Building My Aerial Dreams from the Ground Up

Being an aerialist is a calling for me. I didn’t see another aerial dancer and think, That’s for me! Throughout my life I have imagined dancing; I just wasn’t always dancing on the ground. I thought they were just dreams, ways to entertain myself while I become a successful tour guide… actress…forensic psychologist… social worker… try to survive. And they felt very dreamlike. But, it was a sacred experience. I zoned out of whatever I did and receded into this fantasy. Then, I’d fall right back into reality. This was relentless and, honestly, was too strong to shrug off. If anything, aerial silks has inspired me to explore movement in a way that I had always imagined… and yet as I learn I’m still finding surprises about myself.

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