Lacy Ihde aka Flying Fox

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Co-Owner; Pole, Fitness, & Aerial Coach

Lacy began her aerial journey with a pole dancing class in 2015 with our Unicorn, Lorie, that left her sore but wanting more! She began Lyra the following year and has since spread her wings into the study of silks, hammock, lollipop (aerial hoop on a pole), Spanish web and dance trapeze.
 

She is a certified fitness class instructor through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America and a certified Beginners Pole Fitness Instructor through Spin City. 
Lacy has traveled around the Midwest to train with Pole Stars and has performed in many venues around Wisconsin as The Flying Fox.
When grounded, she works as a Nurse Practitioner in Neurology.  Lacy also enjoys outdoor running/biking, travel, and spending time with her husband and their three cats.

Julia Martinson aka Julia Buttterfly

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Co-Owner; Pole & Fitness Coach

Julia joined the Fly team in the summer of 2018 bringing 4 years of pole dance experience, and 9+ years of managing a fitness center to the team. She grew up in Stevens Point, then graduated from UW-Madison with a Natural Resources degree.

After college, she initially worked on captive rearing endangered species of birds at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI and then at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, TX. She discovered pole after moving back to Wisconsin, wanting some type of mental and physical exercise.

 

Outside of pole dancing, she and her husband run a home and pet sitting business (Pads and Pets LLC) out of New London where they live with a menagerie of house pets. Besides pole, she loves animals (obviously!), outdoor adventures, amaretto, wines, ciders, and occasionally a beer, and recycling!

Amy Maile

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Co-Owner, Aerial Coach

As a former gymnast, Amy found traditional methods of working out so mundane that she rarely partook. That is, until discovering the aerial arts in January 2017. She quickly realized that she could adapt many of the same principles from her gymnast days, yet it possessed its own unique appeal. She found the combination irresistible and her love for the sport quickly grew.
 
Having undergone back surgery in 2015, and then having both knees replaced in late 2017, Amy loves the challenge aerial fitness provides her on a personal level. Her determination for overcoming obstacles has inspired many and helped them progress through their own journey.

While the primary focus of Amy's training has been on Silks and Lyra, she has also received training on Static and Dance Trapeze, Hammock, and Pole. In addition, she enjoys attending workshops where she can receive training on some of the more unique apparatuses.

She is certified as a Group Fitness Instructor through the Athletics & Fitness Association of America and is working towards several additional certifications.

​When she isn't hanging from a ceiling somewhere, Amy enjoys spending time with her daughter, going on adventures, camping, and finding new projects to work on.

Nicole aka Nidiamond

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Aerial and Yoga Coach

Nicole’s curiosity and desire to try new things has taken her yoga practice in many different directions. She discovered aerial fitness at a fall work event in 2016. She started taking classes at T-Spot Yoga and Fitness and fell immediately in love with the practice. Nicole completed her 200-hour YTT through Bay Area Yoga and Aerial Hammock Instructor certification through Inner Sun Yoga Studio. She has participated in live performances and loves flowing together combos and choreographing routines.

When she comes down from the fabric, Nicole ventures beyond the concrete jungle and enjoys exploring natural areas, soaking up sunshine, cooling off in the water, and most importantly keeping the Earth clean by picking up any litter she finds on the way. She also enjoys getting lost in a good book, attending live music, dancing, and playing with her fur babies.

She is overjoyed by this opportunity to join the Fly Circus family and to share her passion as an Aerial Hammock instructor!

Come fly in the sky with her!

Calyssa

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Aerial Coach, Kids Program Lead Coach

Calyssa is a certified group fitness class instructor through AFAA and certified aerial hammock instructor through T Spot Yoga and Fitness. Calyssa started practicing the aerial arts of silks and hammock in Bellevue in January 2017 and fell in love! She has had the joy of teaching children's hammock aerial fitness classes in the summer of 2017 at T Spot, then took a break from teaching while starting Grad school (completed!!). She met the wonderful ladies at Fly and made the decision to jump back into the aerial arts and start teaching again when Fly Boutique opened. Outside of her aerial teaching career, Calyssa is a full-time behavioral therapist for children with Autism.

Mallory aka Mallory Rogue 

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Pole Coach

Mallory came to us as a student first. After poling as a student for 2 years, Mallory joined our coaching staff! She has competed in multiple competitions, most recently placing in level 4. You can find her performing at local events for Fly Circus and some of our other partner organizations. She has a love for aerial and all around fitness, but her strongest love lies with all things pole. She loves finding ways to challenge and grow her craft and brings that same attitude to help her students grow!

Alicia

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Aerial Coach, Fitness Coach 

Alicia has always found joy in working out and staying active. Whether it’s going on walks, bike rides, practicing yoga or working on conditioning, Alicia is up for the challenge. She had even participated in many tough (and sometimes muddy) 5K, 10K and half marathon running events with her husband.

It wasn’t until November of 2016 that Alicia took her first “Intro to Aerial and Pole” classes. Alicia fell in love with hoop initially but she also loves training in hammock, silks and pole. Alicia joined Fly Circus in the fall of 2019, then discovering trapeze and wanting to learn more to add to her aerial experience. Alicia is now a certified Group Fitness Instructor through the Athletics & Fitness Association of America. She is pursuing beginner lyra/hoop certification.

Outside of the studio, Alicia enjoys many adventures like camping, hiking and traveling with her husband and kids.

Erica V.

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Aerial Yoga and Yoga Class Coach

Erica has spent over 10 years of her life delving deep into mindful practice. Her areas of personal interest/study include: meditation, Indian philosophy, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, divine feminine and masculine, Reiki, Sanskrit, Song/vibration, Aromatherapy, gemstones, Kundalini and Belly Dance. She is an Artist with an affinity for the Chakras and personal transformation subjects that inspired the birth of Chrysalis. Erica is the owner of Chrysalis Yoga and Fitness in Appleton.

Erica's yoga practice is exactly what brought about the awareness for her transformation to begin. She uses mindful instruction to bring you present with each breath and movement, providing gentle assistance to encourage and empower the practitioner to find their personal edge.


Expect to end your practice feeling inspired and empowered! Your life's journey is the most important aspect of your life.

Erica received her 200-hour YTT with Empower Yoga, graduating in February of 2017 and is also certified as an Aerial Yoga Instructor through Inner Sun.

Lorie

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Pole Fitness and Barre Coach

Lorie began pole dancing in early 2011.  She fell in love and began instructing late 2011 after she earned certification in group fitness class instruction through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America and certification in pole dancing through Empowerment Through Exotic Dance.  Lorie earned certification in Biomechanics and Safety for Aerial Fitness through OC Pole Fitness. Lorie has danced in multiple local performances and continues her aerial training in studios across the country.

 

Lorie, nicknamed Unicorn, is known for her positive attitude and optimism. She brings her sunshine with her to every class that she teaches. 

 

In her private life, she is a real estate agent ,wife, mom, and caretaker to her Goldendoodle, Olive.

Carly

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Aerial and Barre Coach

For Carly, running and weight lifting was her go-to fitness routine. That was until the Fall of 2017 when she discovered Aerial Roots (predecessor of Fly Circus and Aerial Arts). She started attending Barre Class and Hammock classes regularly and fell in love. She discovered what worked for her but also, she found a new passion for fitness and wanted to share that with everyone!

 

Carly is a certified group fitness class instructor through AFAA. Carly has also completed her written classwork for her Barre class certification and is now working to complete the practical portion of the program.  She is so excited to be a part of the Fly family and start helping others with their aerial fitness journeys.

 

Carly spends her week days working as a Corporate Communication Specialist for an Engineering and Manufacturing company. She also runs her own small business, Blue Thistle Events. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their child, watching movies, doing DYI projects around the house and getting up to her family’s cottage in the summer time any chance she can! 

Alison

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Aerial Coach & Kid's Coach

Aerial coach Alison started aerial with her sister and fellow coach Mallory Rogue in 2018 when Fly opened a satellite location in Green Bay (since closed). Alison was hooked from there but especially fell in love with the flow and grace of Hammock.

She has prior experience coaching college basketball and volleyball which help her understand breaking down the fundamentals needed to be successful and safe.

When she’s not floating through the air you can find Alison teaching math at a local high school, watching Wisconsin sports, or adventuring outside with her fur baby, Benson.

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