Laura and Boy are training the German Wheel for more than 15 years. After many years of successful international competitions they decided independently of one another to start additionally an career as artists. Individually both performed solo shows in the german wheel and as well developed further acrobatic skills. In 2011 Laura and Boy met during the World Championships where they both won a gold medal. Since than the World Champion Duo is performing together on international stages as Wheel Sensation. It is a perfect match, combining their backgrounds in german wheel, cyr wheel, aerial arts and acrobatics to create spectacular show acts.
Within the last year the duo performed for gala-shows, theater productions, varieté shows, corporate and private events, festivals and TV shows. For more details check References. Besides performances and competitions Boy and Laura also give (private) lessons and workshops. They coach in sports clubs, schools and choreograph acts. Check Circus Sensation
Boy grew up in the vicinity of Amsterdam (Netherlands), where he started gymnastics in the sports club LH Krommenie at the age of 9. One year later he got in touch with the german wheel for the first time, at this moment he knew that this is the sport he wants to learn. Already after a few years Boy trained and competed internationally. 2007 he won his first world championships medal in the discipline spiral. After this great success he got in contact with Corpus Acrobatics Theater in Amsterdam. With them he expanded his acrobatics skills and learned to make a show from his competition exercises. He still travels around the world with them to perform on high level theater shows. 2011 Boy competed for the third time at the world championships and won his first gold medal in the discipline straightline. Not only as competitor and performer but also as a trainer is Boy successful. Since 2008 he is one of the main coaches for german wheel in the Netherlands. In fall 2011 Boy took part of the TV show “Hollands got Talent” and became 2nd. Sony Music Entertainment contracted him after this show. This success generated a lot of business and Boy started his own acrobatic company “Wheel-Sensation” to perform with his partner Laura. Since then the two are together on stage at home and abroad. Furthermore Boy kept focused on the competitive sport and won 4 medals at the World Championships in Chicago in 2013. It followed 1 silver medal at the World Team Cup in Berlin in 2014 and another 3 medals at World Championship in Italy in 2014. In addition to competitions and shows in theaters and circus, on cruise ships and corporate events Boy gives private lessons and workshops at his own studio “Circus Sensation” in Zaandam.
Laura grew up in Marburg (Germany), where she leaned the german wheel as a competitive sport in the sport club TSV Marburg Ockershausen. At the age of 10, Laura had her first experience with german wheel. In the first years of her career she already took part in national and international competitions. After only 4 years in this sport she was among the best in the world and got vice-worldchampion. Two years later the competitors had no chance any more, Laura won 4 gold medals at the world championship in 2005. After graduating from high school she decided to perform and coach professionally in the USA. Laura developed solo and duo acts in the german wheel and performed for events and festivals. In addition, it makes Laura joy to share her knowledge. For many years she trains young athletes natial and internationally. In 2011 Laura continues her successful sport career by winning 3 gold and 1 silver medal at the world championship in Germany. During the competition, she met the Dutch athletes Boy. Quick, the two came together and developed duo shows in the German Wheel. Together, they founded their own company in Amsterdam “Wheel Sensation”. For over 10 years Laura is performing acrobatics, both nationally and internationally. Solo and duo shows, among other things in the circus and variety, at business events, sports galas, on cruise ships and private events. In addition, it brings Laura joy to share her knowledge. For many years she trains young athletes at home and abroad. In 2013 Laura showed her skills at the World Championship in Chicago, she won again 2 gold medals and in 2014 she won 1 silver medal at the World Team Cup in Berlin. In 2016 Boy and Laura bought their own training location “Circus Sensation” in Zaandam. Here they have the perect space to train for their shows, give workshops and private lessons and free training.