Meet Our Coaches

Every Zacada Circus Coach is a professionally certified expert, and is experienced in working with participants of all ages, from toddlers, to teenagers, to adults.


You can feel confident that you and your children are in good hands with our coaches. Our commitment to the on-going development of our coaches results in the very best guidance for fitness improvement and skill development.

  • Kosta Zakharenko | Co-Founder

    Kosta's experience performing with the Cirque du Soleil inspired him to co-found Zacada Circus School with Christine Cadeau, to share their knowledge and love of the circus arts.
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  • Christine Cadeau | Co-Founder

    Christine and Kosta founded Zacada Circus School in 2007 in order to realize their vision of combining elements of fitness and artistic impression to teach the circus arts.
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  • Angela Cass | Coach

    As a Zacada Circus performer and coach, Angela has the advantage of extensive training in a wide variety of dance forms.
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  • Kayley Pettit | Coach

    As a Zacada Circus School performer and coach, Kayley Pettit draws from her extensive and varied dance career.
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  • Tanya Radyuk / Coach

    Tatyana is professionally trained as an acrobat and circus artist at a circus school in Minsk, Belarus.  She has performed all over the USSR while also appearing in Belarus films and television shows.  After arriving in Canada, Tatyana explored circus schools before cultivating and training her own family's immense talents. As an experienced circus artist Tatyana specializes in unicycle, group acrobatics, juggling and Rolla Bolla. Tatya...
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  • Vanessa Rizzotto / Coach

    Vanessa began her circus training 13 years ago when she learned how to fly the trapeze. She first taught and performed across the US with Trapeze Experience for 3 years. Vanessa arrived back to her hometown of Stoney Creek and walked into the doors of Zacada shortly after they opened. Vanessa has been coaching aerial and circus arts since 2007. She has performed the static trapeze, cube and skipping. She is trained to teach many circus appara...
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  • Selah Bishop / Coach

    Selah has been a performer with Zacada Circus School since 2012 and has been coaching since 2015. Before circus, Selah spent 8 years training as a competitive gymnast in Hamilton and competed all across Ontario. Currently at Zacada, Selah specializes in Cyr wheel, which she has been training and performing on for over 3 years, but Selah also has experience performing on and coaching trapeze, cube, hoop, and skipping. Selah is a certified gymn...
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