Student of the Month

November 2015
Molly Moore
What brought you to Bumbershoot Aerial Arts?
I arrived at Bumbershoot Aerial Arts by following a whim. One Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street, a woman on stilts handed me a Bumbershoot card advertising 'Try it Out Trapeze'. As a teacher, I was looking forward to summer vacation and the promise of free time and adventure so I thought to myself, 'why not?'. A few weeks later, I was taking my first Slings 1 class.
What is your favorite apparatus to work on?
My favorite apparatus is the sling!
What is your favorite thing about Bumbershoot?
I have discovered courage I didn't know I had since I started at Bumbershoot and would have to say my favorite thing (everything slings aside) is the encouragement I have received from both coaches and students alike.
What kinds of things do you do when you aren’t hanging in the air?
When I am not in the air, I can be found teaching middle school choir, playing the piano, cheering on the Blues, running, hiking, enjoying time with my friends, and my boys, Ferris the Cat and Brian the Fiance.
What is your favorite dessert?
Coconut Cream Pie
When you are having a tough day in class, what do you tell yourself?
I try to keep perspective and think back to what it was like for me as a new student with very little core and upper body strength. Every class it took two people to lift this body into a sling no more than three feet off the ground, until one day I could just do it...and now I keep doing it, on my own, in a fabric at eye level. It gets better. It ALWAYS gets better.
What is your favorite trick? Least favorite?
My current favorite is the Marionette to a hip balance on the least favorite (only because it's giving me grief) is Cupid.
If you could run away to a desert island with one person from Bumbershoot who would it be?
My Bumberslinging pals and showcase cohorts: Aurelie, Coty, Jackie, and Molly! I couldn't take just one! They keep me smiling and give me courage!
Do you have a favorite memory from class or performing?
A favorite memory of mine is from a rehearsal I shared with Aurelie, Coty, Jackie, Molly and Dana preparing for the Spring Showcase last year. We spent the better part of two hours trying to find creative and visually appealing ways to successfully get two people into the same sling: no option was left unexplored, we laughed until our sides hurt, and climbed until our hands were in a permanent claw-grip position.
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