By Jessica Testa
This incredible 13-year-old aerial artist has shown that she has some serious skills in the air, regardless of where she is.
Stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop Jocelyn Hunt from continuing her aerial training in the comfort of her living room in Las Vegas using a portable rig while gyms were closed and classes were cancelled.
Stay at home mum Michelle Hunt says her daughter trains five hours a day, seven days a week on average, focusing on her strength, flexibility, and grip strength.
Michelle said: “She trains in several circus skills including straps, Chinese Pole, lyra, flying trapeze, rope and has been also working on handstands, flexibility, tumbling, and unicycle.”
Jocelyn has placed in several competitions, most notably winning first place in the straps category at VIVA Fest while competing as the only girl against teenage boys when she was just 10 years old.
Jocelyn said: “I love being able to fly in the air. Flying in the air feels free. Nothing is better than being able to perform in front of an audience and make them smile.”
The ambitious teenager has also performed in Cirque Du Soleil’s charity event One Night For One Drop and another charity event called Circus Couture.
Michelle proudly describes her daughter as a very driven and motivated person and says she can do anything she sets her mind to.
“We are so proud of Jocelyn. She is such a hard worker.”