Meet The Fuel Girls: Katrina
This week, The London Tattoo Convention caught up with Katrina from The Fuel Girls to find out more about her jaw-dropping aerial acts and love of performance.
You have an accent! Where did you grow up?
If you had to give up modelling or performing, which one would it be?
Probably modelling, there's so much freedom with performing, it’s so much more exciting then standing in front of a camera.
What is your favourite skill when performing?
I love anything flying! Either the swinging chain, or aerial straps – I have a straps act with a bathtub which is a lot of fun! And quite wet too! When you are on stage you don't notice if the water is freeeeezing!
Do you have to train hard?
I train for technique, then there's a lot of body maintenance to do to keep in shape and prevent injury, especially on some of the apparatus that I use. If you asked what my dream job is, this is it and it's worth all the effort!
What performance have you given that you have been most proud of?
I'm not sure if its pride, but my bath act is the most fun over ever had on stage, so I'll say that one! I have even performed it as a blood bath! That was fun.... And messy!
You are part of the Fuel Girls. How is it working with a group of girls, do you ever fall out?
It's the only chance I get to work in a group, so I love it. Of course, we have our arguments and disagreements, but at the end of the day we come together for a great show and we absolutely love working together – this comes across in our shows and we are all really proud of what we have achieved together as a group.
What has been your favourite Fuel Girls audience to date?
The London Tattoo Convention audiences are always amazing. Colourful, noisy and totally supportive! Bring it on! This will be my 5th year, it feels like our home stage, so it is very special.
If you could give one piece of advice to a new performer what would it be?
Find your style and stick to it. A lot of the time when you learn, it's easy to pick up on other's styles, but until you find your own, you won’t be your own performer.