6 Contemporary Circus Impresarios

Jeff Hyle
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Kato's Catalyst

Kasumi Kato began her career as an aerialist at a young age. "My mom stuck me in aerial dance lessons at the age of four. I did it all throughout school and basically only took a break during my rebellious teen years," she says. Kato often performs with her older sister Jacosa Kato, also an accomplished aerialist, and is in the process of starting her own company, Aerial Apex.