HORIZON – ARIELS SILKS ACROBAT
I am an aerial circus acrobat and I’ve been doing that for 15 years now. And for the past 6 years, I’ve also been working as a stunt performer in movies.
I’ve always been super athletic. I was a gymnast and I’ve always been a really emotional person. So it’s a really blessing that I’ve been given the opportunity to be able to do what I love – to combine the athleticism with emotion and creativity, and to be able to create something that I can share with an audience and be appreciated for it. I love when I can touch an audience member on an emotional level – that (I) can put that feeling out there (in a performance) and the (audience) can receive it. There aren’t too many jobs where you can get to do what you love and be appreciated for it.
Upon my trapeze especially I feel alive. It’s where I come alive.
I’m always extremely grateful I’ve been able to do extravagant things – like having a dream of flying on a trapeze and being able to fulfill that because I live I a country where I have the security and the ability to focus on something extravagant.