The idea that we can only pursue one thing in life because we can only be good at one thing is a stale and close-minded belief.
I am going to tell you the story of a little girl whose dream was flying on a trapeze as a circus artist...
An action enthusiast by nature, I was born and raised in Italy within a big and creative family; soon enough I had to learn how to be a contortionist in order to squeez into my parents car with my brothers and sisters. I have always relished being on stage, from school recitals and athletic competitions to in-house improvised acrobatic dance shows. When I was ten my dad finally took me to a gymnastics school: it was love at first sight. Very soon I started spending every single afternoon at the gym and I started competing. Later on I worked as kids competitive gymnastics coach for Associazione Master in Palermo, Italy (1999-2005).
After high school, I took a detour choosing Medicine and becoming a psychiatrist, for I needed to better understand the unconscious movements of the soul and meet those ghosts that had been haunting me for a long time; meanwhile testing myself with theater and physical theater workshops every now and then, when my passions were to great to ignore.
In the spring of 2010, my studies brought me to New York, where I attended the Personality Disorders Institute of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, directed by Dr. Otto F. Kernberg, as a visiting fellow of Psychiatry. I soon-after realized I couldn’t live without my old passions and eventually moved to New York at the end of the year, searching for a new path. I started training daily with members of the Streb Dance Company, learning the Pop-Action technique and practicing floor and aerial acrobatics; their lab in Williamsburg — SLAM — became and still is a home for my new growth and gave me an opportunity to refine my teaching skills with kids and adults of different levels (2011-2014).
I worked at Everyday Athlete in Carroll Gardens and Brooklyn Heights as leader coach of the kids program, Personal trainer and small group trainer for teenagers, adults, seniors and post-natal women, as well as studio assistant manager (2014-2015).
In early 2015 I got certified as Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and later on as Box-Aerobic Exercise Instructor from the International Sports Conditioning Association.
I currently live in Brooklyn where I train most of my clients and work on my aerial performances and other future projects, integrating my multiple passions and welcoming every new wind of change.