Eva Schubach and Yolaine Dooms found each other at the Fontys Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA) in the Netherlands where they followed the four years bachelor program and graduated in June 2012. Shortly after they met, they decided to work together in duotrapeze.
Passe-Pieds is French for “give the feet” and it is the name for a basic trick where the flyer gives the feet to the catcher. It’s one of the first tricks they ever learned and they still like to do it every training.
In Passe-Pieds, Eva is the trapeze catcher. This means she is hanging upside down while throwing around somebody else.
Eva was born in April 1987 in the south of Germany. At the age of six she started to dream about circus and joined a circusschool. Later on she trained kids in the circusschool “Serrando” (Ulm, Germany) and thought of becoming a high school teacher. But that should not happen: during the pedagogical circus formation at the circusschool in Brussels (Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles) she found out that she could not stop anymore with her passion – the circus world – and started afterwards at ACaPa in Tilburg, Holland, where she met Yolaine.
Yolaine is the trapeze flyer. She is the one that is being thrown around, makes tricks in the air and tries to catch back the other person. She was born in March 1990 and grew up in the Flemish part of Belgium. With a French speaking father and a Flemish mother, she was raised bilingualy. As a child she always dreamt to become a veterinarian. In 2001 a friend asked her to join a circuscamp. As she liked it, she enrolled in the circusschool Cirkus in Beweging (Leuven, Belgium) and that’s where it all started. Yolaine specialized in aerials, mainly tissue. At the age of 16, it was clear for her that she wanted to become a circusartist. After finishing secundary school, she directly went to the Fontys Academy for Circus and Performance Art