Zinzi started to do circus when she was four, at Circus Elleboog, the youth circus of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and just never stopped. When she graduated at sixteen she was in doubt about what to study; biology or chemistry. But in the end she decided to chase her dream and graduated in Rotterdam (NL) at the first public university for circus in the Netherlands: Codarts Circus Arts. She decided to specialize in hand-to-hand acrobatics together with partner Evertjan Mercier.
She also discovered a great interest in dance and has a minor in choreography. In 2017-2019 Zinzi went through a development program to become a director in the circus genre, for which she created three performances. She wrote about her experiences and those of other circus creators to share acquired knowledge and practical tips; GRIP – toolkit for creating contemporary circus was published in 2020.