Teaching Plus-Size Aerial Students

Monday, January 9, 2023 from 12:00PM - 1:30 PM in the Blue room and others  •  Cost: $20

This professional development workshop is designed to familiarize aerial instructors and studio owners with the struggles plus-size aerial students face as well as teach adaptations and spotting techniques specifically for plus size students. We will focus on sling and lyra as many of these techniques can be transferred to other apparatus.

Ginger SnapsGinger Snaps, The Tastiest Tease in Texas, is an award-winning international burlesque performer, aerialist, and producer from Austin, TX. Voted Austin’s “Best Burlesque Performer” every year since 2016 by the Austin Chronicle Reader’s Poll, she is renowned for her unique burlesque and aerial performance creations. Ginger has been seen on stages and screens across the globe including on America’s Got Talent, Das Supertalent in Germany, performing at the illustrious Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender in Las Vegas twice, headlining the Brasilia Burlesque Festival, and numerous viral social media videos and articles.

She is the Performance Manager for Sky Candy aerial arts, the founder of Legislate THIS – a series of burlesque fundraiser shows for Planned Parenthood, as well as the founder of the Aerials for Plus-Sized Bodies program and accompanying series of professional development workshops that she teaches to studios and instructors around the globe. When not instigating for glitter and social justice Ginger can be found on various social media platforms at @gingersnapsburlesque!