Sakari Männistö is a professional juggler, circus artist and a director from Finland.
Immersed in the world of circus from a young age, Sakari started juggling at 13 and soon began devising his own shows. He studied under the tutelage of Arcadi Poupon, Maksim Komaro, Denis Paumier and Jay Gillian. Throughout his career Sakari has been involved as a performer and director in over 40 different circus performances with companies such as Agit-Cirk (Tenho, Saivo at Kiasma Helsinki, JONG with Avanti! Orchestra), Circo Aereo (Ro-Pu, Motet) and Gandini Juggling (Motet, Smashed and 4x4: Ephemeral Architectures). He has performed throughout Finland, Central Europe, Russia, Canada and the USA. Sakari has also taught master class workshops at ENC Montréal, Lille-Lomme, Berlin Katakomben and National Centre for Circus Arts (London).
Apart from his performing and teaching work, Sakari is also a founding Artistic Director of Agit-Cirk and the Silence Festival in Lapland (2006-present) and London (2017).