Sander Boschma is a circus artist specialized in aerial straps, but is also performing in handbalancing and aerial rope. He was born in 1993, in a small city in The Netherlands called Meppel. Since a young age he was already captivated by the arts of circus. At the age of 10, he discovered the existence of a youth circus called ‘Okidoki’ in Meppel and decided to start playing around over there.
Sander mainly worked on handstand and partner acrobatics before starting aerials at the age of 20. After finishing a Masters degree in Marketing, Sander decided that he still wanted to follow his passion and started at the Fontys Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA) in Tilburg, The Netherlands. There he started specializing in aerial straps. Additionally, he continued developing his skills in handbalancing, aerial rope and silks. During his time at ACaPA, he performed at CIRCa in Auch (FR) and he participated in the European Youth Circus Festival in Wiesbaden (DE). Since his graduation from ACaPA in June 2019, he is performing at several festivals and events, whilst teaching workshops as well.