Jonathan is a talented Singaporean Circus Artist who discovered his passion for the circus at the age of 11. He specializes in multiple circus disciplines and strives to create works that represent his identity and Singaporean culture.
Over the years, Jonathan has been invited to perform at festivals around the world. He made history as the first Singaporean to showcase his street show, 'The Planks and Ladders,' at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which is considered the largest fringe festival globally. Additionally, he is part of The Annoying Brothers act, which was featured in Asia's Got Talent Season 2.
Jonathan is heavily involved in Singapore's busking and circus arts community. He underwent a 5-year Mentorship Programme at Bornfire, where he was involved in the choreography and performances of various events and productions such as Chingay Parade and Esplanade Flipside. He was also part of the team that planned and organized the annual circus festival (Bornfire Festival). Through this mentorship, he collaborated with several arts collectives in Singapore, such as Orkestar Trio, SA, Nadi Singapura, scRach Marc, and many others.
In 2019, Jonathan founded The Buskers' Association of Singapore, a non-profit organization aimed at supporting and improving the capabilities of buskers in Singapore. His vision is to make busking one of the primary street cultures found in Singapore. During the COVID-19 restrictions in Singapore, Jonathan played a significant role in the Buskers' Lab initiative, started by the Buskers' Association (SG) and supported by the National Arts Council. This initiative aimed to push buskers to explore the boundaries and test the limits of how street performances can be presented in Singapore.
Currently, Jonathan is pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Circus Arts at the National Centre for Circus Arts (National Circus) in London. He is constantly pushing the limits of how circus shows can be presented.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Diploma in Arts Business Management
Interned at the People's Association
PAssionArts Festival 2017 Secretariat Team
Managed data of 48 Festival Villages, 27 Facade Art Projects, and 66 plank art Projects
National Centre for Circus Arts (NCCA)
Foundation Degree in Circus Arts
The Foundation Degree in Circus Arts is a two-year course which aims to develop a broad range of the skills required as a professional circus artist.