to have recently moved back home to find so much circus has appeared on her doorstep!