Mike is very laid back once the curtains close and the stage lights fade. But on stage, he is a tightly wound ball of energy; an artist who focuses so intently on his work that he has emerged as best in his field. His ability to invent and perform the most technically difficult tricks in the world allowed him to capture first place in the international juggling championships.
Mike grew up in the small town of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. At nine years old, he picked up the skill of juggling in just a few minutes, and a year later he was putting on his first performance. Mike honed his skills all through high school performing at fairs and festivals, and grew as a comedian as well. At just 19, Mike was already headlining for all the major cruise lines, performing an astonishing 50 minutes of original material.
All that work finally paid off for Mike when, just a few years later, he walked away with the gold medal at the international juggling championships in Montreal, Canada. In 2002, Mike used his diverse entertaining experience to produce his first large production show called Toy Land. He has formed a creative partnership with five talented musicians who let his one of a kind juggling patterns and transitions dictate the musical experience. Together they would perform this inventive show at larger music venues alongside many nationally recognized bands. Mike then went on to perform pieces from that show at some of the hottest and most famous nightclubs throughout the United States and Europe.
Performing alongside DJ standouts like Carl Cox, Pete Tong, and Armin Van Buuren, Mike would make the music come alive before one's very eyes. The shows he performs now are distant departures from the first show he performed when he was ten years old. He has traveled and performed at more shows than most jugglers do in a lifetime and he has made people from all over the world and from all age groups become fans of juggling. 1
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