Texas Juggling Society
Jugglefest XXIV
February 24-26, 2017
Austin, Texas

This Thursday, Feb 23, before Jugglefest, we will not have use of All Saint's Church until 10pm - midnight. Before and after the Marcus Monroe show, we will be juggling outside on the UT Main Mall Plaza. Click here for a detailed map.

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Jugglefest - Special Guests / Public Show Performers


After years of schedule conflicts, Marcus Monroe has finally turned down an international gig to perform in Austin and emcee this year's Jugglefest Public Show! We are honored to host the globetrotting comedy "rock star of jugglers". Check out Marcus' website for more superlatives and prestigious performances at festivals, stages, television, music concerts, cruise ships and circuses around the world.


Ben Conde
, a Depaul University graduate and graphic designer living in Los Angeles, California, has been playing with yo-yos since he was 4 years old. He is currently ranked number 1 in North America in the off-string division and has placed the last several years in the World Yo-Yo contest.

Wes Peden, on viewing an Etienne Chauzy diabolo video reported, "Let's watch this again! Etienne is lord!, so we decided to invite Etienne to Jugglefest. Etienne is an art student from Paris, France. He has been practicing diabolo since he was 11, has performed at juggling festivals in Europe and Japan and holds several diabolo records.

This year, Erin Stephens is celebrating her 25th Juggling Anniversary.  In celebration, she has traveled to 7 countries since last April to organize juggling competitions for the IJA, perform at juggling festivals, and get to know the juggling scenes of those regions. She has also spent the year crafting a new routine, with the coaching and collaborative guidance of Yuriy Pozdnyakov from Ukraine.  She is excited to bring this new routine, titled "Kickin' It", to Austin JuggleFest!

Jacob D'Eustachio
, born and raised in New York City, became infatuated with juggling at the age of ten. He has studied with master juggler, Kris Kremo, and is a graduate of the prestigious Ecole de cirque de Quebec. Graduating after three years, he was hired by renowned clown Bello Nock to be one of only six artists to appear in the debut of the "Bello Nock Circus".

Austin based circus artist and dancer Corean Gonzales is known for her graceful and artistic hula hooping skills. She travels professionally and performs hula hoops, LED hula hoops and aerial silk dancing for theater, corporate, concert, television, theme park, private and special events.

Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse
won first place in the 2016 IJA Juniors Championship in El Paso, Texas. In 2013 and 2015, he won the advanced overall championship at the World Juggling Federation. Jonah has been juggling since he was ten and also enjoys playing cello and ultimate Frisbee.

Jim Mackenzie
has been acting up since the age of 7. He began his professional juggling career, still without an act, at the Houston Festival in 1986 and has been entertaining audiences ever since, at Renaissance Festivals, Six Flags theme parks and Comedy Festivals, and recently served as Director of Clowning with The Houston Grand Opera.

Kansas City juggler Noah Schmeissner won first place in the Intermediate Competition at the World Juggling Federation. He and Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse placed third in both  Ball Passing and Ring Passing in the 2016 IJA Numbers Championships.

Since his 2011 performace at Austin Jugglefest, Josh Horton has graduated from college and later given up his full-time marketing job to juggle full-time. He is a 9 time gold medalist at the World Juggling Federation (WJF) and currently a staff member with the WJF. Josh lives in Dallas, Texas.

Mark Hayward returns to Austin to host our Friday night, anything-goes Renegade Show.

Mark is a professional comedy juggler, yo-yo performer, and all-around funny guy. He started yo-yoing and performing in high school. After majoring in Art, Mark dropped out of a graduate program in Metalsmithing to become a full-time performer. He is a member of the Duncan Crew, a former Masters Division World Yo-yo Champion, Spin Top Champion and has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman.