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The most experienced juggling instructor in British Columbia, Mike Battie has personally introduced more than 10,000 people to the joy of juggling.
He began sharing his performance expertise in 1987 by becoming the resident juggling/unicycle/stilts instructor for Vancouver Cirkids. Mike spent four summers with the Ailanthus organization, teaching Street Performing skills as a vehicle for building self-esteem.
In 1995 he began training a group of Abbotsford youths to become the resident performers for the Western Canada Games in that city. This group of high-school students later went on to perform professionally with Mike at the PNE, Grey Cup Gala and in a movie.
Mike travels every year to Winnipeg and Saskatchewan to share his skills with kids in the C.A.M.P. and C.A.P. programs.
Mike has also instructed for the Vancouver School Board's Adult Education program, taught privately for schools, colleges, and corporate functions, and conducted workshops at Science World and a wide variety of festivals.
Based in Vancouver, Canada. Copyright 2008 Mike Battie. Photographs by Hamid Attie. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.