How an Aerial Silk Dancer Uses the Alaskan Wilderness as Her Stage | INDIE ALASKA

Ten years has gone by since Aerialist, Stephany Jeffers fell in love with Aerial Acrobatics at a workshop at the University of Alaska Anchorage. After a few years studying Aerial in the lower 48, she returned to Alaska, but she found that there was no place to practice her Silks. What do you do when there is nowhere to hang and fly? With no audience watching and applauding you? You make a river bridge your Aerial rig and the Alaskan Wilderness your stage.

To learn more information about Aerial Acrobatics check out Stephany’s website.

Video and Story by Shiri Segal
Music by FirstCom Music

Shiri joined Alaska Public Media in January 2018.  Before joining AKPM, she worked as a News Production Assistant for Anchorage’s ABC/FOX/CW affiliate for six years.  Outside of work, she enjoys painting, metal clay jewelry, thrift shopping, hanging out with family/friends and traveling.

Shiri is an avid traveler has been to a couple different places in Europe, Israel and Japan. She has also resided in a few of the aforementioned. She enjoys research on cultural topics and is learning several different languages including Japanese, Korean, Hebrew and, in addition, historical languages such as Medieval English and Latin.

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