Tarek is a former gymnast and graduate from Codarts Circus Arts in Rotterdam. He’s a multidisciplinary circus artist specializing in aerial straps and acrobatic movement. Currently he works with Panama Pictures, a contemporary circus / dance company from the Netherlands. Previous experience includes Cirque du Soleil, the 7 Fingers, André Gingras / DanceWorks Rotterdam and Ulrike Quade among others. Since his graduation he has taught at various schools and organizations throughout Europe. His approach to acrobatics is based on building a solid foundation of the basics from which the dancer or acrobat can freely explore his or her possibilities. He strives to impart a general acrobatic knowledge and awareness so that the student can continue to develop autonomously.