Kate Ryan is a world-renowned circus artist and entertainer. She has performed, toured and trained in ten different countries. Her client resume includes partners of Cirque du Soleil, Le Cirque de la Nuit, Party like Gatsby Speakeasy EU and Cartoon Network: resident artist. She has performed on the prestigious TedX stage (Cirque de la Nuit) and her work as an entertainer and humanitarian has been featured in magazines such as L'oreal Vietnam (Spark Circus). 

Specializing in Circus Hula Hoops, Grand Multi Fire Hoop and Adagio this emcee extraordinaire performs Hoop Juggling, Theatrical + Interactive Characters, Fire Dancing, Acrobatic Gymnastics and Magician's Assistant. Her intentionally performed comedy stage show "Sugar Rush" shares a unique blend of playful mannerism and traditional circus.​.


Kate is a multi disciplinary artist who dedicates her talents to social circus projects in Canada, UK, Australia and Asia. Hosting international tours and projects for at-risk youth and refugees, she believes in facilitating the importance of play in every person's life. By working with organizations such as Play OnSide, Spark Circus, Nutrien and Help Without Frontiers, Kate is able to share youth and social circus with thousands of audiences each year.

With ten+ years of experience, Kate is the Team Lead, Tour and Media Team Manager for the NGO Spark Circus. As well she produces, directs and tours numerous shows and artists for her company Circus Kasai.

As an entertainer, facilitator and social media persona, Kate is the first Canadian Ambassador to Hoopologie, the world's most revolutionary hula hoop company. Kate produces online journals, videos and content for the brand​.​

Circus Kasai by Kate ryan circus

Performance & Entertainment Skills


- Traditional Multi Style Circus Hooping

- Modern Hoop Dance

- Fire Eating and Fire Dance

- Roving Characters

- Prop Spinning

- Magician's Assistant

- Fire Fans and Silk Fan Dancing

- Audience Participation & Improvisation

- Character Acting Skills

- Clown

- Acro Dance 

- Gymnastics

- Champagne Aerials

- Partner Adagio

- Dance

- Diabolo

Other Skills

- Social Circus Facilitator, Youth Circus

- Film Maker, Media Team Project Manager (Spark Circus), Video & Audio Edit

- Production, Directing and Choreography of large touring, theatrical shows

- Web Design, Social Networking, Blogging
- Organization, Facilitating Teams of 10+ Performers

- Administration

- Prop Building

- Costume Design


- TED X Featured "Cirque de la Nuit Artist" 2018 

- StoryHive Documentary Edition "Circle of Wonder" 2018

- Spark Circus Media Team Manager 2017 - Present

- Rolling Pictures "Cirque de la Nuit Artist" 2017

- Vietnam Free Press "Spark Circus" 2018

- Fernie Free Press "Bibbity Boppity Boo with Cirque de la Nuit" 2018

- Global Calgary "Circus Kasai & Kate Ryan Circus" 2017

- Saskatoon Star Phoenix "Circus Kasai" 2015, 2016 & 2017

- Miss Western Alberta 2012/ 2013, Miss Yukon Territory Globe 2012/ 2013

Industry Related Awards

- Battle of the Buskers Runner Up CentreFest Street Performers Festival 2018

- CanSpin Runner Up "Hula Hooper of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2019"

- CanSpin Runner Up "Most Influential Artist 2016 & 2019"

- Nominated "Hoopie Music Video of the Year 2016"

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