Originally published September 20, 2016
Fill your Instagram feed with beauty and inspiration by following these accounts. (Handles and images are linked to their Insta accounts.)
Based out of California, Brett Womack and Rachel Bowman are an impressive duo that has been featured all over the place - from Cirque du Soleil to True Blood. Both are strong, creative, and flexible! They now co-own The Loft in North Hollywood. Their Instagram account features fantastic sequences on a red tissu with a brick background.
@rachelnevillephotography Rachel Neville mostly photographs ballerinas and ballerinos in NYC. All of her work is beautiful, but her aerial circus photography is particularly stunning. She captures the movement and emotion of the silks like no other. Every picture is the perfect moment frozen in time.
@aerialistinthewild Kaydee Barker's account has a very cool theme and she executes it phenomenally. Her Insta feed features her and her silks and lyra rigged in the most amazing places: hanging from cliffs, soaring above waterfalls, overlooking canyons, and nestled in forests. What a cool theme and beautiful photographs!
Badass corde lisse artist Kathryn Clark has performed in Australia, London, and Dubai. She posts amazing videos of rope sequences that will make you envious. Her beats and catch/release skills are unbelievable.
@elizabeth_bfit I don't think I've ever seen anyone make human flags look as easy as Elizabeth Blanchard. She posts videos of pole, straps, and hand balancing. Want some roll-up inspiration? Check out her account! (And if her strength wasn't impressive enough, she also has over splits every which way.) Her dedication to strength and power has led to some amazing abilities. (Photo credit @xanadu4.)
@cirquedusoleil and @cirquedusoleilcasting I thoroughly enjoyed the content from the Cirque du Soleil Instagram account during the 2016 Rio Olympics. They interviewed past Olympian athletes that now work as Cirque acrobats! The footage was usually a composition of Olympics and Cirque.
Check out @cirquedusoleilcasting for some behind the scenes Cirque action. Many of the performers will post to this account. You might even catch a glimpse of Kristi Wade in her Na'vi blue Toruk costume.
This 15-year-old from Melbourne, Australia, is on track for a successful circus career. From her handle to her CRAZY drops to elbows on lyra, this chick is strong and badass.
@brandonscottacrobat This talented fellow has over 40K followers and it's easy to see why! Contortion + strength + creativity = a new kind of triple threat!