Juggling Lessons with Jacob D’Eustachio
“Jacob’s private instruction on ball bouncing was extremely helpful and thorough. He very quickly identified my goals and helped me to reach them as quickly as possible. He utilized the time well, balancing instruction and practice time in a way that made me feel like I got the most out of it.” – Michael Karas (Professional juggler, the Flying Karamazov Brothers)
“As someone who failed to teach himself, I can honestly attest to Jacob’s superb talent at teaching Juggling! The way he broke down the skills necessary allowed me to create a very solid foundation. He is also extremely adaptable, which I noticed as he tried to teach people at different levels. He is truly a wonderful teacher!” – Guilllermo Alonso (Actor, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival)
I’m back in NYC after a fantastic year of performing in England, Australia, and Russia and I’m here to stay. I’d love to share what I’ve learned in my years of training (I am a former apprentice to Kris Kremo and a graduate of Canada’s École de Cirque de Québec) and performing (I’ve appeared in 15 countries on five continents) with you. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a few tips to learn four balls and structure your practice, or you’re an expert hoping to take your act to an international circus festival, I’d love to help you achieve your goals!
Here’s a little about me:
I grew up in NYC and learned to juggle as a really shy ten-year-old. Juggling has always given me feelings of calm and self worth. I love how tangible the progress in juggling is, how little infrastructure is required for it (you can practice anywhere), how the creativity in juggling is limitless (everyone can find his/her/their own style of juggling and can use juggling to tell their stories), and how juggling can be both an individual and a group activity (you can juggle alone or do patterns involving 20 or more people). When I was 18, I moved to Canada to attend l’École de Cirque de Québec and since then some of my career highlights have included touring England with the critically acclaimed Gifford’s Circus
(where I appeared before Adele and Hugh Grant), juggling to sold-out audiences with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and at the Kennedy Center, being the only American invited to compete in Moscow’s prestigious Nikulin Circus Festival in 2018 (You can see a video from my performance in Moscow here
), and touring Australia with Strut & Fret Production House’s cutting edge cabaret Love Riot
. As a teaching artist, I’ve taught circus for both the Big Apple Circus’s Circus Afterschool program, and for South Africa’s Zip Zap Circus
, where my work included teaching juggling and improv to HIV-positive children in Cape Town’s townships as well as coaching private students between my tours.
To see more of my work please click here
Available weekday afternoons/evenings and weekends.