Milton Lopes

Milton Lopes was born in Cape Verde and grew up in Portugal, where he worked as an actor in various TV series, theatre shows and feature films. A speaker of four languages and now based in London, Milton has performed in the Paralympic Opening Ceremonies, worked for companies such as Graeae Theatre Company and Artsadmin, and recently played the part of John ‘The Savage’ for BBC Radio 4’s Brave New World. He is currently developing his own accessible show Elephant that tells the story of a mixed race disabled man, using aerial circus and live music to ask questions such as “Is identity defined first by race or by disability?”

Milton first worked with Extraordinary Bodies as a performer in WeightingExeter 2013, he participated in our creative residency with Circus Oz in Australia in December 2016, and this year will be delivering workshops around the country as part of the What Am I Worth? project.

“Extraordinary Bodies represents the future of circus in the UK and around the world. One day all companies will include Deaf and disabled artists.”