I had the joy of asking the incredible Ukrainian contortionist Emilia Suslovets some questions about her journey as one of the best new contortionists. Emilia is an amazing contortionist and when she takes to the stage and performs and showcases her astounding skills, she leaves the audience in awe and mesmerized by what the human body can do. The joy she has on her face when performing is infectious and her smile brings happiness to many. Emilia trains under the guidance of her mother, renowned Ukrainian contortionist coach Tatiana Kuznetsova. Below are her responses.
(Translated using Google Translate)
Q1: How long have done contortion for?
3 years ago.
Q2: How did you start contortion?
According to mom’s advice.
Q3: How often do you train and for how long?
3 times a week
Q4: What is your favourite contortion move/trick?
Q5: What has been your best contortion experience?
When I performed on the table.
Q6: What is your ultimate contortion goal/dream?
Become the most flexible
Q7: Best advise you’ve received?
Mom said that you need to study so as to be a professional
Q8: What does a usual day of training look like?
My workout starts from 12 to 6 from the beginning of stretching, then an equilibrium break for lunch again stretching, warm-up of the back, the robot over the number, pumping, webs.
Q9: What is your preparation for a performance?
I get my hair done and I warm up.
Q10: What or who is your biggest motivator in contortion?
Q11: What goes through your head when you’re doing a contortion performance?
I am thinking about pulling my feet and knees.
Q12: Do you get nervous? How do you overcome your nerves?
I’m not nervous