Raleigh residents Katie Bouterse and Kaci Torres can twist and shape their bodies in tandem and in virtually any shape and position, all of which is stunningly documented in their new venture, ACRO: An Alphabet Art Book.
The content and visuals will appeal to both adults and children alike, and can be used for everything from a conversation starter and coffee table book to a unique way to teach young children their ABCs.
Though both women work regular “day jobs” in Raleigh, the local entrepreneurs also spend much of their time teaching Acrobatic Play at the Cirque de Vol on Wednesday nights. We caught up recently with Kate and Kaci to see how their special project is doing and how they hope it impacts the Raleigh community.
From the point of view of your potential readers, what issue are you hoping to solve?
Having an art book on the market that is truly appropriate for all ages. The unique alphabet concept and bright colors make it irresistible for children. The stunning photography and inspiring content will make it alluring to adults.
Who will be your first customers?
Parents of young children and people interested in photography or Acro Yoga.
What sort of work did you do before starting your company?
We are both currently employed. I am a marketing manager for a national brewery and Katie is a lower elementary teacher. Before our company was founded we were both in college.
How long have you lived in the Raleigh area, and what are your favorite places in Raleigh that only locals know about?
We have both lived in Raleigh for nine years. Our favorite places to hang out at are Lilly’s Pizza and J. Betski’s for food, Foundation and Player’s Retreat for drinks, Cirque de Vol Studios for exercise, and Father & Son for vintage apparel.
How do you feel about being an entrepreneur in the Raleigh area?
We love it! What a supportive and creative community we have!