Samantha Halas is a contortion artist and antipodist hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She began practicing contortion at age 21, much later than many believe feasible to start this intense physical training.
Samantha attended circus schools in China, Mongolia, San Francisco, as well as working with other international coaches to develop and fine tune her work.
She performed with Vancouver’s Underground Circus, Red Sky Performance’s production of Backbone touring Europe and Canada, Luna Caballera, a Quebec based equestrian Circus with which she toured Quebec with Kaleidescope , a featured performer with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Contortion Convention in Las Vegas, Haute Vol based out of Montreal and Toronto and many more. She wrote and produced 3 years of Cabarets as Frostbite Circus with casts of 18 artists and over. Each show was a sell-out success. This year she performed with Street Circus in their original creation of Throwback: A retro Circus Experience at Winnipeg Fringe Festival, which received rave reviews including Five Stars from the Winnipeg Free Press.