Lisa Elliott

Aerial Dept Manager

Lisa Elliott is an aerial coach, personal trainer and mother of two teenagers who came to circus – at long last! – after many years of general fitness training, water skiing and sailboarding.  Over the last decade she has taught for SANCA’s youth program, the UMO School of Physical Arts, with Esther Edelman at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, and most recently at Versatile Arts.  She has performed on tissu, rope, single-point sling and her original “sling set” for private and community events.  Her specialty as a coach is vertical technique, with an emphasis on creating dynamic strength, efficiency and power for expressive movement in the air.   As a coach and department manager, Lisa also emphasizes the capacity of aerial arts to support personal growth and empowerment through increased awareness of how we inhabit our bodies.