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Holly Ann Jarvis is a wife, professional pole & aerial artist, performer and instructor living in Northern Utah, USA. She is renowned as an aerial hammock/sling pioneer and since 2011 her work has influenced thousands of aerialists across the globe. Her athletic background stems from a competitive, record-breaking swimming career. Her knowledge and experience as the Head Coach of a competitive youth swim team for five years prior to aerial training has enriched her teaching style and skill-set within the aerial community.

Growing up in a single-parent, military family for a good portion of her childhood, her desires to take dance classes were met with opposition from a lack of opportunity or funds. She found an artistic outlet and passion for visual arts at a young age and for fifteen years, contemporary art-making in the form of painting and drawing took precedence over performing arts. Her work has been exhibited across the state of Utah and In 2012, she graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2D media from Weber State University. Post-graduation, she took a full-time position working for her Alma Mater, managing community outreach and helping students succeed in the visual arts as an advisor. She is multi-talented with experience in marketing, event planning, community outreach/organization, web & graphic design. Holly is now a full-time aerial dance professional. She is a resident performer with Salt Lake City cirque company, Voodoo Productions and does traveling instruction and performances across the world. She is an instructor at Root To Rise Studio in Farmington, Utah and is the current Aerial Director & Instructor at Hana Studio, located in West Haven, Utah.


awards & training

2013 // 2nd Place, Pro Pole, Fetish Aerial & Pole Competition (Ogden)

2014 // Pro Pole Champion, 1st Annual Aerialympics Pole & Aerial Competition (Ogden)

2015 // Pole Finalist, Inaugural U.S. Aerial Championships (New York City)

2015 // 2nd Place, Neo Division, National Aerial Pole Art (Los Angeles)

2015 // 4th Place, Women's National Elite Division, North American Pole Dance Championships (Chicago)

2015 // Gold Distinguished Performance Award, North American Pole Dance Championships (Chicago)

2016 // Pro Aerial Hammock Champion, Life Elevated Aerial Arts Competition at FitCon (Salt Lake City)

2016 // 2nd Place, Colorado Pole Championship (Boulder)

2016 // Pro All Star Aerial Hammock Champion, 3rd Annual Aerialympics Pole & Aerial Competition (Salt Lake City)

2017 // 2nd Place Pro Aerial Hammock, Capital of Texas Aerial Championships (Austin)

2017 // Crowd Favorite Award, Pro Aerial Hammock Division, Capital of Texas Aerial Championships (Austin)

Certifications include: Fly Gym Aerial Group Fitness, IFPA Advanced Flexibility Coach, XPole XPERT Instructor Level 1 & 2, CPR/AED as well as numerous coaching/teaching trainings & certifications with nationally-recognized swimming associations. 


“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”

william a. ward


teaching philosophy

Holly is passionate about connecting with people and her teaching profession allows her to connect with artists and like-minded souls from all around the globe. Her student-centered pedagogy relies on strong foundational knowledge, clear verbal cues, transparency, positive encouragement & logical progressions.

Her goals as an instructor are to:

  • Provide a physically & mentally safe space for students to move, create and explore free of judgement
  • Adapt a teaching language to suit the experience and age of students
  • Encourage healthy fitness habits
  • Help students achieve their fullest potential as individual artists
  • Help students define their creative process
  • Find opportunities for continued learning as a movement educator
  • Be a source of movement inspiration & demonstrate an undeniable passion for art and dance
..My friend (who has never taken an aerial class before) joined me for a semi-private hammock lesson with Holly in Salt Lake City, and I have to say Holly is one of the best aerial teachers I have had in a very long time. Safety was paramount...hands-on spotting, clear cues breaking down each skill into micro actions, including how to place hands and where, what muscles to engage and why, what not to do and why, etc. My friend said she felt completely safe and in control the whole time. As a collage professor for over 15 years, I am here to tell you this lady’s teaching top notch!... AND I want to add that she is amazingly innovative in the hammock. She taught me an incredible sequence that is her creation. I booked this lesson from her because I saw it on Instagram and I wanted to learn directly from the source. I am so grateful that she shared it with me. If you are ever in Salt Lake, make no mistake, this is the woman to train with. I cannot say enough about her excellent instruction. Thank you, Holly!
— - Sarah S. , San Francisco
Holly is an incredible teacher. I have trained in several different states and a variety of flexibility and Holly is by far one of the best I have had the opportunity to train under. She has a very unique style and has helped me achieve flexibility goals I didn’t think were actually physically possible for me and my body. Not only that but she has done so without causing injury and has also helped me overcome and move past several injuries that I have obtained from improper training. I absolutely adore her and am so grateful for how she has helped me. I highly recommend Holly as a teacher.
— - Sarah E. , Seattle, WA



Holly performed at one of our company events and it was amazing! The hiring process was super easy and everything went off without any issues. My co-workers are still talking about it! Definitely recommend and will definitely work with her again.
— Jessica C., Salt Lake City



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