Warren Hammond.

Warren was a virologist and genetic engineer for a few years after college, but then he decided to drop everything and pursue, well, not dropping everything.

His focus at Up Down Circus will be various juggling props and balancing. Look for balls, clubs, rings, diabolos, devil sticks, rolling globes, rola bola, and the occasional whip!

In addition to his teaching (for which he was received the International Jugglers’ Association Excellence in Education award with his wife, Bekah Smith), he also performs and competes regularly. He’s been on the Late Show with David Letterman, toured with the Off-Broadway show, Lazer Vaudeville, and currently tours with his two-man show, SMIRK! He’s also got two silver medals in the World Juggling Championships Teams division, as well as a bronze and gold medal in the numbers juggling World Championships. His former students have gone on to have successful performing careers spanning the streets, fairs and festivals and even Cirque Du Soleil. Warren is also available for private lessons.