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Top 10 Tips for Becoming a Professional Aerialist, or Professional Anything for That Matter

Dear Silkies,

Mama Silk is pleased to launch a new feature of her blog “Ask Mama Silk”. Send in your performance and training-related questions, and Mama Silk will do her best to give you the answers you seek.

To start us off, Mama Silk will answer a common question: “How do I become a professional aerialist?”. Here are the top ten answers.

1. Have a strong skill set
You’d think this goes without saying, but it needs emphasis. Have a good strong act. Ready. Now.

Your transitions should be smooth, your legs straight and your toes pointed, and you should not be visibly struggling to get through your act or any particular trick. If you can’t run your routine to perfection three times in an hour or so, you are not ready to perform it. Only include tricks you can execute 100% of the time. Trust me on this one.