Spring is here and our Angel of the Month is no April Fool! April 2017 Angel of the Month is Angel City Junior Derby’s very own Bellatrix LeStrangle!
It all started a few years ago at a birthday party at Moonlight Rollerway. Bellatrix then named Mette June, spent hours creeping around the rink trying to learn to skate. She was hooked! Her determination and tenacity paid off. Her family took her to a roller derby bout. There she met Hermione Grinder and learned about the awesome Junior program at Angel City. They made the trek to Angel City Derby Headquarters, and the lure of the screeching wheels and magnetic skater power was too much to resist. She was in and Bellatrix LeStrangle was born!
Bellatrix started in the beginners program September 9, 2016. Immediately, her enthusiasm, drive and focus to learn all things derby impressed the coaches who decided to mover her up to the Blockbusters. Since making Blockbusters, she has progressed so much as a skater and quickly learned the rules of flat track by asking questions and staying focused, which can be attributed to her martial arts background. Bellatrix is a supportive teammate with a great sense of humor, and an amazing asset to ACJD!
By day, Bellatrix lives on an urban farm above Los Angeles with over 20 animals. She loves to travel with her family and is currently developing her “Slime” business. Ask her about it!
Be sure to catch Bellatrix playing with fellow Blockbusters and the rest of ACJD as they compete in Angel City’s 5th Annual Tinseltown Showdown April 8th and 9th at Angel City Headquarters.