A graduate of Dartington College of Arts, UK - BA Hons (Theatre Studies & Visual Performance) and School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, Louise began her professional career by forming the theatre/dance company No Sudden Movement [NoSM] (1998 – 2000), NoSM was awarded the Dutch choreography Prize in 1998. She went on to perform with the large-scale Dutch site-specific theatre company Warner & Consorten and then toured extensively around Europe and Holland with Mevrouw Bakker, the renowned Dutch Street Theatre Company from 2000 to 2004.
Louise went on to create the solo show Pandora's Boxes
and duo show The Doogans
, in collaboration with Nigel Martin that have since toured Australia and the globe extensively, appearing at numerous festivals and events including Glastonbury Music Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, 2012 London Olympics, Kim Tom Clown Festival (China), Arkhangelsk Street Theatre Festival (Russia), Oerol Street Arts Festival (Holland), Melbourne Commonwealth Games, Sziget Music Festival (Hungary) and countless more.
Drawing on her training in fine art, theatre and dance, Louise creates performance work that is eclectic, spontaneous, energetic and always entertaining.
From 2006 – 2016, Louise directed and produced the highly successful Fringe Street Theatre Festival winning the Australian Business Arts Foundation (ABaf) award in collaboration with Rundle Mall in 2011.
From 2015 to 2018 along with Sasha Zahra (Producer at Bamboozled Productions), they co-programmed and produced Royal Croquet Club
's Adelaide Fringe season, which in 2017 was awarded a phenomenal six overall Fringe awards including Pick Of The Fringe, Best Music, Best Dance, and Best Emerging Artist, as well as thirteen weekly awards – more than any other Fringe venue at Adelaide Fringe.
In 2017, Sasha Zahra and Louise Clarke launched Stirling Fringe
in the Adelaide Hills, as part of the Adelaide Fringe. The program sold out half of the shows with a capacity of 74% across the season. In 2018 the program doubled in size with the Adelaide Hills festival playing host to over 84 performances and 96 performers across 10 days and nights.
has also developed and created six gorgeous custom made wooden circus/theatre venues and vinyl tents that are available for hire. Seating ranges from 50 to 210 people and includes sound, lighting, and complete installation and pack down. These stunning venues have been showcased to high acclaim at the Garden of Unearthly Delights (2009 - 2018), Royal Croquet Club (2014 – 2018), Hoopla Circus Festival (Sydney, 2010 - 2014), Sydney Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Cairns Festival, Floriade (Canberra), Dark MOFO (Hobart), and countless other events and festivals around Australia over the last nine years.