The Aloft Loft is Chicago’s premier teaching, training and performance space for the aerial and circus arts. Located in the Kinzie Industrial District on Chicago’s near west side, the Aloft Loft boasts over 8,000 sq/ft of studio space, making it the third largest in America.

The Aloft Loft provides adult neophytes the opportunity to explore aerial and circus disciplines in safe, challenging and fun classes, as well as professional performers with a training facility that meets their technical, developmental and creative needs. Students travel from around the country to train with Shayna Swanson, Aloft’s Founder and Director, who has over 15 years experience in teaching various physical art forms including gymnastics, dance and trapeze (to name a few). Classes at the Aloft Loft will challenge you mentally, physically and emotionally, but as you see your confidence, muscle tone and flexibility grow, you’ll realize you’re getting a workout like you couldn’t get anywhere else!

The training you’ll get at the Aloft Loft is personalized and intensive. In our small classes you’ll be in the air more than on the ground, quickly developing strength, confidence and independence.

The Aloft Loft is also the home to “Aloft”, one of the premier aerial performance companies in the country. Aloft is comprised of 10 professional aerialists and acrobats who can liven up any event or production.