Alfred the Circus Nerd
Variety act, 16
Waitetuna / Waikato
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Alfred, real name Matthias Goed, is one of nine performers who make up popular Raglan-based Circus Aotearoa New Zealand's only home grown and entirely animal-free circus.
It's a family affair - founded four years ago by his step-dad, a clown and juggler, and his mum - an aerialist and trapeze artist.
Little sister Artemis, 10, a talented tissue (two cloths) aerialist, is the youngest member of the troupe.
Matthias is in his final year at Raglan Area School hankering to finish so he can concentrate on the circus full time.
His favourite act is the old fashioned 'Roller Boller', which he took up at the age of nine but did not master for at least two years after multiple spills and thrills!
Check out Alfred's audition below:
Check out Alfred's semi-final performance below: