Morgan Sjoblom Interview, AAU Community Member

Aerial Arts of Utah
Flight of Fancy, Illusions 2017 “The Contraption” Photo Credit: Rick Whitson — with Morgan Sjoblom and Tricia Stauffer at Rose Wagner Center.

What is your favorite apparatus(es)?
I really love silks, lyra, and trapeze. I know that includes a lot but I really find each one fascinating in their own way, to me each apparatus has it’s own special personality.

What do you love about aerial arts?
I started aerials at a time in my life when I wanted and needed change. What I love most about aerial arts is my relationship with the creative expression and the ability to change it depending on what is happening in my life. I find it very appealing that aerial arts can coexist and relate with everything else that I do day to day. The first photo in this post is from my first aerial performance. This performance really emulated my life and helped me to harness and conquer positives and negatives I was facing. Compare that to the second photo taken last month. I can literally feel the emotions coming through in each photo and feel what I felt at those exact moments. To me aerials is so potent and truthful, it has become a part of who I am and I can’t imagine not having it in my life.

What are you currently working on?
I’m about to start working on specialized strength training to improve aerial performance. I feel I’m at a point where I want to really clean up my movements and go through the air as if gravity didn’t exist. A girl can dream and I’m ready to work for those dreams!