At Kingston Circus Arts, we strongly believe that circus can be for everyone. We teach circus arts to bodies of all shapes, sizes, ages and ability levels. We are also proud to offer accessible and progressive challenges for adaptive individuals who are looking to explore the world of circus.

We are a company dedicated to high level instruction and detail in all that we offer. Our current curriculum focuses on aerial arts (fabric/silks, trapeze and aerial hoop), partner acrobatics, handstands, flexibility and conditioning. We offer weekly classes, private lessons, workshops (local and out of city) and private parties.

Kingston Circus Arts also offers professional performances including aerial fabric/silks, duo trapeze, solo dance trapeze, fire hooping, duo hooping and more!

We offer ambient performances including partner acrobatics, hula hooping, poi spinning, tumbling, LED prop manipulation and more.

Erin is on light purple aerial fabric without her lower leg prostheses on. There is an aerial bicycle behind her. The fabric is split into two strands. She has her legs crossed on one strand and it is wrapped around her upper legs. She is holding the other strand in one hand and the other hand is spreading the fabric below her. She is wearing a blue sequinned body suit with an orange top under it and pink feather dusters in her hair.

Erin Ball

Erin Ball is the owner of Kingston Circus Arts, a circus artist and coach based in Kingston, Ontario. Her current main focus is aerial fabric. She also spends her time training and teaching static trapeze, aerial hoop, partner acrobatics, handstands and flexibility.

Erin has been training in circus for over nine years, with 11 months off due to life changing events that resulted in the loss of her lower legs. She has returned to her passion of training and coaching with the added creativity of executing skills in new or different ways.

She has trained at several circus schools in Ontario, England and the New England Center for Circus Arts in Vermont.  She has taught and performed across Ontario and in England.  She has many certifications, including Acro Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 &2 (AcroYoga Montreal), Fabric and intermediate Trapeze Teacher Trainings (New England Center for Circus Arts), HoopDance Instructor (Body Hoops), Mat Pilates Instructor (Balanced Body), Thai Yoga Massage, Levels 1-3 (Lotus Palm), Yoga Teacher Training (The Yoga Studio, Toronto) and several others. Erin discovered her love of movement through many years of yoga practice and workshops. She also received a diploma in fitness and lifestyle management from George Brown College in Toronto.

Erin loves to move and to connect with others through movement and play.

Photo Credit: Craig Meschino

Kathleen is on purple fabric with the fabric wrapped around one foot and one strand in front of her body to lean on. One leg is hanging down in front of her. She is holding on with one hand and the other is extended back towards the foot with the fabric.

Kathleen Ruck

Kathleen has been aerial training with silks, trapeze, and aerial hoop under Erin’s expertise since the Fall of 2010.
She was totally hooked on this powerful new way of staying fit.

After joining the Kingston Circus Arts Performance Team she has been introduced to partner acro and found many of her fears of falling and breaking a bone or two turn into courage and excitement.  Moving into various aspects of the performing world has opened up new dimensions to continuing in this exciting area of circus arts.

“Aerial circus arts is the best way I know how to keep fit and in shape without experiencing boredom.” -Kathy

Photo Credit: Sonya Siemens Photography, sonyasphoto.ca
Jane Kirby on aerial rope. The shot is taken from below. Jane's blonde hair is hanging down. She is tipped over the rope by her hips. One leg is straight and the other is bent.

Jane Kirby

Jane is an aerialist specializing in vertical apparatus. She recently returned from an eight month tour of the Southern U.S. and B.C. as an aerialist with the Caravan Stage Company’s original production Nomadic Tempest. She began her circus training and performance career with Halifax Circus, has performed frequently across Ontario and Nova Scotia, and has trained with several top coaches in Montreal, Toronto and Vermont. She now mostly creates her own work, often in collaboration with her partner under the name Lowlit Aerial Arts (lowlitaerialarts.ca). Recent works include In Defense of Libraries (Nocturne Halifax 2016), Beneath Our Feet (Kick & Push Theatre Festival 2016) and echolocation (Skeleton Park Arts Festival 2015, In the Soil Arts Festival 2015, Contemporary Circus Arts Festival of Toronto 2014). Jane has been teaching aerial arts since 2011, and has completed Introductory Aerials and Foundation Level Trapeze and Fabric teacher training courses through the New England Centre for Circus Arts. When not in the air Jane is also a non-fiction writer, and published her first book in 2017. She is thrilled to be back teaching and training with the Kingston Circus Arts community!

Photo Credit: Sonya Siemens Photography, sonyasphoto.ca
Sydney performing a split balance, with her legs wrapped around the silks and her arms in the air, balancing in the splits.

Sydney Price

Sydney is currently an engineering student at Queen’s University.

Growing up in Vancouver, she trained as a gymnast from the age of 3. After trying out a circus class seven years ago, she decided to switch from gymnastics to circus. Over these seven years, she has trained and coached multiple different pieces of apparatus, including aerial silks, hoop and trapeze.

Sydney loves to teach others and spread her knowledge of various skills. She is extremely excited to have the opportunity to coach and train with Kingston Circus Arts.

Photo Credit: Sonya Siemens Photography, sonyasphoto.ca