Tiffany Slaybaugh DaVanzo of Slaybaugh Studios recently produced a series of illustrations for the book, Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to Strength, Flexibility, Training and Injury Prevention by Emily Scherb, DPT.

The author, who initially discovered Tiffany through, is a physical therapist and aerialist who specializes in the circus arts. She and Tiffany worked together for over a year with professional aerialists who were photographed performing a variety of stunts. These aerial maneuvers, as well as some physical therapy stretches used by acrobats to stay limber and healthy, were then illustrated by Tiffany in beautiful detail. She focused specifically on highlighting and labeling the primary and secondary muscles utilized by aerialists while performing these difficult moves.

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Tiffany commented that the project was exciting but challenging because “each position was more contorted and complex than the last.”

Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts was published by North Atlantic Books in August 2018.

View more work by Slaybaugh Studios here and on Tiffany’s website.