Four Jugglers With Physical Disabilities

Unknown Juggler with no legs (Courtesy of Michelle Gerdes) Juggling is a skill that is difficult for many people who don’t have a physical disability. Therefore, jugglers who have such disabilities stand out even more. Let’s take a look at four performing jugglers who developed their juggling skills despite a serious physical disability. John P. Thomas John P. Thomas was …

Steve Rawlings Interview

Steve Rawlings is a highly successful British comedy juggler. David Cain interviewed him so that we can all get to know him and his work better. DC: Would you please tell our readers a bit about yourself apart from your juggling? (Family, hobbies, etc.) SR: I married my amazing wife Rita 36 years ago, just before I started performing for …

Rostando

Rostando was the stage name of José Perez, a Spanish juggler who had originally been a part of his family’s famous restaurant juggling act, The Perezoffs. The Perezoffs, also known as the Charles Perezoff Company, were started by brothers Charles, José, and Francisco Perez in 1904. In the restaurant act, he played the part of young waiter, doing so in …

Miss Loni

  (Haz clic aquí para español.) Apollonia Abeen Van Voorden, artistically known as Miss Loni, was an extraordinary foot juggler. She was born on April 14, 1926, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. At age of 10, she began juggling with her feet. Her father, who owned a circus, with which they were able to travel in Europe, encouraged her to practice …

Stu Raynolds Obituary

We are sad to report that well-known juggler and prop maker Stu Raynolds passed away on February 17, 2020. Stuart Raynolds was born in 1927 in Chicago, Illinois (USA), the son of Harold Raynolds Senior and Dorothy Raynolds. He was a very strong technical juggler, and attended the first IJA Convention in 1948, shortly after finishing up his service in …

Ameron Rosvall Interview

Ameron Rosvall is a Swedish juggler of remarkable ability and innovation. David Cain interviewed him so that we can all get to know him and his work better. DC: Can you tell our readers a bit about yourself apart from juggling? AR: I was born in a homestead in Jämtland, Sweden. My family kept Hereford cattle and grew crops and …

Maya Rubtsova

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Maya Rubtsova in the circus boulevard. 1968. Maya Rubtsova was, at the time, one of the best jugglers of the USSR. Her real name is Maina Rubtsova Kostyuk. She was born on May 1, 1940. According to her birth certificate, she was born in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan; but in reality her origin might …