Leyla Rees trained from the age of eight in dance, circus and classical music. Leyla studied and taught aerial dance at The Circus Space, and after completing an Art Foundation at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design she went on to study at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance. 

Leyla has featured in music videos, openings, events, theatrical performances and as part of longer extended tours.  She played Juliet (lead aerialist and dancer) in “Love is in the Air” tour with Srishti dance company, was part of the Cultural Olympiad in Exhibition Road Show, directed by Sue Broadway with the DREAM performance and has featured in commercials for Hoover and H & M, Dove and Lululemon . 

Aerial Sphere - photography by  Mark Griffiths

Aerial Sphere - photography by Mark Griffiths

Leyla has worked for clients such as Glastonbury festival,  Westifeld Stratford Circus, O2, UBS Warburg , Circus Space, Kokos, Vinopolis, BBC, Sky, Dreamworks, Lycamobile, The Rose Theatre, Unilever and for extended contracts on Color Magic Cruise line Norway . Leyla is also a 500 hour vinyasa flow yoga instructor trained with Meghan Currie and Yoga London, a Usui Reiki Master and taught reformer pilates for Heartcore Fitness.

Leyla is available as a solo performance for; events, shows,  theatre, film, clubs or festivals, as either an aerial act or for longer ambient hang about performance. She can provide duo aerial acts or group performances tailored to fit your event, product launch, film or show. 

Aerial sphere - photography by  Mark Griffiths

Aerial sphere - photography by Mark Griffiths