Leyla Rees


+44 (0) 7852988204

Please contact Leyla for availability and prices.

8 Battledean Rd
London, N5 1UZ
United Kingdom


Leyla is an international circus artist and dancer. She specialises in aerial performance on silks, hoop, wire work and dance. Providing tightly choreographed routines ideal for corporate events, weddings, theatre shows, product launches and large scale events. 



Aerial acts

Leyla is an International performer who specialises in aerial acrobatic performance, dance & choreography.  Previous clients include, The Royal Variety Show London, Sky TV, Hoover, Nike Paris, The Roundhouse London,  Sheraton Hua Hin Thailand,  Mix Nutx productions Barbados and many more. Leyla can provide aerial silks, aerial hoop, aerial sphere, spinning silks, harness,  aerial bartending, hammock or silk loops and trapeze for solo, duo or group acts.  She also can create bespoke performances and choreography or movement direction for film and live events.  Please see below for aerial performance details and a range of options. 

Aerial artist, dancer & choreographer | Leylarees@gmail.com



Beautiful lines and exceptional strength
— Cloud Dance Festival


Aerial silks or tissue are the perfect addition to an event or show combing breathtaking drops with beautiful elegant flexibility and musicality. Silks can be performed as a one off act of as ambient sets.   A solo silks performance can be a stunning centrepiece for an event, show, festival or product launch. The silk act consists or breathtaking drops and displays of flexibility, tightly choreographed to your choice of music. Leyla is happy to create bespoke choreography and costume to fit your brief. Please get in touch if you have any questions. 

Please look at Technical and F.A.Q. 

Exciting, sexy, classy and so smooth! I don’t know how she spins so fast!
— Audience member, Aeronaut Acton


Leyla has developed her own style on aerial sphere in a fast paced spinning act on this unique piece of equipment.  The act shows off her flexibility and organic movement style as she dances through the air whilst spinning ferociously. 


Leyla works to create an act the spins and twirls on the lyra,  constantly rotating at all times. Her solo hoop act draws on her dance background to weave a fluid and and exciting aerial hoop performance that weaves around the hoop and creates ferocious turns.  This is an act that can be performed in lower venues so is great for cabarets and smaller venues, as well as larger venues with lifting systems.  

This act is so daring and exciting! A whirling vortex of grace and beauty… A really unique act that I’d recommend to anyone wanting stunning aerial performance with a twist.
— Aniela Zaba, Creative Brain


Winners of The Emma Insely Creation fund, Starfiz created a unique act Spinning Silks. This is a spectacular act that creates a dramatic centrepiece as the silks billow from beneath Leyla and Katie's sculptural aerial dance.  Spinning Silks is available from single point rigging at minimum 6m height x 4.5m diameter floor space. See Technical requirements and frequently asked questions here. For more information about Starfiz and duo aerial acts, please look here, and for our latest news have a look at our blog. 

Original and captivating
— Audience Scotland


Aerial sphere is a hypnotising unique act created and performed by Starfiz aerial duo. It was recently featured as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival trailer.  It is the perfect centrepiece for corporate events, theatre, cabaret or film. 


Leyla works using a  single or a two point harness, statically or dynamically as  well as wall running and static line work for live performance and film. Leyla has worked with choreographer Lindsay Butcher as part of  Exhibition Road Show, performing a complex aerial choreography outdoors on giant columns for the borough of Kensington and Chelsea and DREAM (Di Robson Events and Arts Management) . She has also toured with Scarabeus Aerial Theatrewith the production "Love is in the Air,'  performing counterweight harness statically and dynamically. 


Ambient performance is perfect for a meet & greet situation or as guests are passing through a venue adding a unique backdrop. Ambient performance encompasses elegant positions and sustained beautiful lines allowing the guests to fully appreciate the aerialists artistry.  Ambient performance can be provided with either one, two or multiple aerialists on silks, hoop, spinning silks and aerial sphere. 

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Serving Champagne whilst twirling above you, aerial bartenders are the perfect wow factor to add to your event.  Available to serve on hoop, silks sling, strops, aerial sphere and aerial frame. Aerial bartending is great for a drinks reception perhaps with aerial champagne pouring or for a product launch with a twist. 

Available with one, two or multiple performers. 

See technical requirements and frequently asked questions here.