ericbates floatHow Eric Got Started

Eric grew up in Vermont and has been juggling for as long as he can remember. After getting hooked on circus at a circus summer camp he went on to the National Circus School of Montreal to make it his career. There he began working with Alex and Tristan to become the Barcode Circus Company.

Career Highlights

Highlights include winning a Silver medal and Audience choice award for Russian bar and a Bronze medal for cigar box juggling at Cirque de Demain and being voted both Best Manipulation Act and Best Acrobatic Act for his boxes and russian bar numbers in Sequence 8 by La Republique International des Arts.

He has also performed on France Incroyable Talent, La Plus Grande Cabaret du Monde and La Vie Est Un Cirque television shows and done numerous performances with Les 7 Doigts de la Main including their New York stationary show Queen of the Night, and thrilling audiences around the world with Sequence 8.

Beyond Circus

In the rare moments he’s not upside down or throwing something (or someone!) in the air, Eric enjoys playing chess, taking motorcycle adventures and baking apple pies.

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