• Lucy Ray
    Lucy Ray Clown & Juggler

    When Lucy was four she declared she was going to be a clown and ever since then she has been following that path. Dedicated to the art of ridiculousness she spends her time with rubber chickens and sock puppets. Some of her colorful antics include falling in love with a giant fish, juggling everything in sight, sending love notes on fishing poles, stilt walking into your heart, dancing like a noodle and being an all around spaz muffin. Lucy, with her kelidoscope eyes, is always searching to sparkle the mundane and bring out the inner child in everybody!

  • Amber Lavina
    Amber Lavina Aerialist and Acrobat

    Amber is an internationally recognised Circus Artist. Her specialisation consists of aerial rope, followed by, aerial silks, aerial hoop and partner acrobatics. She amalgamates acrobatics and contemporary movement with her partner and/or equipment. Combining these elements she has developed a distinctive, dynamic and illustrative style of movement.

     Amber has a body of experience in the Performing Arts. From the age of six, she trained in artistic gymnastics, competing at a national level. Furthering her physical training aged 11 in the form of contemporary dance, later discovering Capoeira, both of which have influenced her unique style and the authentic quality that she likes to bring into her movement.

     

    https://www.amberlavina.com/

  • London Mahina
    London Mahina Dancer & Aerialist

    London Mahina nerds out on movement. London and the circus fell in love sixteen years ago, and have been going steady since. As a youth she knew she had found her fire training contemporary circus and persistently worked to secure scholarships/work study to keep growing.   It is through this practice she’s developed her self-compassion, grit, limitless passion and the courage to show up authentically. Having experienced the magical catalyst that movement is, London loves coaching and sharing circus with anybody who wants to learn. A life long learner, london continues to dig deeper, to grow as a human/artist/educator. She believes in dancing through life with love, and is so thrilled to be joining Spark Circus in 2018 for her first international social circus tour! <3

  • Kate Ryan
    Kate Ryan Hooper & Film maker

    Meet Kate, a professional oddball and outstanding performer with an endearing stage presence. As a chameleon throughout her youth (never one to quiet fit in, but always able to colour any space), she often felt like the odd one out. However, on an international travel in 2012 she would learn that no matter how different, there is always room for you in the circus.

    It was during this visit to Asia that she first performed and taught circus. Kate learned she was happiest when inspiring others to play and be themselves.In three years since, Kate has worked with numerous charities, social circus’s and circus artists in Asia, Australia, North America and even Germany.

    Her mission: to empower audiences, promote healthy lifestyle choices, and inspire others to follow their passions – no matter how different they seem!

    With her love and attention focused into Multi – Style Hula Hooping and Clowning, Kate performs, directs, and inspires a number of successful productions and shows. She loves to make children laugh, and is inspired mostly by her students and audiences.

    She is the Canadian ambassador for Hoopologie, frequent feature on Hooping.org, and also performs poi, staff (dragon staff), fire dancing, acrobatics and MC’s.

    Kate is thrilled to join the Spark Circus 2018 tour and surround herself with new friends and artists with a common goal in mind.

     

    www.kateryan.ca

     

  • Rosie bee
    Rosie bee Prop maker & poi spinner

    After years of being told to grow up, to act her age and to stop playing with her food, Rosie finally had enough. Deep down she knew there was more to life and her inner child was yearning to play, play to her heart’s content! After short consultation with her inner child, they decided there was only one thing she could do – run away and join the circus – only problem was, there was no circus. So what’s a girl to do? That’s right – make her own!

    After realising how good for the soul it was to laugh, play and create, it dawned upon her that it’s not just our own individual inner children need to have an opportunity to play, but that ALL children do. In 2011 after a natural disaster in North Queensland, Australia, where she lives, Rosie took it upon herself to bring the joy and smiles back to the local children and started hosting workshops, facilitated circus “play space” at a multitude of events, and has been working with the children and community ever since.

    Rosie has also been performing as an “Old School” spinner/fire artist since 2006 and has entertained at weddings, functions, parties and festivals.

    Rosie is thrilled to be joining the Spark tour for the third time and can’t wait to share the joy of circus play with everybody.

  • Tuan
    Tuan Hip hop dancer

    Tuan Anh Nguyen is a professional hip-hop dancer from Vietnam. He dances with S.I.N.E. Team in Hanoi and recently auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance. TunTune as been teaching and performing with social circus projects for many years, including the Vietnam Circus Federation.

  • Charlene Whitehead
    Charlene Whitehead Director

    Starting out as a philosopher and activist Charlene naturally became disheartened looking out into the big world. Once she really looked, she found a clown staring back at her. She swiftly packed herself off to circus school and underwent clown style bootcamp for newly 2 years, in Circomedia, Bristol, Ecole baltazaar; Montpellier and Bont’s in Menorca. Successfully ‘deconstructed’ she packed her bags again and joined spark circus 2014 as resident clown, hula hooper and aerialist. In love with this work, she kept going back and is now the director! She is delighted to have found humanitarian clowning, after entertaining families in England (Giffords circus) she finds the work with refugee children much more rewarding, as it brings together all of her interests; social activism, circus and packing.