What is your favourite Apparatus?
Lyra is an art of expression; It’s like dancing but whilst flying through the air. It has a mysticality to it that doesn’t compare to any other artform, which is why I love it!
How long have you been dancing in the Lyra?
I collectively have done Aerial for 5 years. I practiced Aerial between the ages of 10-14 but gave it up to focus on studying. I picked it up again just this year and I’ve never felt more at home.
Did you ever feel nervous when you first started Lyra?
No; I suppose because I’d done it as a kid I felt very comfortable.
How does Lyra make you feel?
Aerial makes me feel confident, beautiful, and inspired to create routines and be more artistic in my everyday life. It is a form of release of psychical and emotional stress build up.
Who is the Lyra Artist that inspires you the most?
Katia inspires me because she makes Lyra look so effortless and beautiful.
What advice would you give someone who wanted to give Lyra a try, but was a little nervous?
Even if you think you’re not flexible or strong enough, that’s always something you can work on! It’s always tough in the beginning, but if you want something you have to work for it! When you get to the point where you are confident with what you are doing it makes it all worth it.
Has Lyra changed the way you view yourself?
Aerial has definitely made me see myself in a different light. It’s shown me that I have a unique strength and artistic ability that I didn’t originally realise I had. I’m grateful for the confidence that Aerial has brought to my life.