Camille Swift Workshops!!

Coming to EA this fall to teach workshops & a few very limited private lessons we have the ferocious dynamic Camille Swift! We are so excited for our students to get some time with this power house. Her schedule will include both dynamic and creative goodies!

Saturday, Sept 9: Sling 1 Dynamic Foundations @ 2PM & Sling Choreo @ 4:30PM

Sunday, Sept 10: Sling 2 Dynamic Theory and Flow @ 2PM & Character and Artistry (any apparatus) @ 4:30PM

Read all about it and grab your spot here!

Interested in booking a private lesson? Email us at

Our 2022 Student Showcase!!

Our 2022 student showcase is quickly approaching! Our students have been working so hard to present their best for all of their friends and family. Doors will open at 2:30PM, show starts at 3PM. Purchase your ticket in advance for $25, or $30 at the door. After party will be held next door at the Taft Brewporium where additional parking and restrooms may be used. Presale tickets will be available until Nov 12th. After that, you may pay at the door upon entry. If you purchase your tickets in advance, all you’ll need is the name of the purchaser at the door for entry.

We hope to see you all!!

Shannon McKenna (The Artist Athlete) Workshops!

This just in and up for registration 🙂 We are hosting a few silks (also known as fabric) workshops taught by the lovely Shannon McKenna!

A little about Shannon

Shannon McKenna was never a dancer, never a gymnast, but one hell of a tree climber.

She earned her B.F.A. from NYU with a concentration in physical theater and decided the summer after college, without much idea of what it meant, to become a circus artist. She packed up her life in a suitcase and traveled the globe in search of the best coaches to teach her and put her work on any stage she could.

Her performance work has spanned from traditional shows in large arenas to intimate contemporary pieces in small black box theaters. She performs as a solo artist, a part of artistic duos, and ensembles. Career highlights being a magician’s assistant in Portugal, a post-food poisoning silks act in the German show WET, and hanging underneath a motorcycle on a tight wire with the Flying Espanas.

As a coach, Shannon is known for making aerial technique approachable and fun, and she is driven by the belief that artists at any stage in their aerial journey have a valuable creative capacity to share. She is widely sought after to teach workshops all over the world.

In 2018, Shannon launched The Artist Athlete Podcast which contains interviews with professionals in the circus industry. It is available on Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and iTunes. She currently lives in Montreal with her cats Puppy and Hervé.

She is offering 3 silks workshops at EA on November 20th! Check them out and read all about them at the link below.

Aerial Finesse: 4 Day Creative Aerial Intensive

We are thrilled to announce our first ever movement intensive hosted here, at EA! Instructors Brittany Naegel and Samantha Hancock will be offering a FOUR DAY MOVEMENT INTENSIVE combining skill deep dives, creative movement games & inward practice development!

This intensive will work to merge two cornerstones of movement: technique and creativity. 

With equal parts skill focus and finding freeness in your movement, you will explore all the depths of your practice, leaving with a better understanding of who YOU are as an aerial mover.

When: 3/30/23-4/2/23 

Where: Our home Studio of Elevated Aerials in Cincinnati, OH

Registration is now closed!

2022 Student Showcase Registration is now OPEN!!

The date is set! On Sunday, November 13th 2022 we will be hosting our 5th showcase. We are so excited to start the planning process and see what our students have in store. Mark all the calendars because you know, it’s going to be incredible!!

If you’re interested in performing – you can read all about it and what’s required here.

Registration closes September 7th.

Intro to aerial classes!

We’ve moved our Sunday intro classes to 10AM for your brunching pleasure! Join us every Friday and Sunday for our intro to aerial classes. Come play in the air and treat yourself afterwards with brunch with your friends. No experience is needed, all are welcome (ages 12+).

We teach group aerial classes in sling, silks and lyra. We switch apparatuses each week so you have the opportunity to try them all and we highly suggest trying them all too!

Welcoming William to the EA instructor team!!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome one of our long time students, William Ott to the EA instructor team! As of late William has been busy working with my Nose Turns Red Youth Circus Company – for those folks with kids too young for our program (under 12), we highly recommend checking them out as they offer some lovely youth programs! However, most of our student base will recognize Will from our student showcase where he has blown us ALL away with his one of a kind creative performances.

William will be offering an Open Gym and an Intro to Aerial class every Sunday throughout the upcoming summer months. Be sure to register in advance as spots are limited and give him a warm welcome as we hope to be seeing him for many years to come!!

A little more about William:

“William took his first foray into circus arts when he was 16 and a co-worker brought a unicycle to work. Since then he has learned to unicycle, juggle, diabolo, and show off a few skills in a German Wheel. William is always open to the opportunity of challenging himself with a new skill.
William discovered aerials three years ago, and was immediately drawn in. The versatility of aerials for strength building, achieving greater flexibility, and providing an outlet for artistic expression are all part of what engaged William.
Seeing students develop a movement style unique to themselves is always amazing. The variety of ways that one sequence of moves can be performed, and the complexity of personality, style, and artistic choice that students incorporate into their work is mesmerizing to watch.  

William is currently undergoing certification in Lyra with Paper Doll Militia.

You may contact William at