Pieter started his entertainment career as a musician by studying bass guitar at the Dutch Academy of Music; after his graduation he performed with several touring groups. In 2005 he visited the Millennium Jam in Belgium (his first balloon convention) and it changed his life. Although he continued to tour with music, he started performing balloon and magic shows as well. In the year 2010 Pieter stopped performing as a musician, and became a full-time balloon artist, entertainer, and innovator in the field of balloon modeling. 

Since 2012, Pieter has won multiple prizes in balloon competitions and was awarded Ralph Dewey’s “Rising Star” Balloon Excellence Award in 2009. His work has been featured in magazines, websites, and books, and he has taught classes all over the world.