A MONTH IN THE LIFE: DIANE
Diane Miller (24) is the director and lead instructor at Ringstar, a studio dedicated to supporting and promoting physical, circus, and theater arts in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is especially skilled at aerial silks and stage combat fighting. Diane and her fiancé, Chris consider themselves to be naturalists. They spend all of their time at home in the nude; having a wood-burning heater and living in a home surrounded by acres of woods allows them the privacy to do so. Diane explained her parents’ contempt for her, due to the fact that she is a naturalist, is studying circus arts, instead of piano, and that her fiancé is “older than her father.” Chris (51) is divorced with two children, 10 and 13 years old. When the kids visit, they censor themselves of course. Diane is very open about her life and allowed me to gain access quickly. Her hard work, juggling the roles of a homeowner, parent, performer, and businesswoman amazed me.