03/18/2014 10:50 am ET

Here's Video Of Your Dream Job As Ringleader Of A Cat Circus

Samantha Martin gladly works with performers who she says "suck" and are "unprofessional." She's the creator of the Amazing Acro-Cats cat circus.

Judging by the video above, her feline entertainers jump through hoops, balance on balls and play rock 'n' roll pretty darn well.

In the segment, the Chicago-based Martin says that unfulfilled dreams of training animals for film and television inspired her to put together her own troupe with stray and orphaned kitties. Crowds showed up immediately.

Half the tricks fail, she says, but audiences love that "the cats really kind of control the show and call the shots."

Just like cats do everywhere else.

(h/t Laughing Squid)