Aerial fabric became Ronja's passion after taking a class in Seattle at the age of 35. Completely hooked, she was determined to bring this art form home to Hawaii where she was living at the time. Combining skills from her past career as a teacher and current profession as a massage therapist, she embarked on a journey of learning to teach aerial arts. After a teacher training with Elsie Smith from New England Center for Circus Arts, she co-founded Hawaii Aerial and Performing Arts on Hawaii's Big Island. Ronja is excited to now be part of the Aerial Lab's team and is hoping to share the amazing world of flying with people of all ages and walks of life!