Ayla is born in the living room of her parents in Amsterdam. Around 1 years old she started to climb around the house.
With 7 years old the climbing and training got further developed at youth circus “ Circus Elleboog”. After years of fun and performing all around Netherlands with “Circus Elleboog”, her hobby for acrobatics got more serious at “Stichting Stapel”. This led to the education and eventually graduation at the “Academy for Circus and Performance Art” in Tilburg (NL).
Meeting Tom at the end of the studies was perfect for continuing climbing and flying on him professionally.
He started with gymnastics and acrobatics at the Age of 17 in his hometown Burgkirchen, Germany.
After finishing school, apprenticeship and another school he moved to Munich to study. Next to his study he approved in acrobatics and he joined a Show group in which he performed on big Events in Germany and Europe. Next to this he had some Projects in smaller Groups, Trios and Duos.
After Ayla and Tom decided to work together, he quit his studies and went to Tilburg to graduate with Ayla as a Hand to Hand Duo in 2013.