fritzFritz Grobe

Fritz has over 20 years experience as a professional juggler, creative director, and choreographer for award-winning circus acts and stage performances. He was artistic director of the juggling and dance ensemble blink, which toured North America and Europe for five years and won the International Jugglers Championships in Las Vegas.

He was a lead actor and the featured solo clown in the original cast of Birdhouse Factory, a Cirque du Soleil spinoff that the New York Times called “exceptional.” As a juggler, he has won five gold medals at the International Jugglers Championships and has set a world record for bounce juggling.

For 15 years and 100+ performances, Fritz has been a writer and performer for The Early Evening Show, Maine’s longest running variety show, which CBS Sunday Morning called “must-see reality.”

In addition to his work with Eepybird Studios, Fritz serves as an advisor and artistic consultant to several top international circus performers. During the summers, he teaches at Celebration Barn Theater, a renowned performing arts school in South Paris, Maine, where he also directed the original play, Thumbs Up.

Fritz has no regrets that he left his studies of mathematics at Yale University to run away and join the circus. He has a large collection of Legos and lives in the small town of Buckfield, Maine.