Katherine “Katie” Kirk is an 11 year old aerialist with Cirque Athletics. Katie is the middle child of 3, and loves all things art and science. She aspires to one day become a medical doctor or engineer (while still being a prominent member of the circus, of course)! She loves her family, friends, and Jesus, and her exceptional character shines bright.
Katie participated in ballet, cheerleading, and drama before falling in love with the aerial arts. In 2020, Katie took a couple classes here and there at Cirque Athletics before taking a break a few months later. In 2022, Katie started asking to return to Cirque, and after just one class in June, her passion was ignited. She flew through the levels in each apparatus, and began training as hard as she could with the goal to one day join the competition team.
You’ll find Katie at the gym each and every day it’s open, and training at home any time the gym doors are closed. Katie recently told her coaches that she loves cirque because it makes her feel powerful, and powerful she is. She might often be the quietest person in the room, but her energy and excitement for the aerial arts is loud.