Matthias is a professional, second generation circus performer. He has been performing since well before he can remember. Being a native of Steyr, Austria, Matthias moved to New Zealand at a young age to tour with his family in one of New Zealands best known traditional circuses, Whirling Bros. This circus ceased business in 2006 and so his family decided to found their own circus, Circus Aotearoa.
Matthias spent his summers and holidays touring and performing with Circus Aotearoa along with numerous other performances in all manner of shows, festivals. He also finished as a semi-finalist in the ‘New Zealands Got Talent’ (2012) TV season while still at school.
After completing his high school education Matthias went on to spend one three month season in Iceland touring with Sirkus Islands, before returning to New Zealand to join a full seven month tour with Circus Aotearoa. Since then he has returned to Iceland for a full year to teach and train with Sirkus Islands and toured through Europe performing both independently and with circus companies and festivals.
Matthias has been performing Rola-Bola for over 11 years! Rola-Bola is the equilibristic art of balancing oneself ontop of a physics-defying tower of rolling pipes. This polished act is exciting, high energy and easily customisable to your event. Prepare to be amazed with this extreme edge-of your seat spectacle. So dangerous even his mum doesn't dare watch!See gallery.
With a few festivals under his belt, Matthias has recently started street performing.
He delivers an action packed show full of mad skills: juggling, manipulation, audience participation and
impressive balancing. His signature act is finished by precariously balancing on top of a dangerous and seemingly impossible stack of pipes and rolls whilst juggling razor sharp machetes or flaming torches.
This short cigarbox routine has been performed in touring variety shows, theaters and Big Tops around the world.
It is a wordless, simple, and sweet act which can involve a child volunteer.
The finale of this act involves Matthias balancing boxes, stacked in a geometrical pattern, on his face.
Matthias has been a part of many group and ensemble acts all around the world including, New Zealand, Iceland and Estonia.
He spent one year touring as part of an acrobatic trio performing a "Toss the Girl" routine and went on to teach this art in Iceland. He adapts well to group dynamics and is a fun person to work with.
Add him to your ensemble for that extra touch of traditional circus.
Highly recommended and I hope to work with him again!
...Fearless in creating comedy and reveling in the awkward situations that he creates.
Whirling Brothers Circus 2004 – 2005
Circus Aotearoa 2009 – 2015
@ Heart Variety Show 2012
Sirkus Islands 2014 – 2016
New Zealand Juggling and Circus Festival
Busker Bus Poland 2016
Open Tsirkus Stage Estonia 2016
European Juggling Convention Holland 2016
As Matthias travels regularly, get in touch to know when he's next in your town. Or book him today to guarantee his visit!