This World-Class Aerialist Defied the Odds & Danced Her Way to Stardom!
Meet Janine Eggenberger, one of Europe’s best aerial acrobat whose dance school is inspiring people online to keep going!
Swiss Banker turned World-Class Aerialist, Janine Eggenberger discovered her passion for dance very early in life. Born and raised in Switzerland, the banker turned dancer began dancing ballet at the age of 6. As a young adult, Janine was always told that she would never be a good dancer. Taking that up as a challenge, she not only became a dancer with Cirque de Soleil and Swiss Dream Circus (Malaysia’s very own Circus) but was also the semi-finalist of Das Super Talent 2018 aka Germany Got Talent 2018!
Janine tells Good News Malaysia: “I have always followed my dreams. So, my first dream was to be a dancer even though my body shape was not best suited to be one. It was daunting in the beginning, so for the longest time I’ve kept it as a hobby. When I started working as a Banker, it was then I realized that I really wanted to dance and so I went to New York to pursue dance. Just when everyone thought I wont succeed, I never looked back and kept moving forward – elevating from dance to become an aerialist. This motivated me even more to keep moving forward.”
Check out Janine’s mid-air tricks in this absolutely stunning video….
The performer, who describes herself as a lover of music, dance and theatre had this to say about inspiring others to dance – “Teaching to me is like food to the soul. When I impart my knowledge to someone else, it just makes me feel good!”.
Janine, who divides her time between performing and running a school of acrobatics, regards running her business founded on a passion for dance as “simple.”
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Janine Eggenberger is now one of the best aerial acrobats in Europe and masters a diverse repertoire unlike anyone else. From the dance trapeze to the vertical scarf and straps, Janine performs over 10 different moves.
In addition to Germany, the Netherlands, Malaysia and the USA, she has since inspired the audience in Switzerland with the Cirque Starlight, at “Das Zelt” and at the KKL Luzern. Her acrobatics school, “Flyingdance – School of Circus Arts”, is where she shares her enthusiasm for aerial acrobatics with her students. To top it off, Janine has made a name for herself as an established artist in Fällanden for several years (ZH), regularly performing at public and private events. We are also pleased to inform that she even has students from Malaysia learning with her! Brilliant!
Here’s how Janine and her team helped viewers to stay fit and flexible during the coronavirus crisis. Way to go, Janine!
Want to know more about Janine Eggenberger and her illustrious “flying school”? Check out https://www.flyingdance.ch/come-and-fly-with-us/