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Shay Erlich is a hard of hearing, multiply disabled, and genderqueer child and youth care practitioner, wheelchair dancer, and circus artist. Shay holds a MA degree in Child and Youth Care from Ryerson University and their recent thesis project explored how social circus can be understood as child and youth care practice. Shay’s performing experience includes performing theatre and prose pieces at various Toronto venues. Shay is currently looking to find intersections between wheelchair dance and partner acrobatics and is excited about the future of this new art form. Shay is presently in the process of founding The Cyborg Circus Show - a circus company that focuses on cultivating disabled and non-traditional circus artists and producing circus performance that celebrates the limitless world of disabled circus performers.