Chicago Boyz

The Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team is a professional gymnastics troupe consisting of talented young men and boys from the Chicagoland area.

Their performances include amazing acrobatic stunts and tricks inside twirling jump ropes, catapulting off mini trampolines, and thundering tumbling routines with impeccable timing.

Founded by professional gymnast Tim Shaw, these inner city youth are taught discipline, respect, hard work, integrity and teamwork. Members of the troupe must adhere to strict code of academic and ethical standards, setting members on a trajectory for personal and professional success when they exit the Chicago Boyz program. Through Tim’s positive impact, many members have not only become professional gymnasts, but turned their lives around in the process.

In addition to being a semi finalist on America’s Got Talent (Season 8) the Boyz have also performed on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Good Morning America, Live with Regis & Kelly and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They have performed with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and as halftime entertainment for NBA games.


  • Semi-Finalists on America’s Got Talent
  • IAFE Showcasing Artist
  • NACA Showcasing Artist


“The #ChicagoBoyz were amazing!”
   -University of Idaho

“They were awesome! I loved them!”
  -Menlo College

“I love the Chicago Boyz.”
   -Howard Stern

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  • Athletics Events
  • Welcome Week
  • Greek Life
  • Roving
  • Family Weekend
  • Sibs Weekend
  • Campus Fairs
  • Fairs & Festivals
  • Corporate Events