Aspiring acrobats in search of guidance in the fine art of aerial agility now have somewhere to start.
Rachael Smith has been a keen acrobat for most of her life, honing her craft since the age of 11, and now teaches a class of around 50 students at Allstars Acrobatics.
Ms Smith started her studio after acrobatics teacher Melinda Leo left Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and recommended Ms Smith to her former students.
“(Ms Leo) left town and a lot of people were looking at me to take over, because I’ve done it for the longest amount of time and I know what I’m doing, so I thought I’d take on the challenge,” Ms Smith said.
Ms Smith is hoping to expand the class size and routines, which currently incorporates students with a range of age and experience.“We can have up to around 80 students, because we’ve found that 20 students a class is a nice number,” Ms Smith said. “It’s nicer when classes are a little bigger than what it is, when you have a few more kids you can make the routines a little more spectacular.”