Niek Traa

The Flying Dutchman

Niek went from discovering flips in the countryside when he was a child, to some of the biggest stages in the world. Considered as one of the most influential Bboy of his generation, he has won many solo titles, like Battle Of The Year, HipOpsession and R-16. Besides being involved as a competitor, he's responsible for World Bboy Classic, the world’s most important 2vs2 bboy competition, that takes place every year in Eindhoven. Being experienced in many different fields such as TV, Cinema, Live Performances, and large projects that involve creative people from different backgrounds, he is now Artistic Director of The Ruggeds.


1st Place / Red Bull BC One Europe 2007 (Germany
1st Place / R16 2010 (Korea)
2nd Place / Red Bull BC One 2010 (Japan)
1st Place / IBE Seven 2 Smoke (Holland)
1st Place / Hip Opsession 2012 (France)
1st Place /Battle Of The Year 2012 & 2013 (France)
2nd Place 2014 / Silverback Open (USA)
1st Place / B.I.S. World Wars 2015 (China)


Theatre: Adrenaline /Artistic Directory
Theatre: Ten Seconds / Dancer (Germany)
Feature Film: Street Dance 2 / Actor (UK)
Fashion Show: Nike / Model (USA)
Concert:  Fedde Le Grand / Dancer (Holland)
Performance: Madonna x Smirnoff / Dancer (USA)
Closing Ceremony: Baku Olympic Games / Dancer (Azerbaijan)
Commercial: Prosieben Superheroes / Stuntdouble (Germany)
TV: Everybody Dance Now / Dancer (Holland)