1995 IJA Individual Stage champion
Highest numbers juggled
Françoise Rochais (born 19 December 1973) is a professional juggler from Les Sables-d'Olonne, France. She has worked extensively in circus and variety shows all over Europe, Asia, and the United States since 1991.
Rather than using normal juggling clubs, Françoise mostly juggles other linear objects such as umbrellas, tennis rackets, and especially batons, which are much more difficult to juggle than clubs. She had already learned to twirl batons when she started juggling at the age of eight, and batons were the first thing she learned to juggle.
At the 1995 International Jugglers' Association Convention in Las Vegas, Françoise won a gold medal in the Individuals Stage competition, and she also won the Individual Club competition in the IJA Numbers Championships, with 52 catches of 6 batons. She has held the Guinness World Record for the most batons juggled (7) since 1999, performed with 7 batons onstage,(video) juggled 7 batons for 73 catches on video, and flashed 8 batons.