A photo of Erin hanging upside down in the air on a single rope that is suspended from the ceiling.
Intertwined, June 2020. Copyright Erin Ball. Erin hangs upside down in the air on a single rope that is suspended from the ceiling. Her lower legs end below her knees. Below her are mannequin legs with plants and vines flowing out of them from the top. Her little legs are wrapped separately in the rope and she is just above the mannequin legs, touching the plants. She wears a green skin tight bodysuit and has mid-length red hair in a side ponytail. Her skin is white.

Erin Ball

Erin Ball is a Mad, Disabled circus artist and coach based in Kingston, Ontario. She runs and owns Kingston Circus Arts; a circus space created with Disability in mind. Erin is also the co-founder of LEGacy Circus, a performance company co-created with Mad artist, Vanessa Furlong. Erin uses aerial arts and ground acrobatics to tell stories in performances. She took a year off in March 2014 due to life changing events that resulted in having both lower legs removed. She has since returned to her passion of training, coaching and performing. Erin loves collaborating, adapting and creating new/different ways of executing skills and sharing that info in her course about dismantling ableism for movement-based coaches called Flying Footless.

Recent work

  • InterTwined. Commissioned by NAC English Theatre for “The Green Rooms: The Earth is Watching Let’s Act” and was presented as part of the 2020 FOLDA Festival

Art form
Performance Art
Theatre
Dance
Circus

Community
Disabled
Mad
Queer