Born in 1994, Liza grew up in the Netherlands and started doing circus at a very young age. She joined the youth circus in her home town and from that moment on she fell in love with the circus. She studied at Codarts Circus Arts at the University of Arts in Rotterdam. In these 4 intense years Liza started to combine two of her favorite disciplines, object manipulation and acro-dance. With this she created a unique juggling research based on movement and physicality.
Since June 2017 Liza is graduated from Codarts Circus Arts and she had the honor to perform at many different events all over the world. Her solo “Ain’t no easy way out” got nominated for the BNG Circus Price in 2017. With this solo she has been performing at many different festivals all over the world (Berlin Circus Festival, ATOLL Festival Karlsruhe, Festival UP Brussel, and more). Besides her solo projects Liza is also part of the Gandini Juggling Company since 2017.
Where she is part of the site specific show Cascade performed at the Somerset House in London in 2018. Since 2018 she is touring with the show SPRING (MIME Festival London Sadler Wells, Festival les 7 Collines, Maison des jonglages, and more… ). In 2019 she juggled in the opera AKHNATEN from Philip Glass in the Met Opera in New York together with Gandini Juggling.
Most recently Liza’s work explores new possibilities that lays on intersexction of street-dance and circus with new production Blame Game co-produced by CryingOutLoud with outside eye Manu Debuck with first work in progress presented at Circusstad festival 2018. This project has further development periods scheduled through the year (Plus Petite Cirque de Monde, Subtopia, Redbridge drama centre) with aim to premier early 2020.