IJA Board Elections

IJA Board of Directors Candidates


Meet the IJA Board of Directors Candidates! The names of nominated IJA Board candidates are shown below, in the order nominated. Click on a name to go to the nominee’s candidacy statement, or scroll down the page to see all the statements.

Vote for up to four candidates in 2022.

Nominated Board Candidates and Their Candidacy Statements


The names and candidacy statements of nominated IJA Board candidates are shown below, in the order nominated. After reading the statements, please see the Voting Directions.

Hello! My name is Benjamin Domask-Ruh. I have just completed my first year as a board member for the IJA. During this time, I have learned the ins-and-outs, ups-and-downs, sides-to-sides of how the IJA operates! We are all a part of a complex system that truly provides our fellow jugglers with opportunities. I have had the privilege to work with the board and discuss/implement a number of IJA topics such as the IRC competitions, the annual festival, and our amazing social media engagement! And, after being inspired by my fellow board members, I applied and was excited to become our new Director of the Youth Juggling Academy. As a board member, I feel there is much left to learn. With your help, I would like the opportunity to continue serving the IJA as a member of our board and facilitate our mission of 'Rendering Assistance to Fellow Jugglers.' With your vote, I will continue serving the IJA through our shared passion for juggling. Thank you so much!
I'm Sofia Noethe and I am pleased to announce my candidacy for serving another term on the IJA Board of Directors. I previously served in this role from July 2018-2020, and am looking forward to the opportunity to serve the organization again in this capacity. As a lifelong juggler, I have benefitted from and appreciate that the IJA does for jugglers around the world and hope to lend my skills again alongside the other leaders here on the board to give back to the community.
My name is Ross Berenson, I have been an active IJA member for over 10 years. I have helped run four IJA festivals, including acting as the Festival Director for the 2021 Festival. Outside of the IJA, I have produced two NYC Juggle This! Festivals. In my daily life, I run my own web design and development business. I would like to bring these talents to the IJA board and help ensure the IJA is working with better tech to make the organization run a bit more efficiently. In addition, I would like to try and help the IJA becomes more self-sustaining.

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