Leilani Franco is a contortionist, filmmaker, choreographer, director, and producer. Studying ballet since age 3, she joined the Philippine Ballet Theater at age 16 performing soloist roles. She joined the circus at age 19, learning contortion at the prestigious National Circus School of Canada in Montreal. She then studied filmmaking and new media at the University of Westminster in London, graduating in 2014 with a 2:1 BA Honours in Contemporary Media. Her works extend all along the performance art and media realms. When not traveling the world performing and making projects, she currently resides in Berlin.
Leilani has been choreographing, directing, and performing since the age of 6. She holds 3 Guinness World Records since 2013 for contortion feats, as well as being a 2012 Semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent. She has performed and choreographed her acts for many top venues around the world, such as Cirque Eloize, Cirque du Soleil, The Box Soho, Chamaleon Theater’s Dummy Lab, Eurovision 2011, and more.