I'm a belly dancer and a performer who has a fine appreciation for juggling and skill toys. I first learned to juggle in college when a fellow student taught me how. Not knowing that there was much beyond the 3 ball cascade, I grew bored and didn't keep up with it. Occasionally I would pick up three objects to see if I could still do it, and surprised myself that I could. Over a decade passes and a friend invited me to come along to the local juggling club. Wow was I surprised at how cool and mesmerizing juggling could be. Since then, I have been involved in help organize past juggling festivals at Seattle Center with the Cascade Jugglers. I loved the opportunity to show the general public this amazing world and help teach them this lifetime sport.
I've been juggling off and on since 4th grade, but I first started juggling regularly and passing clubs my 2nd year of college in '87 which is where I first learned clubs and how to pass. At college, I also learned to ride a unicycle and rode my first giraffe, which was a big step, because I'm afraid of heights. I've been juggling in Seattle with the Cascade Jugglers since I moved here in '91 and haven't stopped yet. I consider myself a fan of club passing in the original spelling of the word which is "fanatic". You'll find me almost every Wednesday evening at the Ballard Community Center where the Cascade Jugglers meet to practice I also do meteors, unicycle/giraffe, yo-yo, diabolo and knot throwing/tying. If you want to do any of these things or maybe all of them together, come find me at the festival and we'll give it a whirl, literally.