Shortlist Judge

David Carberry

Independent / Shock Therapy Arts

An internationally recognised Australian performing artist, David began dance, acrobatics and music aged 8 and as a graduate of the prestigious Flying Fruit Fly Circus School was trained extensively in the performing arts. At 21 David became an original member of CIRCA as co-creator and ensemble member, developing their creative methodology & international touring success alongside Yaron Lifschitz. Was an original member of international smash hit productions Briefs & Cantina before founding Company 2 in 2012. Building a multi award winning performing arts company with an internationally renowned style. His production Sediment was nominated for the highest performing arts award in Australia, and Scotch & Soda performed almost 500 times in 12 countries. David is now an independent Director and Producer for Shock Therapy Productions, and a proud father.


Green Room Award - Best Contemporary Circus & Physical Theatre 2016 "Sediment", Total Theatre Award - Best Circus, Edinburgh Fringe 2018 "Sediment" (Nominee), Helpmann Award - Best Visual or Physical Theatre Award 2017 "Sediment" (Nominee), Amnesty International Award (Shortlist) 2018 "Sediment", Australian Dance Awards - Best Musical or Commercial production 2017 "Scotch & Soda " (Nominee), Best Circus - Melbourne Fringe 2016 "Sediment", Best Circus - Adelaide Fringe Weekly 2015 "Scotch & Soda", Best Circus - Scotch and Soda - Weekly 2016 - Adelaide fringe Bank SA award - "Cantina"