The Jeddah-based aerialist is the first and only Saudi to ever perform publicly in a circus in Saudi Arabia.
“It was a dream come true. I felt a rush of adrenaline when I was up there. I love circus, and I always wanted to be part of one. I am so happy and proud that my first public performance was in my country,” Al Sahhaf told Gulf News.
The Taif festival is one of the 11 Saudi festivals planned by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) to promote national tourism by meticulously planning scores of activities in different regions of the kingdom throughout the year.
The 41-year-old mother of three girls also opened Saudi Arabia’s first certified aerial arts studio in Jeddah in March this year, where she coaches girls and women of all ages modern yoga, pilates, pole dancing, and aerial tricks on hoop and silk.
The immense success of Al Sahhaf’s aerial art classes motivated her to open such studios in different cities of the kingdom, with Riyadh being the next city in line.
The beautiful and soft-spoken aerialist loved going to the circus as a child and always dreamt of being part of it, but never pursued it seriously…
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