RIN­GLING PICKS ITS FIRST FE­MALE RING­MAS­TER

The Denver Post - - NEWS -

el­len­ton, fla.» The Rin­gling Bros. and Bar­num & Bai­ley circus has its first fe­male ring­mas­ter.

Feld En­ter­tain­ment Inc. is the par­ent com­pany of the Florid­abased circus. The com­pany said in a state­ment Wed­nes­day that Kris­ten Michelle Wil­son will be the first-ever fe­male ring­mas­ter in its 146-year his­tory.

Wil­son starts her new role next month and her first per­for­mance will be in her home­town of Or­lando, Fla., dur­ing “Circus Xtreme” show.

She will be­come the 39th ring­mas­ter in Rin­gling Bros.’ his­tory.

Wil­son has a pro­fes­sional back­ground in the­ater and singing.

A ring­mas­ter typ­i­cally in­tro­duces each act in the circus.

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