An elite performance company with decades of experience in the entertainment industry. Circus Kasai provides stunning theatrical circus shows and entertainers to clients in Canada and across the world.
Established by Kate Ryan, circus and hula hoop artist, Circus Kasai has represented partners of Cirque Du Soleil and clientele such as Cartoon Network, W Hotels Worldwide, BMW, Party like Gatsby and the World-Renowned Spiegeltent.
With experience in event design and event planning, our team has a unique eye for detail. We provide only the highest caliber of artist, whom we believe are uniquely proficient at their artistry and craft. Our entertainers are elite world champions, have toured in over fourteen countries and hold themselves to the highest possible standard for circus arts.
Kate Ryan is a world-renowned circus artist and entertainer who has performed, toured and trained in ten different countries. In 2021, her digital adaptation to the circus arts industry and her work as a Director, Producer, Editor and Artist were recognized by the Circus International Film Festival as an "Official Selection".
Specializing in Circus Hula Hoops, Face Balancing and Grand Multi Fire Hoop this emcee extraordinaire shares a unique blend of playful mannerism and contemporary circus.
YOUTH & SOCIAL 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 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
- Face Balancing
- Contemporary Circus Hula Hoop
- Hoop Rolling
- Grand Multi Fire Hoop
- Roving Characters
- Prop Spinning
- Magician's Assistant
- Fire Fans and Silk Fan Dancing
- Audience Participation & Improvisation
- Character Acting Skills
- Champagne Aerials
- Partner Adagio
- Directing, Production and Choreography of large touring, theatrical shows performed live and digitally
- Film and Cinematography
- Social Circus Facilitator, Youth Circus
- Documentarian, Media Team Project Manager (Spark Circus),
- Video & Audio Edit
- Web Design, Social Networking, Blogging
- Organization, Facilitating Teams of 10+ Performers
- 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
- Circus International Film Festival "Official Selection Full Feature Film 2021"
- 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"