Kadri Hansen is an Estonian aerialist who loves to share parts of her inner self through aerial performances. Kadri is inspired by contrasts and contradictions both in humans and Estonia's nature in different seasons.
Kadri's movement style has been described as organic and deeply emotive. Her acts have often a powerful yet nostalgic feel to them.
At the beginning of 2022, Kadri's first aerial dance film was selected to have its world premiere at the "50th Dance on Camera Festival" in New York, thus combining Kadri's extensive performance background with her studies in film. Having a degree in graphic design and visual communications, she has a great curiosity towards different forms of art and visual storytelling. In 2022, Kadri was selected as one of the finalists in Cyrkulacje Contemporary Circus Festival, where she premiered her aerial hoop act, which originally was also created for screen.
Kadri is part of Slovakian full length contemporary circus show YOUNAK, which brings together theatre, circus, Slovak folklore and live music. Besides stage productions, Kadri works in projects of various nature, some of her performances include Microsoft Talo (Finland), Grey Cup (Canada) performing aerial silks under the hot air balloon (Latvia), H.C.Andersen Festival (Denmark), Eurovision (Estonian semi-finals) to name a few. Kadri's personal creations have been showcased at Cirquantique Cabaret in Montreal, she has been the winner of International Zero Gravity Aerial Arts festival, which was focused on artistry, her most recent work was a cinematographic aerial silks performance commissioned by Firefly Theatre which was also showcased at the Alberta Contemporary Circus Arts Festival.
Kadri has been involved with Circus for most of her life, alongside of being put into music school at the age of 5 where she learnt classical piano for many years. Due to the fact that the circus community is fairly small in a country of 1.3 million people, Kadri's curiosity has taken her to live, train and perform with various companies in Mexico and Canada over the years.