Zach Shugart began his exploration into prop manipulation at the age of 16. He began spinning Poi after seeing videos from youtube and quickly found a deep passion for the art form. For the next two years he relied on online tutorials and personal exploration to further his practice.
During that time he also began to explore other props such as Shaolin Rope Dart and Nunchaku which helped to greater diversify his artistic style.
At the age of 20 Zach began to intensify his practice and devote himself to bettering his personal style and progress his art to a professional level. During this time he began attending festivals focused on prop manipulation and art to learn from masters of each prop. Zach's passion helped to drive his daily practice.
Now at the age of 22, he has been intensively practicing juggling for one year in hopes to pursue a career in Circus while helping to share his knowledge with others to further the community.