Giovanni Maldonado was born and raised in Antwerp Belgium. In 2008 he discovered the circus world where he took his first steps under the guidance of Ell Circo Dell Fuego. There he trained as an acrobatic generalist, specializing in the teeterboard. Inspired and encouraged by the ell Circo acrobats, he performed in two youth circus show created by Ell Circo Dell Fuego: Jeans and the legends of the Zatoichi. In the process, he realized this was the life he was meant to live and moved to Canada to join the École national du cirque in Montréal, graduating in 2016 as a generalist in teeterboard and trampoline with a minor in aerial straps.