Circus Therapy

Liam Quat learned how to juggle 17 years ago when he was 10 years old. For the past five years, the Bedminster, NJ, resident has been teaching and performing, specializing in object manipulation and balance. He currently works for The Circus Place in Hillsborough, NJ.

Quat recently visited Matheny and provided an interactive circus performance and workshop for students at The Matheny School, helping stimulate their imagination, creativity, and physical fitness in a playful, social setting. Among the therapeutic benefits from Quat’s performance: self-esteem, ability to overcome fears, balance, flexibility, coordination, focus and attention.


Liam Qua introduces scarf juggling to student Jamil Jones as speech-language pathologist Emily Teed looks on.


One of the many types of juggling performed by Liam Quat for Matheny School students.