Elise started training aerial arts in 2021. Lyra is her absolute favorite apparatus but she can also be spotted in pole class from time to time. Outside of the studio, she is a full-time tattoo artist. In her free time, she can likely be found at home with her partner, three doggies, and 40+ house plants. Elise enjoys painting, decorating her home, and alarming her neighbors by eating fire in my backyard.
If she could give advice to any new student, it would be to believe in yourself, don’t give up, and try not to compare yourself to others too much. When she started her aerial journey at Shine, she had no relative experience and had not had a physical routine in a decade or more. It was really difficult at first, and even more difficult not to get frustrated at her progress when she looked at other people. Elise could not believe that she would ever get a single straddle mount. But she believed in herself, kept coming back, and put in the work. Elise says that if she can do it, anyone can!