Kat Barrass (Edinburgh)
Kat (stage name Estlin Love) is originally from Edinburgh but has lived internationally for much of her life. She began her performance career as a model, then circus performer, graduating from the National Centre of Circus Arts in London in 2011 having specialised in Cloud Swing. Since then she has lived and worked across Europe, returning to Edinburgh when her son was born in 2015. Since then her interests have diversified and she has just completed the Advanced Diploma in Physical Theatre at Summerhall, where her focus was on multidisciplinary visual theatre which incorporated elements of performance art, physical theatre and dance. Scotland’s National Centre of Dance selected Kat as one of their emerging artists of 2017/18 and have awarded her a years residency, with mentorship provided by Al Seed. She has also been selected to perform at the upcoming Manipulate Festival. Despite moving into other genres, Kat remains a dedicated circus lover and continues to teach and perform regularly. Her classes are energetic, hard work and emphasise fun!