Student of the Month

August 2016
Emily Howard
What brought you to Bumbershoot Aerial Arts?
My friend Terry had tried Aerial Fitness and loved it. Knowing that I liked workouts that didn’t really seem like working, he recommended I give it a try. I’ve been taking Aerial Fitness and other classes ever since.
What is your favorite apparatus to work on?
Silks. They are challenging and beautiful.
What is your favorite thing about Bumbershoot?
Coming to Bumbershoot is my chance to “turn off” from the world and spend time with me, having fun, laughing and working hard.
What kinds of things do you do when you aren’t hanging in the air?
I love to read and do yoga. I’m an architect / designer of aquariums and museums by day, so I also spend a lot of time checking out exhibits (near and far), observing what people like to do / see, and enjoying learning new things.
What is your favorite dessert?
Anything chocolate.
When you are having a tough day in class, what do you tell yourself?
I think about a quote from Winston Churchill, “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” That usually puts a smile on my face.
What is your favorite trick? Least favorite?
My favorite trick is Georgia Twist on silks. It’s fun to spin around and it leads to some other cool tricks.
My least favorite are drops. I’ve never quite gotten over my fear of heights.
If you could run away to a desert island with one person from Bumbershoot who would it be?
I’d say Joelle. I know she could easily scale a coconut palm so we would have food and I know she’d always be so fun and encouraging no matter the circumstances.
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