An elite performance company with decades of experience in the entertainment industry. The LRB Company provides stunning theatrical circus shows and entertainers to clients in Calgary, Alberta and across Canada.
Established by Kate Ryan, circus and hula hoop artist, The Little Red Ball Company has represented partners of Cirque Du Soleil (Theatre Mama), MSC Cruises, Princess Cruises and clientele such as Cartoon Network, W Hotels Worldwide, BMW and Party like Gatsby.
In 2021, the company's contemporary circus film and digital adaptation to the circus arts industry, TEN, was recognized by the Montreal Independent Film Festival and won “Audience Choice: Feature Film” at the Circus International Film Festival.
"With experience in event design and event planning, our team has a unique eye for detail. We provide only the highest caliber of artist, whom we believe are uniquely proficient at their artistry and craft. Our entertainers are elite world champions and have toured in over twenty countries, holding themselves to the highest possible standard for circus arts."
- Kate Ryan, Director, Producer
Kate Ryan is a a world-renowned professional circus artist, entrepreneur and entertainer. Her work as an artist and humanitarian has been performed in ten different countries across the globe.
Specializing in Circus Hula Hoops, Face Balancing and Grand Multi Fire Hoop this emcee extraordinaire shares a unique blend of playful mannerism and contemporary circus.
YOUTH & SOCIAL CIRCUS
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 OnSide, Nutrien and Help Without Frontiers, Kate is able to share youth and social circus with thousands of at-risk youth and refugees each year.
The Little Red Ball Company
- "Audience Choice Award" Circus International Film Festival 2021
- "Honorable Mention/ Monthly Award Winner" Montreal Independent Film Festival 2021
- StoryHive Documentary Edition "Circle of Wonder" 2018
- Spark Circus Media Team Manager 2017 - Present
- Rolling Pictures "Cirque de la Nuit Artist" 2017
- Vietnam Free Press "Spark Circus" 2018
- Fernie Free Press "Bibbity Boppity Boo with Cirque de la Nuit" 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
Industry Related Awards
- Circus International Film Festival "Audience Choice: Feature Film" 2021
- Montreal Independent Film Festival "Honorable Mention/ Monthly Award Winner" 2021
- Battle of the Buskers Runner Up CentreFest Street Performers Festival 2018
- CanSpin Runner Up "Hula Hooper of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2019"
- CanSpin Runner Up "Most Influential Artist 2016 & 2019"
- Nominated "Hoopie Music Video of the Year 2016"