Interview: Molly Whitehouse, ‘I had found what I was meant to do with my life’

Having performed from the age of 6, Molly Whitehouse has always been at home on the stage. She started her career travelling the world as a dancer, showgirl and cheerleader before discovering that Aerial circus provided an opportunity to explore her own creativity and take her dancing quite literally to another level.

She has performed in various UK venues from large scale productions to intimate cabaret shows and festival – including this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

Q&A with Molly Whitehouse

How does it feel to be heading to Worthy Farm to perform at this year’s Glastonbury Festival?

Really exciting, I’ve never been to Glastonbury before and I can’t wait to perform in such an iconic venue.

What can you tell us about your show?

I’ll be performing three different acts over the weekend- Silks, Hoop and Loop-straps, so each act will be visually very different however every show will be full of spinning, flying and general being up very high.

How do you think a festival crowd will reach to the show?

I hope that the crowd at Glastonbury will enjoy watching the show as much as I enjoy performing it. All my acts are created from a starting point of loving music, something which I think a festival crowd can definitely identify with. 

How did you get into aerial circus?

I was working as a dancer when I first saw a woman performing a neck-spinning act and just instantly knew I had found what I was meant to do with my life. I finished my contract and signed up for circus school and never looked back.

Are you looking forward to seeing any other acts across the weekend?

I’m really excited about the line up, I’m going to try and see as much comedy as I can, and also definitely going to be watching Elton John.