Q: Do you have a favorite trick or move?
A: My favorite is the Flamingo series and cross back straddle.
Q: Are you working on anything right now?
A: I'm working on 8-Counts for the show :)
Q: What advice or tips do you have for a new aerialist? What about for someone who is thinking about trying aerial dance?
A: It’s very cool, it’s unique. It’s really fun and great exercise. You learn fun moves on your first day.
Photo Courtesy of Emmitt Wakefield Photography
Aerial Dance Fitness
Merrill’s Favorite Quote:
“Do something today that your future self will thank you for."
Merrill Hawk is a Mom and Paralegal who fell in love with aerial arts when she missed seeing Pink in a live concert, but her friends told her about it.“I watched the video, I think she’s amazing.”
Merrill’s girl friend came to town one day and they planned as many activities as they could fit into 4 days. Bikram-Yoga, Working Out, Surfing, and of course Aerial Athlete!
“Aerial was the funnest thing ever, I loved it! I signed up right after my first class and couldn’t wait to come back.”
Merrill has been flying with Aerial Athlete for only 6 months, but her athletic backgroud allows her to get teh hang of the art rather quickly!
She has always been athletic, she does hot yoga, paddle-boards, kayaks, plays ice hockey, skates, likes to rock climb, skydives, scuba dives, run’s marathons, and is learning to surf!
Q: What is your favorite thing about classes at Aerial Athlete?
A: I really like this studio. Laura’s an awesome coach and the girls are great. It’s not competitive and everyone helps each other.
Q: What about Aerial dance has surprised you or differs from your expectations?
A:Aerial is my favorite thing to do.