I’m 25 years old and have performed in 13 countries, but I’m still at the beginning of my career. I’m excited to introduce my new act and a new direction in my work. My father is a scientist and my mother’s a philosopher and lawyer, and I grew up in New York City.
I started juggling as a hyperactive and curious 10 year old, and performed my first professional circus contract at 17. Later that year I began studying privately with Swiss juggler Kris Kremo. At 18 I moved to Quebec City to attend circus school and graduated 3 years later. I viewed juggling as something separate from my parents’ paths or my thoughts and questions about the world. A year ago, while working with contemporary dance and theater director Peter James, I realized that my questions about the relationship between my parents’ paths and mine, and my thoughts outside of circus brought meaning to my work. The dissonance between my control of my juggling props and my fight to control and make sense of my 6 ft 4 inch body, the world around me, and my place in it shapes my act.
15 years after learning to juggle, at times I feel like a 10 year old trapped in a 25-year-old’s body, yet juggling is my quirky way of making sense of the world and approaching questions that intrigue me.