In juggling circles, Michael Menes became recognized early in his career as a juggling legend through his performances at juggling conventions combining juggling with mime and dance with a musically inspired less-is-more approach to choreography. Fritz Grobe, 5 times IJA gold medalist and founder of viral internet video maker Eepybird described one of Michael’s classic acts as: “Arguably, the greatest three ball routine of all times.”
Michael went on to study theater, mime, and improvisation at the Celebration Barn Theater school in South Paris, Maine where he studied intensively with the director-teacher Tony Montanaro who was a student of the famous French mime Marcel Marceau. Today, Michael is an über-juggler and theatrical chameleon who makes his living performing all around the world. He has appeared with CIRQUE du SOLIEL on the SOLTROM SERIES for the Bravo Channel, three times on the prestigious French TV Variety Show “LE GRANDE CABARET DU MONDE” in Paris, JUST FOR LAUGHS in Montreal, and on the “INTERNATIONAL HUMOR FESTIVAL” TV Special on CCTV in China, a program that aired to over 200 million people across Asia. Michael also works for many major cruise lines including Disney, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America and others.