About

Fenja Barteldres is a German circus artist born in 1998 and specialized in Cyr wheel. After being a gymnast in her childhood, Fenja discovered her passion for circus at the age of 13. The fusion of dance, theatre, music and acrobatics appeals to her much more than the competitive nature of gymnastics. Additionally, she values collaborating and performing collectively. Being a solo artist though, she discovered a companion in her apparatus that she knows in every little detail like a friend. Their close relationship shows in her performance through deep understanding and playful dance, without any hierarchy between her dance partner and herself. 

Fenja’s circus career started  in a youth circus called Zirkus Ragazzi in Germany. At the age of 14, she discovered her passion for the Cyr wheel, which she is now specialized in. After graduating from high school, she attended Cirus Waldoni’s „Masterclass“ in Darmstadt. Her journey carried her further to Canada, where she deepened her basic skills joining the Année Préparatoire at École de Cirque de Québec. Following she came to complete her circus education with a Bachelor’s degree at Codarts Circus Arts in Rotterdam.