Leela grew up in Oakland, California, discovering a passion for flying trapeze when she was only eight years old. This passion fuelled her to become more involved in the circus arts, and she decided to join a performance troupe at 11 years old. This allowed Leela to learn many different aerial apparatus and gave her the opportunity to perform for a variety of different events throughout the Bay Area for several years. Naturally being very shy, Leela uses the performing arts to express herself in a way words never could. In 2017, Leela was accepted into the National Circus School’s higher education program, specializing in tissu. She will be graduating in the spring of 2020 with a diploma in Circus Arts, and begin her career as a professional circus artist.