Artists in Schools Directory


Matt Jergens

Artist's Narrative

Matt Jergens Matt Jergens has been educating and entertaining audiences with his interactive performances since 1993. He has had the privilege to perform at countless schools, libraries, festivals, and theme parks. Learning to juggle in his senior year of high school, Matt dreamed of a career in the performance arts. Now, it's a dream fulfilled as he averages over 300 shows a year, traveling nationwide from his home outside of Columbus, Ohio. Here's what schools are saying about his programs:

His environmental message was nicely mixed into his performance.
- Scioto Darby Elementary

He really connected with the kids.
- Tremont Elementary

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Recent Feedback from Schools

Matt Jergens is one of the best performers I have seen in a school setting. His topic, Reduce Reuse, Recycle fit right in with the social studies curriculum for all levels K-5. His juggling skills and riding the unicycle were big hits with the kids and he related everything to the topic. There was audience participation in which Mr. Jergens asked questions for the kids to answer rewarding them with a recycle pencil. The students were engaged from the very beginning and continued so throughout the performance. The teachers agreed that this presentation was one of the best.


Upon request.
This artist is based in Columbus. Travel charges may apply for schools outside of the area.

Programs Available

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! (Grades K-6)
Matt combines juggling with a Going Green theme for a fun and impactful show. Students will learn about natural resources and what they can do to save them for future generations. Highlights include unicycling, bean bag chair juggling, giant yo-yo manipulation, plate spinning, and a recycling game show.
Activity Options:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Fees: $450/ $150 each addt'l
  • Requirements: A large open space with access to an electrical outlet

Just for Fun Show (Grades K-6)
This presentation works great as a reward to the students when they have demonstrated improved grades or attendance. It can also fit in perfectly with school carnival events or end of the year celebrations. In this fast-paced comedy act, Matt will have your students laughing and cheering as he uses a wide variety of props. Whether he is juggling a bowling ball or balancing a basket of eggs twenty feet in the air, your students won't believe their eyes!
Activity Options:
Just for Fun Show
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Fees: $450/ $150 each addt'l
  • Requirements: A large open space with access to an electrical outlet