© 2017  by Elevation Arts

Stephanie Howard ~Owner/Operator of Elevation Arts


    I grew up in Indiana, where my mom owned a Gymnastics School for 20 years.  I spent my entire childhood in that gym while it helped me to develop into the Aerialist that I am today!  Gymnastics and dance have always been a big part of my life.  I had always planned to own a gymnastics school, just like my mom.  I started coaching gymnastics and cheer when I was a teen and continued on for 15 years.  


But all those plans changed as soon as I had my first class in aerial silks, in Sarasota, FL.  I knew right away that I was exactly where I belonged…flying.   


The challenge and grace of this sport left me wanting so much more!  I spent my time in my aerial silk classes focusing on myself.  My experience in class enabled me to work through some tough, personal situations in my life.  I felt the need to open up that experience to our community!  I quickly became certified as an Aerial Instructor to achieve this goal and can’t wait to see what this new journey holds for me, and everyone who has the opportunity to fly with me!  


    By opening this practice, I am looking forward to the honor of taking on the responsibility of helping women and every new flyer in our community!  I can’t wait to meet you and help you reach your goals!

*Certified Barre Above Instructor

*Certified Pound Instructor

*Holy Yoga Aerial Instructor 

*Aerial Yoga Certified


Stephanie Carrol

-Aerial Dance


Hi everyone, my name is Stephanie Carroll. I’ve always been passionate about health & fitness. Dance is my first love and has always been a huge part of my life. I have trained in Jazz, Ballet, and Lyrical dancing. Upon learning about aerial arts, I immediately knew that it was something that I wanted to immerse myself in. I have been training daily for over a year in aerial arts and have taken many workshops to continue my education.  I am a dancer, aerialist, Pound Pro, and mental health therapist. I look forward to helping empower others to achieve their health and fitness goals. Can’t wait to fly with you!

Ashley Pettine-

Pound fitness

I’m Ashley! I started teaching Group Fitness because I loved going to classes, feeling the energy of everyone around me always motivated me to push just a little harder (out of my own comfort zone). Not to mention, in all reality, I just LOVE meeting new people and making new friends! I am a firm believer that purpose fuels passion and people are my passion. I got POUND Fitness Certified in June of 2018, after taking a POUND Class at Golds Gym. The minute those bright green RipStix hit the ground, I fell in love. I mean, who wouldn’t love a class where you do 500 squats in one hour, right? ;-) in April of 2019 I won a referral contest for a FREE  training where I was actually flown to California to corporate quarters for POUND AMPLIFIED Training. Being in the atmosphere with 70 other POUND PROs made me fall more in love with everything POUND stands for and offers. 

This class is a full body workout, cardio jam session designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable. I currently teach in Blount County and I can’t wait to ROCK OUT with Knox County at Elevation Arts! 


Peace, Love + RipStix 

Ashley Pettine


Brittany Charnley 


Brittany has been practicing yoga on and off since she was about 12 years old.

However, she didn't start to dedicate her mind and heart to practicing consistently until about 2 years ago.

She has always enjoyed the mind-body benefits of yoga, but also enjoys how yoga can be practiced anywhere you are with little or no props or equipment.


She is also a huge "health nut," has a gluten free diet, and loves Jesus and dark chocolate. :) 

Her love for others is hugely evident!   She is so happy to share her love of health and overall wellness with the women of Knoxville!

Michelle Shull ~Piyo


  Michelle Shull has been a certified Pilates and Yoga
teacher for over 14 years.

She has taught at recreation
centers, private owned gyms, and country clubs, in the states and abroad.

She feels teaching is not a job but a great way to show love and interact with people.


Her gentle spirit is perfect for pilates and yoga.  She is a wonderful addition to the welcoming atmosphere at Elevation.

Danielle Lewien-

Pole fitness

Hello, my name is Danielle. I fell in love with the art, movement, dance, and femininity of pole dancing over 10 years ago. It is a movement and dance that I never expected to find or all the benefits that come along with it. I taught for over 7 years in Orange County, California for Sheila Kelley’s S Factor. I went through rigorous training that has never left my body even as I moved away and found myself in Knoxville. 

I hope to help each of my students find exactly what they are looking for when they build up the courage to sign up for a POLE class! I promise to guide and lead you every step of the way, while making it fun and comfortable! Whether you’re looking for a great workout, a routine to show off for a special someone (even if it’s for your pet lol), finding more comfort in your feminine body and skin, or to just sass up your personal self, I promise I will help you get there. EVERYONE can find success at this! If it helps to share…I was a softball player for 15 years and never danced in my life before I found this wonderful form of dance, trust me if I could shake off my cleats and do this…so can you! Just take that step through those doors, into the room, and before you know it you will be twirling around a pole! It will be fun and help you find those muscles you didn’t know you needed. 

I am so excited to be teaching here at Elevation Arts and Fitness. I can’t wait to see you in class!


Elevation Arts and Fitness

11031 Lake Ridge Dr

Knoxville TN, 37934