Uys du Buisson grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. He trained and performed at the Zip Zap Circus school for seven years before moving to New York City to study acting at the Circle in the Square Conservatory on Broadway. From conceptual art pieces to large scale spectacles- Uys has appeared in an array of theatrical productions that called for an extreme approach to physicality. Most recently he has performed in shows where his versatility and strength as a circus generalist were key. His main circus disciplines include aerial straps, roue Cyr, Chinese pole and partnered acrobatics.
Uys is currently performing on the North American tour of Odysseo by Cavalia. Recent credits also include the national tour of Peter Pan 360 (choreographed by Gypsy Snider of the 7 Fingers) and Company XIV's Nutcracker Rouge in NYC.
He has performed with the Streb Extreme Action Company at the River to River Festival, Park Avenue Armory, the Fall for Dance Festival at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park and the Cultural Olympiad at the 2012 Olympic Games in London where he flew 400 feet above the ground tethered to a spoke of the London Eye.
Uys has received grant funding and fiscal support to produce his solo work on numerous occasions. These projects include the live multimedia performance pieces Buster’d (2009), Cobra Footprints (2013), Landscrapes (2014) and the video art compositions Hammertime (2014) and 1985 (2011). In 2014 he started Roundhaus, which focuses on his solo work and synthesizes his wild experience and outlandish ideas into one aesthetic that is purely his own.