Jump rope savant Adrienn Bánhegyi showcased her craft at a local event.
Bánhegyi probably could get away with just jumping rope really fast, but in this video, she puts on quite a show. At first, she waves her rope around like a ribbon dancer, then she jumps to it—but it’s not your average jumping.
Bánhegyi shows us what is possible with a jump-rope, twisting and switching effortlessly—and she makes it look easy. Then she brings a soccer ball into the act, balancing it on of her foot as kicks it repeatedly while still jumping rope on one foot. She even gets a little acrobatic, jumping on her hands, with some moves characteristic of the martial arts of Shaolin monks. Oh, and she also breaks into Charleston dance.
Bánhegyi has been honing her craft for the past 15 years.
By her own admission, Bánhegyi makes her living by jumping rope. According to her own website, she has had a storied career when it has come to her craft:
“After 15 years of competitive jump rope, holding 2 world records and winning World and European Jump Rope Championships several times, I was selected to be an artist of Cirque du Soleil. Having performed in New York City and touring North America for a while, I was offered to accept a new challenge in 2011, to perform my solo skipping act in the most well-known TV studios across the United States and Canada, promoting their show, Quidam.”
“Besides, my promotional engagements with Cirque du Soleil, I also work for German based companies on a regular basis, my solo act often appears on the stages of Variete Theatres and Special Events,” she explained. The event performed above is just one of many for Bánhegyi.
The jump roper also has her own YouTube channel where she showcases more of her talent.