Our Team


Lacy Ihde aka Flying Fox

Co-Owner, Pole Fitness, Aerial Coach, Studio Manager

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 recently spread her wings in 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 is pursuing her certification in Lyra.

Lacy has traveled around the Midwest to train with Pole Stars and has performed in many venues around the Fox Valley as The Flying Fox.

When grounded, she works as a Nurse Practitioner in Neurology, Rehabilitation medicine and Primary Care. She holds her Masters of Science in Nursing and is certified in Multiple Sclerosis and Headache Medicine.

Beyond all things aerial, Lacy enjoys running (15 marathons completed), drag shows, travel and spending time with her husband and their two cats.

Julia Martinson aka Julia Butterfly

Co-Owner, Pole Fitness and Barre Coach

Julia joined the Fly team in the summer of 2018 and brings 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

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.

Amy currently trains on static and dance trapeze and pole dancing, with more extensive focus on silks, hammock, and lyra. She has performed locally at several festivals and has set a goal for herself to compete on the silks at a national level within the next few years.

She is certified as a Group Fitness Class Instructor through the Athletics & Fitness Association of America  is working on certifications in lyra and silks.

When she isn't hanging from a ceiling somewhere, Amy enjoys spending time with her daughter, throwing pool parties, RVing, and finding new projects to work on.

Jaime Schmitt aka Jayelle 

Co-Owner and Social Media Manager

Jaime is a certified fitness instructor through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America. She holds additional certifications for Biomechanics and Safety in Pole Dancing through OC Pole Fitness AV, an Aerial Yoga Instructor certification through Inner Sun and Flying Buddha Fitness Aerial Yoga, is a certified Advanced Barre Class instructor through American Barre Technique and is Sunrise Yoga Certified. Jaime has studied the aerial arts since 2012.

After a running injury, Jaime decided to try an alternative method to stay in shape. She fell in love with all things aerial and has studied Pole Dance, Aerial Yoga and Hammock, Lyra and Aerial Silk Classes. Jaime's background is in Pilates and Barre and she finds ways to work those principles into every class she teaches. 

Outside of her aerial fitness roots, Jaime has her Master's in Business Administration and Human Resources, is a Six Sigma Green Belt, and a certified project manager. Jaime works as a Candidate Relations Manager in her professional life. In her free time, Jaime is an avid reader, enjoys knitting and spending time with her husband Dave and her wolf pack of huskies; Gill, Mika and Yoshi. 


Erin aka Arctic Fox

Pole Fitness Coach, Barre Coach

Erin took her first pole dancing class in the fall of 2014. She’s always been into working out and staying active so when a friend asked her if she’d ever try pole dancing as a fitness class, her response was, “Sure, I’ll try anything once!” Little did she know she’d fall completely in love with aerial sports. She’s longed to share her passion for aerial fitness since day one and is excited to help coach others in all things aerial fitness.

Erin is certified through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America and Pole Moves. She’s excited about the new things she’s learned from her certifications and can’t wait to share them!

Erin spends her week days working for a national insurance company as a Corporate Proposal Writer. When not at work or at the studio, Erin enjoys hiking, swimming, running, settling down with a good book, or just generally exploring anything new and different. She’s extremely goal-oriented, motivated and ready to take on any challenge thrown her way.

Nicole aka Nidiamond

Aerial and Yoga Coach, Studio Manager

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. This year, 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 dance in the sky with her!

Erica S. aka Beatrix Black

Pole Fitness and Aerial Coach, PSO Competition Training Unicorn

Erica started aerial in 2015, and fell in love with pole and lyra. The various forms of expression, and strength aerial provides had her hooked right away.

Her background of coaching cheer-leading and teaching motorcycle helps her excel at breaking moves down. She loves helping her aerial friends tackle their nemesis moves and never shys away from a challenge.

When she's not working on her aerial journey Erica loves spending time with her fiance and their four fur babies.


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. 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. She couldn't be more excited to get started! Calyssa is a full-time behavioral therapist for children with Autism and an Aerial Hammock instructor at Fly Circus & Aerial Arts Boutique in Green Bay.

Erica V.

Aerial Yoga and Yoga Class Coach

Erica has spent 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.


Pole Fitness, Barre Coach and Unicorn

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 and caretaker to her Goldendoodle, Olive.


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. 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 and will be working towards her aerial hammock certification. 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, watching movies, doing DYI projects around the house and getting up to her family’s cottage in the summer time any chance she can! Carly is a new mom and her newborn keeps her on the go! 

Mallory aka Mallory Rogue 

Pole Dance and Fitness Coach

Mallory has been training with Fly for over 2 years and will now be sharing her love of pole fitness with our Green Bay crew!

She has competed and performed with Fly for the last several years and took third place in PSO's Elite Level 4 Competition in late 2020. 

Mallory started her pole career in her basement, teaching herself all of the cool stuff she found online. Hence, this is where her stage name, Mallory Rogue, came from! After more than two years of formal instruction, she decided it was time to share her love of all things pole with the world. 

When she's not hanging upside down or teaching classes, Mallory is a business analyst and enjoys spending time with her husband, Aaron, her two boys, Griffin & Lincoln and her pups, Tate & Tony! 


Aerial Fitness Coach 

Alicia has always been into 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, but she also loves training in hammock, silks and pole. Alicia joined Fly Circus in the fall of 2019 to which she discovered trapeze and wanted to learn more to add onto her aerial experience. Alicia is currently working towards her Group Fitness Instructor certification through the Athletics & Fitness Association of America.

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


Zumba, Barre and Grounded Dance Coach

Alyssa is an ISSA certified personal trainer, specialist in group fitness, and nutrition coach with over 25 years of dance experience. Starting at a local Green Bay studio she began with tap, ballet, and jazz. While living overseas in Japan and Korea, she added street styles such as Bboy and locking. She was also first introduced to aerial dance in Korea, which is also where she earned her Zumba license in 2014. After studying in LA, she also expanded her dance repertoire to include heels and contemporary. She is a huge fan of KPOP and so you’ll hear a lot of it in her classes!


Aerial Fitness, Conditioning and Aerial Straps Coach 

Kevin has been training in the aerial arts for several years now and specializes in aerial straps! You’ll find him doing all the conditioning work outs he can. He’s primarily trained in straps and pole and has dabbled in silks some. You can catch classes with Kevin in Appleton on Mondays to learn all the tips and tricks he has to get aerial strong!

Fly Circus and Aerial Arts

101 W Edison Ave Ste 110, Appleton, WI 54915


Fly Circus and Aerial Arts Boutique

153 N Broadway, Green Bay WI 54303


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