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Multi Hoop Theatre Kate (1)
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Kate Ryan is a world-renowned Canadian circus artist, entertainer, and entrepreneur, specializing in Circus Hula Hoop, Face Balancing, Physical Comedy, and Grand Multi Fire Hula Hoop. With an impressive client resume that includes Cirque du Soleil, Cartoon Network, MSC Cruises, Princess Cruises, Party like Gatsby Speakeasy EU, and Adelaide Fringe Inc. Kate's captivating performances have taken her to thirty different countries around the globe. Her Comedy Circus Show is a hilarious and entertaining experience that combines physical comedy, skilled circus disciplines, and witty humor. As a seasoned comedian and performer, Kate takes the audience on a wild ride of laughter and amusement through a variety of acts, showcasing her incredible talent as a comedian, acrobat, and circus performer. From circus hoops to juggling, acrobatics to quick changes, and clowning, Kate delivers a range of captivating performances with impeccable timing and charismatic stage presence. Suitable for all ages, this one-of-a-kind show promises to leave everyone with a smile on their face and memories that will last a lifetime.

Her digital adaptation to the circus arts industry and her work as a Director, Producer, Editor, and Artist in TEN, was recognized by the Montreal Independent Film Festival and won “Audience Choice: Feature Film” at the Circus International Film Festival.

In addition to performing, Kate produces, directs and tours numerous shows and artists across the country for her company, The Little Red Ball Company.


As a humanitarian, Kate dedicates her talents to social circus projects around the world (Spark Circus); with features in magazines such as L'oreal Vietnam.


Kate is a multi-disciplinary artist who dedicates her talents to social circus projects in Canada, Australia and Asia. She believes in facilitating the importance of play in every person's life. With over ten years of experience in the live entertainment industry, Kate is the Team Lead, Tour Manager and Media Manager for the NGO Spark Circus. By working with organizations such as Play OnSideNutrien and Help Without Frontiers, Kate is able to share youth and social circus with thousands of at-risk youth and refugees each year. 

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​.

Awards & Recognition

  • Canada Council for the Arts Digital Now Grant Winner totaling $100,000

  • "TEN" Audience Choice Award Full Feature Film; Circus International Film Festival 2021 (Director, Producer, Artist)

  • "TEN" Montreal Film Festival Honourable Mention/ Monthly Award Winner

  • 2016 - 2020 Spin Circus Academy (Instructor)

  • First Canadian Ambassador to Hoopologie

  • Runner-Up Centerfest's Battle of the Buskers 2018

  • Nominated Hula Hooper of the Year 2015 – 2017 

  • Grand Multi Fire Hula Hoop Act (the only full feature four hoop fire act in Western Canada)

"We want her back! Amazing performance and we want her full time!"

Zamir  Dhanji, Artist Director

Cartoon Network Amazone

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Performance & Entertainment Skills

  • Director & Producer (large touring, theatrical shows performed live and digitally)

  • Film Director, Producer, Cinematographer

  • Traditional & Contemporary Circus Hula Hoop

  • Face Balancing

  • Hula Hoop Rolling

  • Grand Multi Fire Hoop

  • Theatrical Character/ Clown

  • Coach & Instructor

  • Social Circus Facilitator, Youth Circus

  • Film and Cinematography

  • Documentarian, Media Team Project Manager (Spark Circus),

  • Video & Audio Edit

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

  • Administration

  • Prop Building

  • Costume Design

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  • Cirque du Soleil, Premiere of Kooza, 2023 

  • Pflasterspektakel Austria, 2023

  • Circus International Film Festival 2021

  • TED X 2018 

  • StoryHive Documentary Edition "Circle of Wonder" 2018

  • Spark Circus Media Team Manager 2017 - Present

  • Vietnam Free Press "Spark Circus" 2018

  • Fernie Free Press "Bibbity Boppity Boo" 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

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