Spring is almost here!!

New spring schedule is up and we can’t wait to see you all at Swift Movement this coming season! Be sure to check out a full list of classes and register online here.

Exciting things to come in April!!

Hello lovely aerial lovers!! Starting April 1st we will be back at our home base at Swift Movement Studio located at 4460 W Mitchell Ave Unit 6 Cincinnati, OH 45232!  We are so very thankful to have been able to have classes this winter at Westside Academy of Gymnastics. Big shout out to all of our students that hung with us this winter! We’re grateful to have such dedicated students and we’re beyond excited about this upcoming season at Swift.

A couple of announcements for spring is that we now have a new booking system. Which means, no more MINDBODY headaches… YAY! There will be an adjustment period with this new program but we are hopeful that overall, it will be a much better experience for our students. Please sign up for an account here so you can check out the new schedule and enroll for upcoming classes/workshops.

As we return to Swift, you will notice that the parking lot has been newly paved, along with new flooring inside and new front desk staff to welcome you!

We look forward to seeing you all at Swift this upcoming Spring, Summer and Fall! We have lots of goodies in store for this upcoming season. Be sure to enroll for our classes here and we hope to see you all in the air!!

Happy New Year!!

New winter schedule starts tomorrow at Westside Academy of Gymnastics (WAG)! WAG is located behind All About Kids at 5775 Filview Circle Cincinnati OH 45248.

Mondays 8-9pm: Aerial Mix Up

This one hour class is for complete beginner to intermediate levels. In this class, you will focus on conditioning the body for aerial arts as well as learn skills on either Lyra and/or Silks. Increase strength and flexibility with this fun and unique art form!

This class is $25 and is drop-in only at WAG (no need to register).
*If the class only has one participant, the class will be shortened to a half hour private lesson. 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8-9pm: Aerial Open Gym

Open Gym is the perfect time for our students to practice the skills they’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 online here.

Aerial Open Gym is $10 for our students or $15 for approved non-students. No registration required for Open Gyms at WAG.
*Instructor approval & skill test is required to participate in Aerial Open Gym. Please contact us at info@elevated-aerials.com

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 www.cincyrec.org or info.crc@cincinnati-oh.gov.

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 www.elevated-aerials.com/classes

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.