Matthias Staley was five years old when his father taught him to juggle. Not long after he developed a strong passion for the art of circus. He has performed with many circuses, including Circus Flora where he juggled and tumbled with the St. Louis Arches, and performed stunt-riding on horses with Ianna Spirit Riders. Matthias began teaching at the age of 15. His passion is to share this incredible art form, both through performing and teaching. Matthias is capable of many different types of circus arts, but specializes in ground work such as juggling and other object manipulation, single and partner acrobatics, handstands, and tomfoolery.