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To soar above the rest - Alumni Profiles
September 2012 Issue
Melissa Roberts (MHP ’01) knew the earth couldn’t ground her. Despite her degree and position as an adjunct professor at the UGA College of Environment and Design, she took to the sky in 2002 after attending an aerial dance performance at Canopy Studio, a trapeze center in Athens that celebrated its 10th anniversary in April. “I’ve been a gymnast my whole life, but gave it up when I went to college. I always felt like there was something that was missing,” Roberts says. Once she saw her first aerial performance, she knew she had found what she was missing. “It was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen anyone do with their body. I wanted to do it, and I wanted to be good at it,” she says. Roberts began attending classes and trained with various circus outfitters around the country when she traveled. All of the work paid off when she took over as director of Canopy Studio three years ago. …
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