Contortionist – Kasha

Kasha Konaka is an interdisciplinary circus artist and performer specializing in contortion. She has made a reputation for herself as an established artist and has an extensive history performing in cabarets, festivals and productions. Her resume includes working as a performer for companies such as  the 7fingers, and for events and productions such as the St. John’s International Circus Fest, Vancouver Circus Festival, and Fright Nights at the PNE Playland to name a few. Kasha is a highly skilled performer, and as a former gymnast who struggled to fit into the mold, circus has allowed her to continue to develop and express her flexibility and creativity to create new opportunities. Shy in person, she has found movement to be the perfect conduit to express her feelings, tell stories, and create connections between people. Kasha loves the weird and otherworldly, yet beautiful and expressive nature of contortion and contemporary circus. She brings a unique perspective to the circus arts. She has produced and directed her own works, is a recipient of multiple grants and has created unique props/apparatus, and continues to push the boundaries of contemporary circus.