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.
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.
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!!
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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!
AERIAL FIT & FLEXIBILITY:
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
AERIAL FIT EXPRESS:
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
AERIAL OPEN GYM:
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 email@example.com before attending.
In this one hour workshop we will focus on learning the correct way to fall… As an aerialist, dancing high up in the sky definitely has it’s risks! This is why it’s so important that we know how to properly fall without injury and practice these falls often.
Lisa Gerard is a seasoned athletic coach of over twenty years. She is a USA Gymnastics coach, Certified referee in sparring, breaking, weapons and self defense. On top of all that she has a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do specializing in take downs and throws, therefore practicing falls is one of Lisa’s top priorities.
Lisa is an expert in athletic performance fears, helping athlete’s develop and maintain a healthy, positive mental wellness as well as physical core strength. Come ready to practice some falls!
This workshop will take place at Swift Movement Studio on Thursday, July 13 at 6:45pm. Sign up online to reserve your spot today! Class space is limited.
You’re invited to come join us at our free open house event at our new space located inside of Swift Movement Studio, on Mitchell Avenue in Cincinnati (see map below). Come learn about aerial acrobatics, parkour and more! The event begins at 3PM, we look forward to seeing you there!