Rui Ling has been performing and training in the circus arts since he was very young. At the age of 10 he joined the Flag Circus of China where he traveled worldwide. In 2000, he joined Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion and toured North America and Europe for five years. In 2006, Rui joined another Cirque production Delirium with his straps act. He presented his act and received numerous prestigious awards including the gold medal at the Wuhan International Acrobatic Arts Festival. Rui was also a finalist of the Amazing Chinese TV show. In 2010 ¡Caliente! marked the debut of his solo-strap act with Teatro ZinZanni, which he has performed in numerous ZinZanni shows in the past decade. In his off-stage time, Rui is focusing on transitioning into Artistic Direction and most recently he contributed to a world-class aquatic production in China by Franco Dragone as Assistant Artistic Director.