Lea hinz


I was born in the small town of Goettingen in the middle of Germany.

I’ve always enjoyed movement and music but when I had to make a choice between intensifying my training in rhythmic gymnastics or my piano lessons I decided for rhythmic gymnastics. I thought this was the best way to combine these two passions.

Soon, I made it into Germany’s National Team and was awarded National Champion six times. I competed in a generation when elegance and long lines where especially demanded, which was a good fit for me. Already at a young age I was known for aiming fortechnicalprecision and for taking high risks. And yes, my favorite apparatus was hoop.

It was in 2006, while finishing my career as a competitive gymnast, when I first joined Feuerwerk der Turnkunst, Europe’s biggest touring show under the direction of Heidi Aguilar. The feeling of performing for a grateful audience left me amazed. I fell deeply in love with presenting my skills on stage but I didn’t think it would ever become my profession. I had always planned on becoming a doctor like my parents because the combination of humanism and science excited me. When I was looking for an apartment in Berlin in order to start studying there I got an offer from GOP, a known German cabaret chain with several theaters all over the country and decided to accept it. I postponed studies and built my first acts based on my skills from rhythmic gymnastics. I did contortion, danced on points and juggled props over people’s heads.

The circus arts and acrobatics surrounding me made me wish to try out something new though. I wanted to work in the air. I was especially tempted to explore movements on an aerial hoop so I decided to have one made in the dimensions I wanted and started training.
In order to widen my horizons I flew to Montreal where I created my first aerial act called "Bloodstream". I kept developing this act and kept acquiring new skills while touring the cabarets in Germany during the next years. In 2012 I was honored to present "Bloodstream" in my first big production Urbanatix under the direction of Christian Eggert which was a great motivation to keep evolving.

In 2013 I was fortunated to join the famous French-Canadian company Les 7 Doigts de la Main. The creation of the show Amuse in Canada and its presentation in Mexico were my first job outside of Germany. It encouraged me to train further circus disciplines and to get more into play and character work – and from this point on I knew I would not want to quit performing anymore.

I developed my most known act called "Girl in Jeans" which portrays female independance, freedom and strengh. It led me to a season with La Soirée in New York City and afterwards to a run of almost two years with Absinthe in Las Vegas where it was performed more than 1500 times.

Feeling in need of change during this long contract I reinvented my stage personality and created the act "Mirror", painting the image of dreamlike elegance and fragility, which I first presented at Feuerwerk der Turnkunst. It was pure joy to return to this show I had joined as a teenager and an honor to accept the offer of the company to keep working with them as a choreographer and director in the future.

In 2016 I joined Teatro ZinZanni where I learned to love the world of dinnershows. I presented several acts and got to explore audience animation and character play during our three-hour-long show.

It was in 2017 when the street arts show Urbanatix called me back and asked me to perform in an act with powermover PetAir. We decided to pursue this idea and to explore the combination of breakdance and aerial acrobatics. Together with b-boy Lil’Amok we founded our project "ArtCore" and got chosen to present our act at the world renowned circus festival Cirque de Demain in Paris 2018.

Apart from performing in shows and events of all kind I enjoy modeling and being part of music videos – two activities I’ve carried on with during the past years. Moreover, I give private lessons or workshops upon request.