Born and raised in Seattle, Nickolai was inspired to learn how to juggle after attending a juggling convention by chance. He fell in love with the art form and moved to Germany to pursue circus arts with a focus on juggling, object manipulation, and performance. Nickolai travels widely to perform and teach. His work has been featured with a diverse range of shows and clients including Microsoft, Seattle Art Museum and Sculpture Park, The Seattle Mayor’s Office, Queensryche, Circus of Dreams, The Moisture Festival, and Seattle Opera. When he isn’t coaching or performing, he enjoys illustration, movies, and lots of coffee. You can find more information about him at nickolaipirak.com.