Sahara Hayes Interview, AAU Community Member

Sahara Hayes on trapeze
Sahara Hayes on trapeze, Flight of Fancy 2017

What is your favorite apparatus(es)?
My favorite apparatus is trapeze, though I’d like to explore silks and lyra more someday.

What do you love about aerial arts?
I don’t remember when aerial arts was first brought to my attention, but I’d been interested in it for years before I ended up trying it. I had taken a few single classes at different places, but a few years ago I was given a gift card to the studio. I took the intro class, and have been taking trapeze every session since.

What are you currently working on?
I have a background in dance, and played with rock climbing in college. Aerials feels like it is a perfect merger of the two, bringing strength and grace into one art form.