Student of the Month

August 2013
Elisa Fabbrini
What brought you to Bumbershoot Aerial Arts?
My very good friend Anja. She heard about Bumbershoot about 3 years ago and she was looking for someone who would go with her to try an aerial fitness class. I was feeling particularly adventurous at that time so I went with her ...... and it was love at first inversion!
What is your favorite apparatus to work on?
Fabrics. I've been working on fabrics since the beginning, so it's the apparatus I now better. I like the lyra a lot but that hard and unbendable surface does not work too well with my nottoo-flexible joints! I recently started trapeze and slings and I love them.
What is your favorite thing about Bumbershoot?
Bumbershoot to me is like an imaginary land, when I'm here I am able to do things that I only imagined doing but that I NEVER, not even in a million years, thought I could actually do.
What kinds of things do you do when you aren’t hanging in the air?
Sitting in a chair in front of my computer and flying home (a lot!) to see my family and my little nephew who I am madly in love with.
What is your favorite dessert?
The crème caramel that my mom used to make, totally from scratch and totally delicious.
If you could run away to a desert island with one person from Bumbershoot who would it be?
I would take Josh, my boyfriend who I first met when he was hanging upside down at Bumbershoot pointing his toes very gracefully. If I could take another person, I would take Meg because she is super cool and I love her.
Do you have a favorite memory from class or performing?
First time I tried a 360: I was up there, all wrapped up in fabrics ready to do the jump, but I was too scared to let go... all my fellows classmates were cheering for me, Meg was there with her reassuring presence... but no, no way, I couldn't do it... Meg had to literally hold my hands and slowly take me down... a little embarrassing at the time I have to admit, but a sweet memory today. BTW, I eventually conquered the 360 jump and now is my everyday cup of tea!
What is your philosophy of aerial and life?
To be curious, curious, and curious about everything that I don’t know yet. Not to be afraid to test my limits, and if my joints allow me, eventually go beyond them.
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