In Jest with Nels Ross

Nels Ross’ gravity-defying arts-in-education programs promote character education, wellness, math, science, reading, and fun!

Nels provides several popular performances that blend physical theater, variety arts, humor, music, and a theme. Teachers, students, and others consistently give these programs rave reviews. Study guides provide curriculum connections for the arts, language, physical education, social studies, math, and science. Also, programs can include workshops and be adapted to highlight specific goals or concepts.

Nels Ross is a highly sought after performer and presenter who has won the hearts of American and international audiences through his shows, keynotes, and more. He went to his first performing arts workshops at eight years old. During the next decade, he studied physical comedy, juggling, acting, and other arts, applying his talents everywhere from street festivals to theatrical productions.

Since those early days, Nels has studied theater at the University at Buffalo, completed degrees in mathematics and education, toured with a non-profit circus, trained with instructors from Ringling Brothers and Cirque du Soleil, written for Juggle magazine, taught many performing arts courses and workshops, and provided shows and presentations for countless schools, companies, organizations, and events.

Art Forms: Ensemble, Theater

PROGRAMS

Possibilities

Based on the principle that every person has value and purpose, this inspirational performance promotes character education, including respect, responsibility, resilience, and a growth mindset. The focus can be anti-bullying, diversity, Positivity Project, or other upon request.

Grade Level: Kindergarten-12
Audience Limit: 300
Performance cost (single): $595.00
Performance cost (back to back): $795.00

Performance cost (special): $495.00*
*For library, en route, and multiple bookings.

High on Life

Celebrate healthy choices for physical, mental, and social health in this uplifting performance, with age-appropriate messages on wellness, substance abuse, and “joy-full” living. Supports Red Ribbon Week, wellness, and drug/alcohol awareness.

Grade Level: Kindergarten-12
Audience Limit: 300
Performance cost (single): $595.00
Performance cost (back to back): $795.00

Performance cost (special): $495.00*
*For library, en route, and multiple bookings.

Fool STEAM Ahead

Promote Science Technology Engineering Arts & Mathematics exploration through juggling, bouncing, acrobatics, spinning plates, and other fun. Designed to reinforce STEM/STEAM initiatives.

Grade Level: Kindergarten-6
Audience Limit: 300
Performance cost (single): $595.00
Performance cost (back to back): $795.00

Performance cost (special): $495.00*
*For library, en route, and multiple bookings.

Read to Achieve

Get pumped up to “read, know, and grow” on a journey to wherever we want to go, through this upbeat and laughter-filled performance. A great kick off or complement to PARP, RIF, and related programs.

Grade Level: Kindergarten-6
Audience Limit: 300
Performance cost (single): $595.00
Performance cost (back to back): $795.00

Performance cost (special): $495.00*
*For library, en route, and multiple bookings.

The Greatest Show on Mirth

A celebration of life and laughter, and how each of us can help bring “mirth” or joy to the world, through the gifts we give and the gifts we become. Perfect for holidays, family fun nights, end of the year…

Grade Level: Kindergarten-Adult
Audience Limit: 300
Performance cost (single): $595.00
Performance cost (back to back): $795.00

Performance cost (special): $495.00*
*For library, en route, and multiple bookings.

Family Program

Any performance by In Jest with Nels Ross is available as a family night program at the regular fee. Or, if booked WITH a daytime program, ask about a discount fee!

Grade Level: Kindergarten-Adult
Performance cost (single): $595.00
Performance cost (back to back): $795.00

Performance cost (special): $495.00*
*For library, en route, and multiple bookings.

Juggling & Life Skills Playshop

Join in juggling and related activities for all skill levels, with peacock feathers, scarves, beanbags, or other props. These activities develop parts of the brain used in reading, writing, math, and science, as well as life skills such as goal-setting and resiliency. Combine with school assemblies, PE classes, after school programs…

$195 with a same-day performance, $295 without performance.

Grade Level: Kindergarten-Adult
Audience Limit: 50
Workshop cost (90 minutes or less): $295.00

Professional Development: Build Net Mirth

Staff can reduce stress and enhance joy, health, and productivity through humor and play. With a focus on the laughter-learning connection, participants will be energized and equipped to “build net mirth” and get more “smileage” out of work and life. Available as a one- to two-hour program for teacher appreciation, training, conferences, etc.

Grade Level: Adult

Performance cost (single): $595.00
Performance cost (back to back): $795.00

Performance cost (special): $495.00*
*For library, en route, and multiple bookings.

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