Yma was born and raised in London, and began training circus at the National Centre of Circus Arts as a member of the London Youth Circus. Initially planning on going away to university, Yma realised that she wanted to pursue her passion for a life in the arts. She began training again on the Foundation Course at Aircraft Circus, in 2016.
Once graduated, she joined the Aircraft Circus professional performance company and continuing performing in their shows; both in and out of house with a variety of acts including doubles, triples and dance trapeze, fire, and contortion. In 2018, she moved to Portugal for a year where she attended a circus course at Instituto Nacional de Artes do Circo, specialising in single point trapeze.
Currently back in London, Yma has been performing in both traditional and contemporary circus, and the cabaret scene. She also teaches a range of aerial disciplines to both youth and adults, in evening classes, courses, parties, and workshops.