Ellie Naftaly found her love of movement at a young age and found her calling in the air. She began training in aerial and dance at the age of 5 and quickly progressed to performing. More than decade later she is deeply connected to her practice, finding new ways to extend her passion. Through teaching she has been able to share her love of art and movement. She has been with Elevated Dreams since 2009 and has performed professionally in local and nearby Santa Barbara venues including Center Stage, The New Vic, local clubs, and festivals. She has also been involved with her community, performing at benefits for nonprofits, such as Kids Helping Kids and the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation.