Dauntless Juggler, Acrobat, Comedian Nick Pike to Perform

Nick Pike
Nick Pike

Sept. 23, 2013               

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— On Friday, October 4 at 8 p.m., British-born juggler, acrobat and comedian Nick Pike will have audiences at the edge of their seats during his daring performance at Hansen Student Center (300 E. Beecher St., Bloomington). The event is free and open to students and the public.

Pike’s performances promise high-energy juggling routines, extreme stunts and fast-paced comedy with audience interaction. A 2010 quarterfinalist for “America’s Got Talent,” the juggler integrates extreme twists into typical juggling routines. One variation includes a blindfolded Pike juggling a sharp knife, meat cleaver and flaming torch while walking on a kerosene-covered path of broken glass.

During his time on “America’s Got Talent”, Pike surpassed 70,000 people to become part of the Top 48 acts. In his final performance on the show, the daredevil’s act broadcasted live to over 20 million viewers. Sharon Osbourne, a judge on the program, praised Pike as “A one man show, very, very entertaining.”

For over 21 years, Pike has performed for crowds across the world. As one of the few people in the world who holds a bachelor of arts honors degree in contemporary circus and theatre from the Circus Space in London, he is highly experienced in his craft. He performed at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Sweden and Scandinavia’s leading Contemporary Circus Company, Cirkus Cirkor. Most recently, Pike has headlined at over 65 college campuses and a variety of cruise lines.

For additional information regarding the event, contact Director of Student Activities and Leadership Programs Colin Stewart at (309) 556-3850.

Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu