ABOUT DAVID

Becoming a circus artist, that was David's biggest dream when he was a kid. Many circuses visited David's hometown, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He saw all of them thanks to his father who took him there every time. The bigtop, the sawdust, the wonderful artists, all of it together created the magical atmosphere David fell in love with. 

Especially the jugglers grabbed David's interest. Every time he had seen a juggler, he went home and tried to imitate every single trick, move and expression. Thanks to these years of learning from seeing, he was able to juggle seven balls at the age of sixteen. At this age he was already performing on open stages and on the streets of his hometown. One day someone saw him juggling at a fair and offered him a contract for a small event. He took the offer and that was the first of many more gigs to come.  

When David graduated high school, he auditioned at a professional circus school and got accepted. For the following four years, he worked on acrobatics, dance, theatre and of course juggling under the technical and artistic guidance of manipulation teacher, Gregor Kiock. 
David graduated in 2011 with his poetic juggling act "Think Outside The Circle". With this act he performed at various variety shows and events in The Netherlands as well as circus- and juggling festivals in France, Finland, Belgium, Spain and Czech Republic. 
In 2012 he was selected for the Young Stage International Circus Festival in Switzerland and he made an appearance on the famous French TV show "Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde". This year he also toured around Dutch theaters with Wintercircus Martin Hanson and he worked in Stephan Masur's Varietespektakel in Germany.
Since that year he is booked at galas, cabarets and theaters around Europe, including nightclubs in Rome, Istanbul and Geneva.
In 2013 and 2014 he created several new acts. For instance speed juggling act "The Race" which was booked at events for companies such as Siemens, Lego and Perfect.
These years he also further developed his passion for creation. This resulted in the realization of "Hemelpoort", David's first writing and directing experience. 
The last year David has performed in Israël with Scapino Ballet as a guest artist in their show "The Great Bean", he customized a juggling act for the Swiss production, "A Circus Symphony", in which circus artists perform to classical music pieces, played live by a symphonic orchestra and now he tours around Holland again in a big top. He also coaches circus artists and he works as an artistic adviser for show- and event companies that want to include variety acts in their productions.