Born in Riga (Latvia), Katrina Asfardi discovered her passion for dancing and gymnastics when she was 12 years old. Soon after, she joined various dance and gymnastic schools and studios. She even joined Aesthetic Group Gymnastics (AGG) national team. In 2008 she discovered the circus world and fell in love with it. Since 2009 Katrina has worked with international circus artists, production companies, as she continues to improve her acts with new creative ideas! Nowadays Katrina resides in Switzerland and works all over the world! Since 2011 Katrina has been working with Canadian artist, Kai Leclerc, in their show called “The World Upside Down.”
Kai Leclerc is Canadian born and was raised in Milan, Italy. Kai is also known as a Ceiling Walker. He developed the almost unknown discipline in the circus world called Upside Down Walk which he has performed around the world.
Sugar Beast Circus was established in 2007 by director Geneva Foster Gluck. This project aims to create live performance events which meld dance theater and contemporary circus. Exploring how story telling, cultural phenomena and interdisciplinary research can come together to create highly visual and conceptual contemporary circus.