Breaking Circus is a contemporary circus troupe founded by Dawn Shepherd and Ryan Gray and based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Dawn Shepherd Emerging Artist Award Arts NS

Dawn is a 2021 recipient of the Arts NS Emerging Artist Award! Congratulations!


Photo: Stoo Metz

Up in the Air, November 27, 2021

Improvisational music and contemporary circus meet to create a unique Halifax experience with Up in the Air, a gathering of musicians and circus artists exploring the concept of the unknown. Join us at the Breaking Circus Studio as we explore new territory and find common ground on our journey to understand what we do and do not know about the unknown in this global period of growth.