About

Prairie Circus Arts is a non-profit arts organization located in the St. James area of Winnipeg, MB. We aim to provide facilities, equipment, professional expertise and a supportive atmosphere for creation, training, and collaboration. We believe that the circus arts are a distinctly Canadian aspect of the performing arts world and being a publicly accessible presence for the circus arts in Winnipeg is part of fostering a healthy artistic and cultural community.

 

What we offer:

- Professional training space for established artists

- Classes for a variety of circus and performance based art forms

- Ongoing Workshops and travelling guest instructors

- Fun and functional circus fitness programs for adults

- One-on-one private lessons

- Accessible studios with reasonable rates

Our Board of Directors

Prairie Circus Arts is run by a Board of Directors who are professional active performers, instructors, program administrators and run the studio. They are committed to making our studio a safe and supportive space to grow as a physical artist.

Kimberly Craig

President, Co-Founder, Space Manager and Coach

Kimberly Craig has over 15 years of experience as a professional circus artist, including contracts with GOP Varieté-Theaters in Germany, Midnight Circus, Headlining Entertainer on Princess Cruises and in multiple Circus on Ice shows around the world. She currently performs in a duo show with her husband, The Street Circus” touring around the world. Kimberly Co-Founded Prairie Circus Arts in 2016 with Issac Giradin. Looking around Winnipeg, they saw the need for an affordable place for professionals and semi-professional physical artists to train and with the kind folks at St. James Anglican Church they were able to make that dream a reality. Kimberly manages the studio space and also teaches handstand and aerial classes, private lessons and workshops.

Virginia Draghi Ranson

Vice-President, Space Manager and Coach

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CARLA JONES

Product Manager

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Prairie Circus Arts acknowledges that we benefit from living and working on the lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We recognize the harm that was and continues to be made, and are committed to ongoing work towards accountability and better listening.