Juggling Club


This class is taught by:

Erica Saben

Erica Saben has been a student of movement her whole life. She has performed and studied with great minds in multiple countries, collecting knowledge on numerous dance styles and circus disciplines. Her stage career began at the age of 12, performing as a trombone player with the Sugar and Jazz orchestra in Buffalo, NY. She went on to acquire a BS in Dance and Political Science from SUNY Brockport, as well as a graduate degree in Caribbean Dance and Culture from Edna Manley College in Kingston, Jamaica. Saben relocated to Philadelphia after college, where she performed with numerous dance companies including Latin Nation, Brazil Productions, London's Royal Ballet, Miro Dance Theatre, and many more. Her circus career began by accident when she was spotted on stage at Philadelphia's Academy of Music by the Give and Take Jugglers. She was invited to join their touring show and taken under the wing of Dave Gillies and Nick Gregory, who shared their 30 years of circus knowledge. Later Saben was introduced to Shana Kennedy, director of the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. Kennedy exposed her to aerials and tightwire as well as introducing her to Lin Junming, her acrobatics coach. While teaching at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts Erica was able to develop her tight wire curriculum. 

Jon Deline

Jon Deline is an accomplished actor and circus performer. Jon has performed with the award-winning clown troupe Pi domestically and internationally for the last 7 years. Performance venues and festivals include The Berkshire Fringe, The Boulder Fringe, The Winnipeg Fringe, The Piggery, San Francisco Fringe, Teatro Zinzani, The Lone Star Circus, The Tini Tinou International Circus Festival, The Climate Theater, and The Traveling Jewish Theater.

Jon's theater credits include both Dromeos in Marin Shakespeare's production of A Comedy of Errors, Miss Deep South in the Robbie Wayne Production of Pageant the Musical, the world premiere of Oskar: And the Last Straw as Oskar with the Theaterworks Education Department, the Golem in Alter Theater's production of A Man, His Wife, and His Hat, and Superior Donuts with Theater Works where he played Kiril.

Jon is also an accomplished teacher of children of all ages around the Bay Area. He teaches circus arts and theater arts at Circus Center and the Palo Alto Children's Theatre.

Audrey Spinazola

Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Audrey found her way to the city by the Bay in pursuit of her dream to become a clown. After graduating the Clown Conservatory in 2009, she studied physical theater with James Donlon and Leonard Pitt in their conservatory program at the Flying Actor Studio. She is now the proud co-founder of Main Street Theater, teaches children's circus at Circus Center, and can be seen out and about performing with her musical duo Carl and Beatrice.

Jade Ford

Born 19 Jan, 1947. Yes, I am incredibly old. Started juggling in the middle 1970's. I learned from a pamphlet and didn't know any other jugglers for several years. Then I discovered other jugglers. Better than that, I discovered new juggling tricks, props other than balls, and different juggling forms. I have attended many juggling conventions, IJA conventions and local conventions such as Lodi, when there was a Lodi juggling convention. I took up club swinging which I learned from convention workshops but mostly I taught myself from the book 'Club Swinging.' I moved to New Zealand in 1984. While there I was a professional juggler and street performer from about 1991 - 1996. During that time I appeared on New Zealand national television. I was in commercials and appeared on N.Z. 'Sale of the Century.' I also taught juggling professionally. I continued to work on club swinging and took up ball spinning. I returned to the U.S. in 1996 and began my association with the Circus Center. I ran Sunday night juggling from about 2000 until about 2012. I am known in the juggling community as a club swinger though my juggling and ball spinning are not bad. I have appeared a few times in the International Jugglers Assoc magazine 'Jugglers World' as a performer and presenting a couple of tricks.

Experienced juggler or a newbie looking to learn? Come hang out at Juggling Club and collaborate in a fun, low-pressure environment with our experienced instructor. Bring your friends and play with our juggling toys: scarves, balls, feathers, clubs and more. All levels are welcome in this FREE club!

 

Everyone age 8 and older is welcome, however, all students under age 18 must have a parent sign our general release form, and children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent at all times.

 

No prerequisites, no experience necessary.