Introducing Elevated Aerials Mentorship Program!

After seeing the success of having showcase mentors to guide students through the 8 weeks of showcase prep the last few years, we have decided to make an entire individualized mentorship program help students peruse any of their aerial goals year round. Are you excited? We are! Check out the details below:

Do you have aerial goals and dreams just waiting to be explored? Do you envision yourself doing bigger more high flying things? Do you feel like you’ve hit a plateau? Are you struggling to find motivation? Are you feeling a little lost on where to even start to achieve all these ideas swirling in your head?

We’ve been there, we feel you, we see you, and we are here to support you with Elevated Aerials Mentorship program!

This 6 week program is designed to help you start honing your goals by breaking down big ideas into more bite size pieces. How do we do this? By getting you in the studio more, by mapping out plans specific to YOUR goals, creating new habits, and by holding you accountable along the way.

Here’s what’s included:

ONE half hour Brain Storming Virtual Consultation

SIX one hour private lessons focusing on YOUR goals (virtual and/or studio)

ONE 4-week workshop of either sling, silks or lyra

EIGHT Flexibility and/or Open Gyms

SIX week access to our On Demand Flexibility and/or Aerial Fit based on student goals (virtual)

The cost of this 6 week program is $660 (with an option to break up payments into two separate payments). Please contact your mentor of choice via email in order to schedule your first consult!


Brittany Naegel:

Growing up Brittany enjoyed competing on a national award winning rowing team, coaching swim team for her local community center, and assisting with any outdoor adventure sport she could get her hands on. Her love of movement and passion for using adventure to help others realize their full potential began early on.

After her first touch of the fabric, she was hooked! She began taking classes, training and teaching all over! She believes that everyone has a gift to share, and enjoys sharing her love of the fabric with all who are willing to explore. The combination of her knowledge of the body as a Licensed Massage Therapist and her passion for aerials has enabled her to help others realize their strengths, both inside and out.

Finding the balance in life is key and the same goes for aerials. Brittany loves helping folks create an enjoyable practice that encourages healthy habits, especially when it comes to their aerial practice. If you’re committed to putting in the time and work; Brittany will help put together a plan that suits your lifestyle to assist you in reaching your goals. 

Apparatus & Skill Focus:

  • Sling
  • Movement Quality (non apparatus specific)
  • Strength / Skill Specific Goals
  • Spin Technique
  • Transitions in the air!

Mentorship Focus:

  • Routine / Habit Building
  • Organization
  • Breaking Down Skill / Strength Goals
  • Creating A Practice That You Enjoy
  • Therapeutic Movement 

Please contact Brittany via email at

Samantha Hancock:

Samantha specializes in lyra, sling, lollipop, pole, and one of a kind aerial creations, with dance experience in modern, contemporary, exotic, ball room, swing, and argentine tango. She has pursued certifications in Lyra & Silks by Paperdoll Militia, functional and exploratory movement through both of Marlo Fisken’s Level 1 and Level 2 Floor Flow teacher training, while also diving deep into multiple movement intensives and private training across the US. She has developed aerial programs, mentorship programs, communities, and events for multiple aerial studios and companies, while continuously living the life of a student to grow her own movement and teaching practices. Samantha is driven to help students find their own individual creative style. Nothing is more powerful than watching a student, no matter what their skill level, create something they are proud to share with others. 

Apparatus & Skill Focus:

  • Lyra
  • Sling
  • Lollipop
  • Pole
  • Flexibility
  • Functional Movement
  • Floor Flow

Mentorship Focus:

  • Creating Healthy Habits
  • Creative Movement & Development
  • Building road maps to Goals
  • Conditioning
  • Reframing Perspective
  • Flexibility Training
  • Act Creation
  • Quality of Movement

Contact Samantha via email at samantha@elevated-aerials

Kelsey Long:

Kelsey specializes in sling, lyra, lollipop lyra, and floorwork. Her personal movement style is heavily influenced by a flow mindset, often focusing on meditative pathways. Kelsey’s greatest passion is helping others unlock their body’s potential. She has mentored countless aerial students and budding instructors, and regularly seeks mentoring and training opportunities for herself.  
Each person’s movement journey is unique and she would love to help guide you in one or more of the following areas: 

Apparatus & Skill Focus: 

  • Lyra (single & duo)
  • Sling
  • Lollipop
  • Floor Flow

Mentorship Focus: 

  • Routine Development
  • Skill Building & Accountability
  • Quality of Movement
  • Organization & Planning
  • Creative Consultations
  • Social Media Mapping
  • Artistry Professionalism

Please contact Kelsey via email at