Cambria DeLee Interview, AAU Community Member

Cambria DeLee on lyra
Cambria DeLee on lyra at AAoU

What is your favorite apparatus(es)?
My favorite apparatuses are trapeze and lyra

How did you get interested in aerial arts?
I have always been interested in the circus arts, but was under the impression that you had to be born into it, or be a professional dancer/gymnast who is recruited. When I was living in Kansas City, I saw a performance by the local aerial dance group Quixotic. I told my friend who was at the show with me about how I always wished I could be a circus performer. She informed me that there were classes taking place at the gym she went to. I signed up for classes the next day, and haven’t looked back!

What do you love about aerial arts?
I’ve moved around the country quite a bit. Every time I move to a new place I find the aerial dance studio, and am quickly welcomed into the community. The circus arts/aerial dance community is the most friendly, fun, hard working community I’ve ever come across.

What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on a group piece for the Flight of Fancy show, and a trapeze solo for Ring Around the Rose. And, personally, I’m working on becoming more graceful!