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 busking at a fair and offered him a contract for a small event. He took the offer and that was the first of many more performances to come.
After graduating high school, David 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 object manipulation teacher, Gregor Kiock.
David graduated successfully in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Circus Arts.
Over the last years David has performed in cabaret clubs in Amsterdam, Rome, Istanbul, Geneva, Brussels and Cologne and he toured in The Netherlands and Israel with renown dance company Scapino Ballet. He has appeared on the famous French TV show Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde and Holland’s Got Talent (semi-finalist). He also performed in private shows for companies such as Siemens, Bosch, Lego and SunHope Group and he was accompanied live by the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie during “A Circus Symphony” in the beautiful concert hall of Lucerne, Switzerland.
In 2017 David founded the Dutch Variety Foundation (Stichting Variété Nederland) together with cabaret singer and MC, Dave van der Wal. Their mission is to breathe new life into the variety arts in The Netherlands. Together they successfully produced over 7 stage productions staring local talent as well as international variety- and circus stars.
David is known for his smooth and musical style of juggling. His show is a mixture of impressive and world class juggling routines, presented in a fresh way and alternated with humorous and sometimes slightly random acts.