With Cirque de Soleil (Saltimbanco), Duo Elja toured all over the world, now performing at Tigerpalast and some of the most prestigious cabaret and variete shows in Europe. Identical twin sisters Julia and Ele Janke from Frankfurt are amongst the best performers of their discipline presenting a wonderful aerial game of emotions at the trapeze.
Trained at Staatliche Artistenschule Berlin, the duo further refined their technique in Montreal under Viktor Fomine. Their choreography oscillates between fast hand and foot changes and slow harmonic movements.
Ele and Julia only discovered the trapeze at the age of 18 and have since been working hard to achieve living the dream of being artists and mothers (both have two children). Ele also works as a personal trainer, Julia studies Psychology.