We are Sophie van der Vuurst de Vries and Willem Balduyck; we are Circus Katoen.
Sophie grew up in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and started at the age of six at the youth circus Rotjeknor in Rotterdam.
Willem Balduyck grew up in Lichtervelde (Belgium). At the age of 10 he started practicing circus and a little later he joined the circus atelier Woesh in Brugge.
The two of us met at an international exchange program for youth circus in 2006 in Aurillac (France).
Two years later we were accepted at the Circus Arts department of Codarts Rotterdam; the first bachelor of circus arts study programme in the Netherlands.
Since that very moment, we have been working together and specializing in partner acrobatics. Individually, we are specialized in hand balancing (Sophie) and diabolo juggling (Willem).
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