Elana Hierman is 16 years old, and has been a student with the AirAligned Aerial Dance Group since the age of nine. Aerial silks are her main focus and she also has some experience in modern, jazz, and swing dance. Elana has choreographed and performed many dances and has been featured as a soloist and a principal dancer in several performances for the Winter Dance and Starz Show at the Center For the Arts. She has also performed in a Mardi Gras festival and at fundraising events both in her hometown and in Sacramento. In recent years, she has been helping to teach the aerial class for beginners that AirAligned provides, while still attending the advanced performance class.