Phil Illy

Phil Illy is a Portland-based circus artist who specializes in hooping, handstands, juggling, and fire performance. He has been practicing various circus disciplines for 5 years. He has taught handstand and hoop workshops at Pacific Fire Gathering, WTFestival, and Burning Man. Phil is perhaps the most adept handstanding hoop-twerker in Portland.

Workshops with the Crystal Ballers:


Whether learning headstand or advancing your handstand, we will help you level up in this inversion workshop which will take place at 11am Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Crystal Baller’s dome . BYO yoga mat if you care about comfort. Topics covered include: Headstands, Forearm Stands, Handstands, L-sit, Elbow Lever, Tuck Planche, wrist warm ups for safety, and relevant flexibility.

Juggles for Muggles

Come dabble in the Sisyphean art of throwing and catching things! If you have one or more limbs, you can do this! We believe in you!!! Bring things to juggle if you have them, come even if you don’t. We will have props to juggle.