Pearl Thompson is a proud Aboriginal woman. From an early age she always wanted to perform. She attended the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) from 2010 to 2014 and graduated with a Certificate III & IV in Diploma of Performing Arts. Pearl has performed at leading venues including The Sydney Opera House, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane Powerhouse, Darwin Entertainment Centre, and the Judith Wright Centre for The Contemporary Arts.
As an independent artist, Pearl has explored different art forms and fell in love with circus after completing the BLAKflip and Strong Women program with Circus Oz. Her skill set includes dancing, group acrobatics, hoola hooping and bottle walking. She has been awarded the Indigenous Australian Circus Artist of 2019 by the Australian Circus Festival. She currently tours with the Indigenous Circus show Chasing Smoke and she wants to continue various artistic pursuits including exploring circus and creating new works by combining her knowledge of dance and theatre with circus.
We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors of this land, their spirits and their legacy. The foundations laid by these ancestors - our First Nations Peoples - gives strength, inspiration and courage to current and future generations, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, towards creating a better Queensland. Queensland Government’s RAP Acknowledgment of Country