Alice Capitani, 30, The gymnastics pro takes the discipline to new heights
Time Out Dubai staff
How did you get into aerial performing? I started artistic gymnastics when I was five years old, and started training for eight hours a day from the age of nine. I was selected for the Italian National team and competed in the Sydney 2000 Olympics. When I finished my competitive career, I started working as an acrobatic performer in theatre shows in Rome, then worldwide.
Best bit of your job? The adrenaline before the show and the satisfaction when you finish – if it goes well.
Why is Dubai a good place to be an aerial performer? Because there aren’t many professional acrobatic performers here. Also, the economic situation in the UAE allows for high budgets in the entertainment industry.