Some photography provided by Drew Garaci
Since 2010, she has been performing over 1000 shows around the Northeast for parties, events, festivals, and private celebrations.
Katy's other website is www.katybeellc.com
BEE BEE Clown's mission is to offer original circus show experiences with a positive, empowering, and customized activities that give children and adults exercise and fun in an engaging and exciting atmosphere.
What she's Achieved
- Best of 2015 Gigmasters
- Best of 2014 Gigmasters
- Best of 2013 Gigmasters
- Best of 2012 Gigmasters
- More than 30 "5-star" reviews on multiple websites
- Numerous stage shows
- Entertained thousands of children
- Entertained in schools, daycares, and preschools
Katy BEE has performed with organizations like Food Not Bombs, Grotest Maru (Berlin), the NFL Probowl (Hawaii), The Black Rock Arts Foundation (San Francisco), and has been seen on screen in Arliss (HBO), and in Whip It (2009) as her other character Warrior Girl (est.1993).
Kate McGlynn, aka Katy BEE, has a BFA in interdisciplinary art from the San Francisco Art Institute and has an MBA from University of Maryland University College. She has been found over the last 20 years in the United States, Canada, Hawaii, and Europe on stages, castles, big screens, small screens, streets, national events and at local birthday parties. She attended circus school in Spain where she specialized in acro-balance and clowning. She studiedZen Clown with Moshe Cohen, founder of Clowns without Borders.
In high school and college, she won leadership awards, and later won first place in Barcelona for a human statue. Recently she has won "Best of 2012 and 2013" gigmasters.com awards.
She loves languages. Katy BEE can entertain in Spanish fluently, French pretty well, and just for fun, she collects phrases in German, Italian, Hindi, Urdu, Farsi, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Korean, to share with the kids their parents heritage or simply global culture.
Her Clown Kung Fu act takes kids through a follow-the-leader game that incorporates many languages. The children get to learn and teach language during the activity, if they speak something other than English.
Since her teens, she has worked with children and adults, from creating events with school boards to touring with Brainstormers elementary school theatre troupe throughout the mid-west. Her focus is on empowerment, fairness, and creativity, using chicago style improvisation as an influence to help the kids access their creativity. The parents are always welcome to participate in any activity as well! :)