Ne‘keya Gusman took first place overall in Azul Fest Hawai‘i’s first-ever world competition.
COURTESY OF BETHANY EMBER
Ne‘keya Gusman, of Kapa‘a, performs atop a spinning lyra pole.
COURTESY OF NOA GUSMAN
Ne‘keya Gusman performs an aerial silk routine on her 22-foot-tall rig.
KAPA‘A — A local acrobat took first place overall in a worldwide competition last Saturday, soaring over her competition with a nearly five-minute performance on silk ribbons suspended 22 feet in the air.