When Thom Wall walks on stage, you get high energy and smart comedy. With a habit of delighting audiences of all sizes, Thom seamlessly combines award-winning juggling, acrobatic stunts, and theatrical comedy into a show that will leave you smiling down to your toes.
Have you ever seen a grown man jump-rope with a string of sausages? Have you seen anyone dive through a bicycle rim that’s been lined with rat-traps? Thom’s stage spectacular is just that – spectacular! It’s a celebration of human absurdity, backed up with some of the most surprising and innovative juggling technique in the world today.
Thom can adapt his act to fit any venue – from casinos to dive bars, rock festivals to theme parks, Thom isn’t just a world-class juggler, he’s a versatile performer who can make your next event shine!
Thom Wall is a consecutive two-time world champion three ball juggler, silver medal winner at the International Jugglers’ Association 2012 Senior Stage Competitions, and a fixture on Luke Burrage’s annual “Top 40 Jugglers of the Year” list online.
His organic style has been cultivated through training with renowned juggler Stefan Sing, intense modern dance study with Donlin Marsh of the Martha Graham Dance Company, as well as acrobatic and theatrical training with Ringling Brothers’ Clown College graduates at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Thom has always known that he would spend his life in the circus. He fell in love with juggling at a young age, delighted by performers on streets and stages across the country — an opportunity afforded to him by his parents as they moved the family coast to coast through his childhood. Thom was inspired by variety artists’ ability to convey stories and emotion through creative feats of daring and bravado. Since these early impressions, he has tirelessly refined his craft.
After graduating from Washington University in Saint Louis with a BA in Germanic Languages, Thom was hired by the Hellzapoppin Sideshow Revue to juggle knives onstage at rock ‘n roll concerts. Shortly thereafter, he was picked up by the Boulder Ballet Company to perform in a non-traditional production of “The Nutcracker” which featured acrobatic, juggling, and equilibristic routines. There, he helped choreograph and perform a fast-paced club passing routine to the Russian Suite, alongside juggling greats Peter Davison (of Airjazz fame) and Cindy Marvell (from Lazer Vaudeville). Thom has performed over one-thousand shows since graduating from university, inspiring audiences with his unique blend of theatricality, dance, and juggling technique.
Today, Thom can be found performing at venues all across North America, for clients such as The Boeing Company, the United States National Guard, the YMCA, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, and Aveda. Most recently, Thom collaborates with Curtis Carlyle in a cutting-edge comedy juggling show entitled “The Hopeless Throwmantics” — A highbrow/lowbrow Vaudeville duet that features technical egg juggling, a tiny drum kit, and jokes about giraffes with only three legs.
Judy Finelli Award – Humboldt State University, Arcata, California – 2012
Silver Medal – International Jugglers’ Association Senior Stage Championships – Winston-Salem, North Carolina – 2012
First Place – Three Ball Open – International Jugglers’ Association Individual Prop Competition – Sparks, Nevada; Rochester, Minnesota – 2010, 2011
First Place – eXtreme Juggling Competition, Four Ball Division – Sparks, Nevada – 2010
Humboldt State University – Arcata, California
Washington University in St. Louis – St. Louis, Missouri
Fontbonne University – St. Louis, Missouri
Reed College – Portland, Oregon
University of Waterloo – Waterloo, Ontario
Texas School for the Deaf – Austin, Texas
Drexel University – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, New York
University of Victoria – Saanich, British Colombia
Seaworld Parks and Entertainment
The Missouri State National Guard Association
St Louis Special School District
Neil Goldberg’s Cirque Dreams
Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
New England Center for Circus Arts
l’Ecole de Cirque du Quebec
The Randy Dandies
Hellzapoppin Sideshow Revue
What they're saying:
"Humor, talent, and a genuine personality. Thom encompasses all aspects of a passionate entertainer, bringing laughter and a sense of awe to the audience. It was a pleasure!" (Whitney Girard, Drexel University)
"Part modern dance, part site swap, and part fiesta, the intriguing and original romp took ball juggling to the edge." (International Jugglers' Association)
"This guy can really juggle!" (Tom Green, MTV)
"Like a scene from Dirty Dancing!" (Sharon Osborne, America's Got Talent)
"Original and very technical. Makes us all think what we missed out on, following rules and teaching standards." (Kristian Kristof, Six-time international circus festival winner)
"Japanese juggling by an American with European sensibilities! (user, jongle.net)