Thomas Janke was born on April 16, 1995, in Memmingen, Germany. At the age of eight, he discovered his passion for the art of juggling after attending shows with his father. He then started practicing at home with fruits and eggs. Shortly after, his parents enrolled him in the local children's circus group led by Marina Ruppel. There, he learned the basics of juggling with balls, rings, and clubs and was a member of the group for two years.

A significant encounter for young Thomas took place in 2006 when he met juggling legend Anthony Gatto in Stuttgart. Gatto gifted the eleven-year-old Thomas a DVD with his best tricks and world records. This encounter ignited a strong passion that significantly influenced his path ahead.

By the age of eleven, Thomas Janke was already considered a prodigy. In 2006, he was discovered by renowned show producers at various competitions and festivals, including the prestigious "European Youth Circus" in Wiesbaden. This marked the beginning of his career, which he continued alongside his schooling with numerous appearances on TV shows, galas, circuses, and variety events.

That same year, Thomas landed his first contract as a juggler in a Christmas circus in Holland. Shortly after, internationally acclaimed productions took notice of him, including the Christmas circus Conelli in Zurich, Circus Krone in Munich, and the Fashion Week in Berlin. Today, Thomas has turned his hobby into a profession and is recognized as one of the best and fastest professional jugglers in the world.


In the Press

“Faster than juggler Thomas Janke are only a few worldwide”

Westfälische Nachrichten

“The new Anthony Gatto? - simply sensational.”

EYC Wiesbaden

“A young star with big ambitions”

Momente Bad Oeynhausen

“A boy from Memmingen is Germany’s exceptional talent”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

„He tore the spectators of the red seats: Juggler Thomas Janke”


“Thomas Janke is only 13 years old - but as a juggler already world famous.”