Jim began in circus as a fire-dancer in OCircus! as a student at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He then found his way to SANCA in Seattle where he began his own acrobatic journey, and was inspired to make teaching circus his career. He then moved to New York City, where he joined Trapeze School New York as a flying trapeze and trampoline coach. Finally he found his way to NECCA and is loving life in Brattleboro. He loves teaching students of all skills and specialties how to jump and fly with confidence.