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Q&A With Sarah Romanowsky

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We sat down recently with our good friend and fellow aerialist Sarah Romanowsky to discuss her aerial motivations and origins, advice for up-and-coming performers and goals for 2017. Many of you follow her gorgeous pics and videos on Instagram (if not, you should!) @lvaerialist and we know you will enjoy this peek behind the scenes and inside the mind of this incredibly strong, fabulous and inspirational lady!

 W&B: You began your career as a dancer, what drew you to aerial initially?

SR: While I was a dance major at Loyola Marymount University, I would see dance shows regularly around Los Angeles, including productions by Terry Beeman. He was starting to incorporate aerial arts into his shows & I was reminded how much I wanted to learn silks, which I had first seen in Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion in high school. After college, I was working as a dancer, but felt a hunger for something that would utilize my technique & training while challenging me in new ways. I soon started taking classes from many of the aerialists I saw in Terry Beeman’s show The Closing, including Tania Holt, who was my first & main instructor for several years. Aerial Silks was the perfect blend of strength & artistry for me, and I soon branched off into learning Hammock & Hoop as well.

 W&B:  Do you think dance has benefited your aerial career? If so, how?

 SR: I would attribute my dance background to being the foundation of my aerial work & probably the main reason I have a career at all in this field! The lines, the discipline, the artistry, the performance quality…all of these things were learned & developed in my dance classes growing up, then further evolved in my aerial work.

W&B: What has been your favorite aerial performance experience?

 SR: It’s hard to pick one, but something I absolutely love doing is performing in churches around Christmas time. The music & energy is always so powerful & magical to me! Additionally, even though it wasn’t my favorite apparatus to work on (aerial harness), it was a dream to perform for a contract at the historic Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Right now, I’m really enjoying performing as backup for the silks & pole solos in Fantasy at the Luxor in Las Vegas. I have a lot of artistic freedom there & it’s a fun show & environment to work in!

W&B: What are your aerial goals for 2017?

 SR: I train very regularly & am pretty good about continually expanding my vocabulary & getting stronger. I do, however, want to get back to choreographing more routines not necessarily for performance, but just for myself. Not only is a 5 minute act a wonderful way to condition, but I need to get back to expressing myself as an artist & not just choreograph for gigs. I think this is so important as an outlet for self-expression while also playing with musicality, intention & character.

W&B: What advice would you give to aspiring aerialists as they begin to seek professional work?

 SR: I would say it’s crucial to educate oneself as much as possible about the industry, compensation & safety standards. I also wouldn’t rush into teaching & performing aerial arts until you’re at a very high level of strength & vocabulary. It’s too easy to get hurt in this industry & we need to keep everyone as safe as we can while maintaining a high level of skill & technical standards. Lastly, it’s good to remember that you shouldn’t perform or teach at the very edge of your ability. One’s ability should far exceed what they perform & teach on a regular basis.

You can find out more about Sarah by visiting her website as well as check out her most popular YouTube video, Poison and Wine.

Be sure to say hello to her on IG @lvaerialist OR leave a message for her in the comment section below!

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