Today I am sharing ten aerialists that you should follow on Instagram for a solid dose of aerial inspiration. From aerial hoop to silks to cubes and beyond, Instagram is filled with aerialists showing off their skills, and I often find myself saving videos to try during my next training session. In no particular order, here are ten of my favorite aerialists that I follow!
@emmabyers is a Las Vegas aerialist that plays mostly on aerial hoop, but she also shares videos of aerial fabric, handstand acrobatics, and even chains! I especially like that she mostly shares training videos, since it inspires me to work on new transitions into tricks I already know.
@lorenavargasb is a crazy talented aerialist from Ecuador! Her transitions are so fluid, and I had to rewatch her last video of a reverse meathook to meathook to toe hang combo multiple times just to make sure it was actually possible.
@manderrooney is a multi-tasking aerialist, working on everything from aerial hammock and hoop to trapeze and cube. I especially love how much of her aerial work is done outdoors – her feed always makes me want to run outside to play!
@_w_a_v_e_r_l_y_ mainly shares aerial hoop and aerial silks pictures and videos, and her strength and flexibility is seriously impressive! Her pictures from various outdoor aerial photo shoots are stunning, but she also shares training videos like the rest of us.
@monicasaerialadventures is an aerial arts instructor and a firefighter – how badass is that combination?! She mostly shares aerial hoop tricks and combos, and after a period of not sharing often she’s picked it up again lately.
@meriburgess is a pole dancing contortion-y aerialist who is attending the professional track at Frequent Flyers Productions in Boulder, which means she is studying aerial arts full time. Her Instagram is full of exciting apparatuses like cube, rope, and bungee, in addition to pole and aerial hoop!
@aliciaaerial is a ballerina whether she is on aerial hoop, silks, or pole, and you can tell from how fluidly she transitions from one trick to the next! (That, and the pointe shoes!)
@jade_aerial_artistry is a former gymnast turned aerialist, working mostly on aerial hoop and silks. Jade shares a lot of pictures and videos from her various performances as well as training videos, and I love seeing aerialists actually getting hired for real gigs too!
@aeriallison is a beautiful aerialist whether she’s solo on silks, doing doubles on rope/corde lisse, or showing off her oversplits on chains. She’s even done equestrian vaulting – if standing splits are no longer hard enough for you, try doing them on the back of a horse!
@rony_aerial_artistry owns an aerial studio in Australia, is an X-Pole Aerial Ambassador, and is the kind of aerialist that makes me want to go do more pull-ups every time I see her post a new video. (Seriously though, those back levers are a lot harder than she makes ‘em look!)
As I haven’t been following aerialists for nearly as long as I’ve been following polers, I’m sure there are lots of awesome accounts that I am missing in this post. If you know of any, do leave a comment so I can check them out. And as always, leave your own Instagram username so I can visit you!