Roy Pomerantz, a professional juggler who has been featured in “The New York Times” and appeared on Good Morning America and CBS Nightly News, says that anyone can become skilled at juggling. The secret is practice. Even ten minutes a day can get you on the right track.
He was interested in magic as a kid, but became frustrated when it did not allow him to fully explore his creativity. He turned to juggling after discovering a book that would ultimately change his life, Carlo’s Book of Juggling. He quickly mastered all of the tricks and began moving on to more difficult techniques.
While focused on improving and deepening his understanding of the skill, he chose to attend Columbia College because New York City had a thriving juggling community. He found a community there where he could share and learn alongside other performers.
Mentorship is an important concept in the juggling community, and Pomerantz was thrilled to have been invited to study at the New York School for Circus Artists by the world-renown juggler, Michael Moschen. Moschen emphasized combing dance and juggling, looking at the audience while juggling, and being an innovator.
Roy Pomerantz knows that helping young people learn how to juggle builds self-esteem. By developing acts that are unique and speak clearly to the personality of the performer, juggling transcends mastering tricks.
Juggling is about finding creative ways to showcase discipline, grace, and individuality.