Dare Acrobatics Dare Acrobatics Dare Acrobatics Dare Acrobatics

Claire from Arch in the Sky teams up with David of Duel Impact to form the acro-duo 'Dare'. Whether performing acrobatic statues, walkabout or their act, the mixture of balance, control and up-tempo acrobatics is a true visual feast.

Clients include: Kensington Palace, Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, Discovery Channel, RAF, Oxford University, Phillips, Dubailand, Beautiful Generation music festival, Cadburys, Eventful, The Brewery, Dorchester Arts Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Tour de France, Axa, The National Lottery, Isuzu, Chelsea Flower Show, Bosch and many more…...

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David Downie came into circus at the relatively late age of 26. What started as a hobby soon became a passion and then a full time job. His first professional engagement was with a touring production of Barnum the musical which he toured with for a nine month run. Since then David has been continuously employed as an Acrobat / Aerial artist and has worked all over the world including Hong Kong, Dubai, Saudi, Germany, France, China, Thailand, India, Pakistan and many other places.

From the age of five to fifteen Claire Ashmore trained as a top level competitive gymnast where her natural flexibility and elegance was often remarked upon. She then pursued her interest in music playing both flute and harp to a high standard and obtained a degree in the subject. However the opportunity to return to sport presented itself when Claire successfully auditioned for the main aerial show in the Millennium Dome. Since then Claire has performed her aerial and acrobatic work all over the world.