2002

Ethiopian-born Contortionist Sosina Wogayehu becomes the first graduate of the National Institute of Circus Arts and was offered a permanent position with Circus Oz — Australia's premier contemporary circus company. Sosina started working for Circus Oz in 2002 and continued to work for them for the subsequent 7 years. In 2004, she was nominated for Young Australian of the Year award and she was one of the finalists from the state of Victoria.