Artistic Directors

Sean and Kati, photo by Ludo

2011: Sean and Kati, photo by Ludovic des Cognets

Sean Gandini
As a child growing up in Havana, Sean was fascinated by Magic and Mathematics. In the 1980s, he was a regular performer in London’s Covent Garden and toured with various theatre groups. Since then, Sean has spent the last 25 years researching and contributing to all aspects of juggling; he is a prolific creator and his work also extends to choreography and directing.

With Gandini Juggling, Sean has performed in over 2,500 shows from art galleries to palaces; street corners to stadiums. He also regularly teaches in many of the world’s leading Circus Schools.

Kati Ylä-Hokkala
Kati is one of her generation’s iconic jugglers. Renowned as one of the leading innovators in dance/juggling, her ability to combine movement and extremely complex coordination is second to none. A former rhythmic gymnast, Kati’s juggling has a unique calm precision which comes from 25 years of throwing whilst standing on one leg. In recent years she has co-directed many of the company’s pieces.