Rissa fell in love with acro immediately and it has been part of her life constantly since early 2014. She found acro as a relatively normal human with no athletic background. This allowed her to struggle with acro quite a bit in the beginning and find many of the common pitfalls. This allows her as a teacher to understand what a lot of beginners experiences are and help them through those same pitfalls. She has spent a lot of time training at the San Francisco and San Diego Circus Centers including month + stays. Her favorite acro to work on and teach are foot to hand, hand to hand, whips, and pops. She also has grown to adore handstands, and can often be found spending some time on her hands.