Classes at Westside Academy of Gymnastics this winter?!

As the cold weather began to hit last week, we’ve decided to suspend aerial classes at Swift Movement Studio for the winter months (Jan-March).

On the bright side – Westside Academy of Gymnastics is allowing us to host a few classes there throughout the winter! (Thank you WAG!!)

We plan to finish out the fall schedule at Swift through the end of December, and resume with a full schedule of classes at Swift on April 1st. Please be on the lookout for our winter schedule to be posted later this week!

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to see you all practicing your skills with us at WAG this winter.

Welcoming Samantha Hancock to the Elevated Aerials team!!

Six years ago, Samantha gained her first introduction to aerials in an attempt to find a cross training outlet from competitive horse back riding, and from her first touch of an apparatus never looked back. Since then she has explored her own creativity of movement through different apparatuses, solo floor movement, as well as partner dance and acrobatics.

Samantha was a Pole, fitness, and flexibility instructor at Defiance Studio for 4 years taking students all the way to competition and professional performances. She’s studied multiple dance styles from ballroom, argentine tango, swing, blues, zouk and more. In June she became a certified and licensed Floor Flow® instructor, a floor movement style developed by Marlo Fisken taking inspiration from modern dance, primal movement, break dance, and martial arts.

The challenge and freedom afforded by aerial arts has given Samantha the opportunity to express herself in ways unlike anything else in life. Samantha thrives to share and assist others to find that same freedom!

We couldn’t be more excited to have Samantha join our team of instructors/performers. Her energy, joy and love of movement is contagious! Be on the look out for her workshops beginning in the New Year.

“ Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your Soul on Fire!” – Samantha Hancock

Attention Students and Dreya Weber lovers!!!

If you missed our Dreya workshops, here is another chance at a meet and greet with the lovely Dreya Weber – aaaand super bonus, the event is free 

The Listening Room Guest Artist Series in partnership with My Nose Turns Red Theater Company proudly welcomes Dreya Weber, actor, aerial artist & choreographer for a meet & greet, video viewing of Ms. Weber’s performances, and Q & A session. Attendance is limited for this free event, and is free. Ms. Weber performed aerial silk at the 2002 Winter Olympics and has worked as an aerialist for entertainers including Madonna and Pink, & choreographed aerial acts for Pink’s performance at the 2010 Grammy Awards. Ms. Weber choreographed part of Cher’s farewell tour; produced, starred, & demonstrated her aerialist skills in the film The Gymnast which earned 28 festival awards including Best Feature, and produced & starred in the film A Marine Story. Of interest to many of us in the Tuesday Movie Group, our friends Jenny Trier & RJ Weber are the proud parents of Ms. Weber. At the Clifton Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room 207, 320 McAlpin Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220. For more info, please contact Tom Reese at 513.961.5681, or go to or

Welcome Aerial Instructor, Holly Price!

This Thanksgiving we are counting our blessings as we welcome aerial instructor Holly Price to the Elevated Aerials team!!




Holly graduated from NKU (1999) with a Bachelors in Art and a Minor in dance. Since then she has been passionately creating artistic performances in Cincinnati for 18 years. Holly taught aerial silks at Bella Forza Fitness for 4 years, was an instructor at PlayThink Movement Festival for 3 consecutive years and continues to perform/teach at Mojo Circus. She independently wrote an Individual Artist Grant through the city of Cincinnati for the 2009-2010 year for an aerial duet with Jeremy Millsaps and created her own aerial choreography for the “audience pick” of the 2017 Cincinnati Fringe Festival in a piece called Clara by Alyssa Michaud and Carly Wilson. She also created aerial work to accompany Exhale Dance Company’s Halloween show at the Jarson Kaplin Theater in 2017. Holly is happily employed at BodyMind Balance Pilates and Gyrotonics Studio where she has taught Pilates for 14 years and Gyrotonics for 3. She is thrilled to become part of the Elevated Aerials family and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board!

“This path has led me to a variety of disciplines, but the human body has remained the focus of my exploration. The Contemporary Dance Theater has fed my soul for many wonderful years. I have proficiencies in formal forms of dance, modern dance, and studied the Dunham technique for 5 years with Terri Brown at CDT. I also study and perform improve dance to explore movement, unusual spaces or objects spanning varied physical mediums. About 13 years ago, my love for climbing lead me to start receiving formal training in aerial ballet.” – Holly Price

Katherine Dunham Center for Arts and Humanities in 2000 where she was humbled she got to meet Ms. Dunham herself.
Jo Krieter Off the Ground Dances using metal apparatus in San Francisco.
Aerial Silks in Vermont via Nimble Arts Studio.

Artistic Contributions:
Fanchon Shur on her piece Fight, Flight, Freeze -Instincts for Healthy Living (2002 – 2008).
Rebecca Bedal as a duet on a series called The Living Breath, and with Colleen McCarthy’s Moving Art Dance Company.
Jeremy Millsap’s company Jamming Talent Productions from 2004- 2010.

Holly will teach her first workshop with Elevated Aerials on Tuesday, November 28. Be sure to register in advance at

Photo by: Mikki Schaffner


Legendary choreographer to the stars and professional aerialist, Dreya Weber is coming to Elevated Aerials Thanksgiving weekend!!

Dreya recently designed and choreographed the aerials for Magic Mike Live and Cher Classic in Las Vegas. She has conceived and choreographed Pink’s aerial numbers since her 2004 I’m Not Dead tour, including her celebrated 2010 and 2014 Grammy awards performances of “Glitter in the Air” and “Try” and recently her Billboard Awards performance of “Just Like Fire”. Dreya was featured in Michael Jackson’s This Is It for her work as aerial consultant and associate choreographer.

She will be teaching two aerial-intensive workshops that will focus on solo sequences and duets on both lyra (aerial hoop) and sling (hammock).

We could not be more stoked to have Dreya at Elevated Aerials this month. For more info and to register please click on our “classes” section. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!


Shannon McKenna @ SORA

Our friends at Sora Aerial Arts are hosting Shannon McKenna this coming weekend Sunday November 5 & Monday November 6. She’ll be teaching three workshops:
Ground Movement for Aerialists (All levels)
Drop, Stop, and Roll (Fabric Drops – Beginner/Intermediate)
Essential Straps Skills (advanced)
You won’t want to miss this one! For more info click here.

New Fall Schedule (Sept-Dec)

5:30-6PM Aerial Fit Express
6-7PM Open Gym
7:15-7:45PM Aerial Fit Express

11:30-12PM Aerial Fit Express
12-1PM Open Gym

5:45-6:45PM Workshops (check MINDBODY)
6:45-7:45PM Open Gym
8-8:50PM Aerial Yoga

5:30-6:20PM Aerial Yoga
6:45-7:45PM Workshops (check MINDBODY)
7:45-8:45PM Open Gym

As always, please be sure to register in advance for classes as class space is limited! Register for classes here!

Summer class schedule is in full swing!!

Please be sure to sign up in advance for classes, as class space is limited! Click here to register. 


Aerial Fit Express @ 5:30pm
Aerial Open Gym @ 6pm
Aerial Fit Express @ 11:30am
Aerial Open Gym @ 12pm
Workshop @ 5:45
Aerial Fit Express @ 7:15pm
Aerial Yoga @ 8pm
Aerial Fit & Flexibility @ 5:30pm
Workshop @ 6:45
Aerial Open Gym @ 7:45pm


In this 4 week workshop students will learn the basic skills required for aerial silks, as well as gain strength and flexibility through conditioning. Included in this workshop is one free Open Gym pass that can be used during the 4 week period to practice the skills you’ve learned. No aerial experience is necessary. Click here to see when our next workshop begins!

– $99


This one hour class focuses on conditioning the target areas needed for aerial arts. Building strength and flexibility using floor based exercises and aerial apparatuses. All skill levels welcome and no aerial experience is required.

– $15 or $72 for 6 sessions


This is a 30 minute circuit based class that focuses on strengthening the body for aerial arts. All skill levels welcome and no aerial experience is required.

– $8 or $42 for 6 sessions


This 50 minute class combines a supported traditional yoga mat practice with postures suspended in soft fabric hammocks or slings. A few benefits are an increase in flexibility, decompression in the spine through inversions, building strength and awareness of the core, increased muscle tone, awareness of breath, sense of freedom and confidence. Come take your practice to a new level… literally!

– $20 or $102 for 6 sessions


Open Gym is the perfect time to practice those skills you’ve learned in class. This is not an instructor taught class; please be sure to read our Open Gym Rules before attending which can be found here. You must have approval from either Brittany or Jessi in order to attend Aerial Open Gym. If you do not have approval, please email us at before attending.

– $10