Nikita Anufriiev aerial straps performer was born in Ukraine. He began learning gymnastics at 5 years of age and soon became a member of the young national team of Ukraine. His studies led to his qualification as a Master of Sports, Ukraine and he became a Bachelor of Physical Education after studying between 2010 – 2014 at Zaporizhzhya National University.
In 2012 he began his circus career with a unique combination of strength and flexibility which he demonstrates in his acts. His contracts have ranged from Circus Russoli in Belarusia, Swiss Christmas in Switzerland, Turkish Circus, Ukrainian Circus, Gala in Germany, Swiss Dream Circus in Malaysia, Oh La La in Switzerland and Les stars du Cabaret & Les stars du Cirque in France.
He has also appeared in Circolo in Germany, WEP in Turkey, Circus in Hungary, Palace Theatre in the USA, Fallsview Casino in Canada, Circus Roncalli, and, to date, Gala shows in the Ukraine.
Aerial Straps Nikita Anufriiev Ukraine
Multi Lingual Artiste: As a Ukrainian national he speaks Ukrainian, Russian and English with skills ranging from straps, high bars, aerial pole, handstand and contortion.
“My talent is unique combination of strength and flexibility which I demonstration in my acts. My acts can be adapted to the space, the music and the theme of the event.”
Straps, also known as aerial straps, are a type of aerial apparatus on which various feats of strength and flexibility may be performed, often in the context of a circus performance. It is a cotton or nylon web apparatus that looks like two suspended ribbons. By wrapping the strap ends around hands and wrists, the performer performs holds, twists, rolls and manoeuvres, requiring extreme strength and precision similar men’s rings in gymnastics. Straps are available in various configurations, including those with various types of loops at the ends and those without loops.
A straps act usually includes held poses and postures done on the straps, dance moves performed on the floor away from the straps, partner acrobatics done on and off the straps, as well as having the straps pulled up and let down during the act. (Wikipedia).