List of jugglers

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A juggler is a person who practices object manipulation for entertainment, sport or recreation. Famous professional jugglers have come from many countries and have performed their skills live in circuses, variety theatres, casinos, cruise ships, festivals, street venues and on television. This list shows notable jugglers for reasons of success as a professional performer, world record holder, official competition winner or inventor of patterns or tricks.




Wilfred Dubois (b. 1892)

Czech Republic[edit]



  • Trixie - known as 'the first lady of juggling'. Appearance on stage and film.[2][3]


  • Enrico Rastelli - a former holder of multiple world records. Considered by many to be the greatest juggler in history.


  • Niels Duinker - comedy juggler and holder of multiple Guinness World Records.

Russia (or the former USSR)[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

  • Alex Barron - holds multiple ball numbers juggling world records
  • Sean Gandini - holds multiple ring passing numbers juggling world records
  • Rod Laver - notable for ping pong ball juggling routine. Numerous appearances on stage and television worldwide.
  • Haggis and Charlie - juggling performers, teachers and authors. Appearances at festivals, stage and television.[6] See Charlie Dancey books below in 'Further reading'.
  • Steve Rawlings - many appearances on stage and television.[7]

United States[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • Ziethen, Karl-Heinz & Serena, Alessandro 2003 Virtuosos of Juggling, Renegade Juggling, Santa Cruz ISBN 0 9741848 0 2
  • Ziethen, Karl-Heinz & Allen, Andrew 1985 Juggling: The Art and its Artists, Werner Rausch & Werner Luft Inc, Berlin ISBN 3-9801140-1-5
  • Summers, Kit 1987
  • Juggling with Finesse, Finesse Press, San Diego ISBN 0 938981 00 5
  • Finnigan, Dave 1987 The Complete Juggler, Vintage Books, New York ISBN 0 394 74678 3
  • Dancey, Charlie 2001 Encyclopedia of Ball Juggling, Butterfingers, Devon ISBN 1 898591 13 X
  • Dancey, Charlie 1995 Compendium of Club Juggling Butterfingers, Bath ISBN 1 898591 14 8