Philippe Ducasse is a contemporary circus artist, specialising in contact staff and contact ball juggling. He also works across disciplines and is trained in a variety of other forms including clowning, handstands, dance, acrobatics, fire-spinning and mime. Growing up between Paris and Milan, Philippe was captivated by painting and music from an early age, and as a teenager quickly fell in love with dance and juggling. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Exeter, he attended a martial arts school in China for nine months. He went on to complete a three year circus programme at Die Etage School for Performance and Visual Arts in Berlin, graduating with a focus on object manipulation.