We had the good fortune of connecting with Kerry Wee and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kerry, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Dancers have a pretty short shelf life compared to other careers and I’ve always been very aware of my expiration date on stage. I’m also accustomed to being my own boss and calling the shots as well as the challenges that come with that. I knew I needed to invest my time and energy into a business that had more longevity and that “niched-downwards,” meaning I needed to do what is uniquely me with more specificity than ever before.

I launched Wrap Your Head Around Silks three years ago. It’s an aerial silks brand geared towards beginner to intermediate aerial silks students worldwide. It includes a flagship online silks course as well as a free mini course that can be accessed by anyone everywhere and I couple my online teaching with in-person teaching here in LA five days a week.

In the last year, I expanded the brand by self-publishing a book Understanding Aerial Silks and launching the podcast The Expecting Aerialist which discusses how pregnancy and motherhood intersect with our lifestyles which has a worldwide listener-base.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
When I first started aerial, I had absolutely no upper-body strength, which is slightly problematic as you may imagine. My path was definitely not a rocket to stardom. I was relatively slow compared to my peers and strength building is still challenging for me, but my strength has always been perseverance. Throughout my process, I saw others begin but not continue and as I kept going, I developed a richness in my aerial practice that might not have been cultivated in a rush.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Girlfriend visits me in LA! Let’s do it!. I’d take her to Malibu wines during the day with a blanket and picnic basket. Wine tasting and snacking while sunning and people watching sounds pretty perfect to me. Perhaps we’d finish off the afternoon by taking a short drive or bike ride to the beach and watch the sunset.

I would definitely plan a trip to Universal Studios to see Harry Potter World. I love the ride, the butterbeer and watching the beaubuton’s perform. A couple of my friends here dance there. After the theme park. I’d cross Cahaunga and go to Mercado. They have the most amazing Jalapeno Margaritas.

I’d have her tag along to either watch or take my classes at Womack & Bowman The LOFT then go see my man perform at Harvelle’s in Santa Monica for The Toledo Show.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to shoutout about my partner-in-crime, Asa Watkins. He’s the love of my life and the best daddy ever to our daughter. I met him on stage four years ago when he was the drummer in a show that I danced in. I’m so impressed with his work ethic, talent and the heart he puts into his music every single day. Asa does all the post-production on my podcast as well as a million other things he does to have my back.

Website: https://www.wrapyourheadaroundsilks.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kerrywee1/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kerry_wee

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WrapYourHeadAroundSilks

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC_RlcM1XheW_ig3fAX_Srw

Image Credits
Jeremy Scripter JC Argetsinger

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