LukeBurrage.com
INTERNATIONAL JUGGLER AND ENTERTAINER

Apart from the juggling shows I perform on cruise ships, I get up to all kinds of other things. Here's some things I'm proud of:

For one, I'm currently the top ranked combat juggler in the world. What does that mean?

Combat is the "juggling martial art" where the only rule is "last person juggling wins"! Of the roughly 700 people who've taken part in official tournaments over the last few years, I come out as the top ranked player in both 2015 and 2016. For a taste of what that looks like, check out this video of me in front of a few thousand people in Italy a few years ago:

I also keep track of everywhere I juggle, and I'm up to over 120 countries. I've performed on every continent too, including Antarctica. The best way to get a taste of this is to check out my International Juggler 2015 video:

I perform at many juggling conventions and festivals around the world, and I'm in demand as a show host and workshop leader. My current most popular workshops are "The Performance of Juggling" and "Luke Burrage's Club Classroom".

I'm a world record breaking juggler, although now all my past records have since been broken by younger jugglers, so I'm not currently listed anywhere on the Juggling World Record page on wikipedia. Anyway, for a while I was one half of the duo who juggled the highest ever number of objects of any kind between two people: 19 balls.

I also hold the record for Haggis juggling, a record I set in 2007:

I'm one of only three jugglers to feature on the "Top 40 Jugglers of the Year" chart every year since its first year in 2003, usually in the top 10. This might sound impressive, but I also happen to be the one who runs the poll and collates the results, so I understand any scepticism that this is a true measure of my popularity. I don't keep year-by-year results myself, but thankfully volunteers at a juggling wiki have that covered.

Past things I'm proud of:

The Juggling Podcast ran for 63 episodes from 2006 to 2008. I hosted it with Pola Brändle and it was the first internet-based interview and discussion show in either audio or video.

I started the British Young Juggler of the Year in 2005, an annual show based on the Young Musician of the Year, to encourage young jugglers to start performing or work on elevating their performing skills. I ran it for a few years, then turned it over to a series of volunteers who have kept it running every year since. Many of the participants and winners have gone on to become professional jugglers.

I won the International Jugglers' Association Peoples' Choice Award in 2004, the only honor decided by popular vote that year. Which was pretty cool.