The team who hold this project together can be found below.

For the majority of questions, please use the Office contact details below and your query will be passed on to the relevant person.


Phone: 0049 176 2838 2520

Office Hours: 10.00 – 18.00 Monday-Friday

Oli Pinchbeck ( Project Management: After a successful early career in digital project management and some years touring as a street performer, Oli decided to apply his skill set to an area much closer to his heart – performing arts. He moved to Berlin in 2015 to start Katapult with Declan.

Declan Mee ( Answering the call of the Katakomben, Declan made Berlin his home some fourteen years ago, training, performing, teaching and organising juggling and circus-related endeavours of all kinds. As well as running Katapult, Declan is also the head juggling teacher at Die Etage in Berlin.

Zietra MøllerAssistant Director: A graduate of Die Etage, specialising in aerial rope and juggling, Zietra applies her management skills to all aspects of Katapult work, as well as leading our social media and communications. If you have questions, or are looking to get involved as a volunteer at Katapult, Zietra is there for you!

Kerstin OschabnigAdmin/Funding: After pursuing a career in digital marketing, Kerstin recently took the step to become a full-time artist, sharing her work at Katapult with teaching and performing handstands, acrobatics and aerial. If you’re looking for invoices, or applying for funding and looking for support from Katapult, Kerstin’s the one to speak to.

Farhad Mirza ( Development and Management: After working as a journalist for many years, Farhad decided it was time to run away with the circus. He has previously worked as an international booking agent for renowned circus companies. He joined Katapult in 2020, managing events, workshops, residencies and day-to-day administration.

Luana Yázigi ( Manager/Administrator: Luana first moved to Berlin in 2003 where she graduated in linguistics and literature. In Berlin she also discovered her passion for aerial acrobatics. Back in South America she then went on to become a professional aerialist giving workshops and performing in different countries. Since 2018 she has been living in Berlin and, besides working for Katapult, also teaches aerial.

Piotr LemieszczukTechnician: Piotr moved to Berlin to study in circus school and focus on improving his juggling skills and performing. He also found here a passion for lighting and stage technique. Mostly self-educated, Piotr is constantly gaining experience by various projects, internships, and freelance work. Currently he puts his skills and knowledge to use at Theaterhaus Schöneweide and at Katapult. If you’re planning to perform or shoot a video in our space and you have any tech-related questions, he’s your go-to contact.

Caitlin Redding ( Administrator: Caitlin is an operatic soprano who exchanged New York for Berlin after completing her graduate studies at The Juilliard School in 2016. Since then she has sung professionally around Europe and recently moved away from standard opera into circus opera. Now she mostly sings on trapeze and spends her time finding interesting ways to introduce people to classical music.

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