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