Ryan Stephenson’s love for acrobatics began at the age of 8, doing gymnastics at the Burlington B.G.’s. At 17 years old Ryan suffered a broken pelvis from a car accident. After many months of recovery and determination, at 20, Ryan became a member of the Canadian Power Tumbling Team training out of Oakville Gymnastics Club and placing in the top 20 in the World.
While training and competing internationally, Ryan graduated from the Social Service Worker program at Mohawk College. Although he enjoyed this field of study and the work he did with the community, he always dreamt of performing on stage.
Ryan pursued a career as a professional Circus Artist performing for Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco, Les Pixel Frontier, and Axel. He also performed in Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Brace Yourself by Debra Brown and in Franco Dragone Entertainment’s The House of Dancing Water in Macau.
Ryan is very passionate about Circus, Acrobatics, Acting, performing, movement and Dance. He has had the opportunity to be an Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil’s VIP Experience For Alegria in 2018. As well the Creative Director for the opening day shows at Muskoka Woods Sports Resort 2017, 2018. Ryan is very excited to be with Zacada Circus to share his experience and passion for creativity with the future generation of Artists.
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