Ruslana and Taisiya Bazaliy were born in beautiful Kharkov, in Ukraine.
At the age of 14, Cirque du Soleil had asked the twins to come for specific formation in Duo Trapeze to Montreal, Canada. They spent nearly 2 years training and learning the art of trapeze. At the age of 16, they stepped for the first time on a Cirque du Soleil stage, performing their trapeze act in Saltimbanco, created by Franco Dragone.
During their 8 unforgettable years on Saltimbanco, they toured all over the world, visiting more than 150 cities in Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, as well as Central America.
In January of 2011, Ruslana and Taisiya made a decision to leave the Saltimbanco family. They needed to step out of their comfort zone, so they could concentrate their efforts into creating their own act, a new and more personal trapeze performance. They came to Montreal to train with the internationally renowned coach Viktor Fomin. They spent a year and a half developing new skills and new tricks.
In January 2012, proud and excited by their new swinging trapeze act, the two sisters competed in the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris. They won the Silver Medal and a special prize from the Chinese Acrobatic Association. This was a confirmation and an important recognition for their hard work and acrobatic vision.
In the summer of 2012, Ruslana and Taisiya performed their new act in Les Chemins Invisibles, a summer production of Cirque Du Soleil in Quebec City. Later that same year, they went on to join the creation of the show “Le Noir”, that was created in Tokyo, Japan, which later went on to Singapore.
Their new gracious and captivating fixed trapeze act was completed in 2014. This act expands technical possibilities, and allows audiences in both large and small venues to be mesmerized by these lovely sisters. With this act the sisters performed with "Le Noir" tour in China. Later, in the summer of 2014, the twins took a part in the most beautiful show "Scalada" by Cirque Du Soleil, in Andorra.
In August 2014 they joined the team in creation of a new Cirque Du Soleil production called JOYA, in Riviera Maya, that premiered in October that year where they captivated spectators with their swinging trapeze act until 2016.
From the year 2016 to 2018 Ruslana and Taisiya proudly took part in the show called The One Grand Show that played on Europe’s largest stage in Friedrichstadt Palast, Berlin.
In winter of 2017-2018 with their duo swinging trapeze act Ruslana and Taisiya took part in Feuewerk der Turnkunst, a show production that combines the best circus acts with world famous gymnasts that toured all over Germany. Later in the winter season of 2018/2019 they performed their fixed trapeze act in Palazzo, Germany’s famous varieté.
Recently Ruslana and Taisiya have gone through another creation, this time developing a brand new duo dance trapeze act.
Ruslana and Taisiya’s trapeze act is an exquisite combination of complex acrobatic skills, powerful tricks and refined elegance in an aerial dance that will mesmerize and touch audiences from all over the world!