Amy Powell has been doing aerials for 10 years and has been the owner/director of Chattanooga Aerials for two years. She teaches classes to the public in Chattanooga as well as trains dancers for Grounded High Aerial Dance Ensemble weekly. Amy continuously performs for various events in Chattanooga such as Nightfall, Volkswagon's plant opening, The Water For Elephant's movie premiere, AVA Gallery Hop, as well as many other charity events such as the Monster Gala for the March of Dimes, the Bunny Hop for the Chambliss Children's Home. She also travels to perform for various other events and/or with other dance companies such as AROVA Contemporary Ballet in Birmingham. In addition to teaching in Chattanooga, she also travels to train advanced aerialists in Atlanta and Asheville, NC. In 2009-2010 she taught Aerial Dance and Aerial Dance Composition at Chattanooga State. Before Amy moved to Chattanooga, she danced as a performing member of Canopy Studio's Repertory Dance Company. In her 7 years at Canopy, Amy taught classes of all ages and performed in 7 Repertory Company shows and 4 Advanced Student performances. She choreographed for many of the shows she danced in at Canopy and choreographs all of her current material. She has performed on dance trapeze, aerial fabrics, aerial cube, lyra, bungee, slings, tetra, as well as in acrobalance and floor dance routines.
Amy has had the opportunity to train and work with notable dancers such as Susan Murphy (a pioneer in Aerial Dance and founder of Canopy Studio), Elsie and Serenity Smith (former Cirque du Soleil performers and founders of the New England Circus Center), and Matt Kent (dancer and Artistic Director for Pilobolus).