Name / Alina Syunkova
Born / Saratov, Russia
Age began training / 4
Education / Stanford University, B.A., International Relations
Profession / Marketing in the Domain Name Industry
Athletic background / rhythmic gymnastics, synchronized swimming
Early on I competed intensively in synchronized swimming. Gradually, my passion for motion in the water evolved into a passion for motion in the air.
I am both Russian and Californian. Having spent 2015-2016 in the Pacific Northwest queen city of Seattle, I am excited to return to Los Angeles!
I do a great deal of training for aerial circus arts. My main apparatus is the Lyra (aerial hoop, cerceau). I also train in a range of other disciplines, including aerial hammock and silks, static trapeze, rope or corde lisse, hand balancing and contortion. My all-time favorite format for conditioning is rhythmic gymnastics. And I do hot yoga regularly to rebalance my body: it always gives me more energy!
I created this website for three key reasons:
- as a chronicle of my artistic journey
- as a vehicle to generate collaboration
- as a platform for sharing beauty and inspiration with those who may seek it
All content and images are my own and an integral part of me. If you would like to collaborate or have questions about an image, please Contact Me.
All Training photos are taken by my instructors and fellow aerialists, capturing moments of our daily work. I am also fortunate to work with brilliant photographers from time to time. Their photos are in the Photography gallery, credited with a link to the photographer's website, where you can contact them directly.
I hope that my story will provide you with something useful for your own journey - enjoy! xx Love and Light