JoEllyn Hixson (Jo) has lived in the Pittsburgh area all her life and currently resides in Zelienople, just 3 minutes from the Stout PGH North gym! Jo started training aerial silks in November of 2021 and began training aerial hoop in June of 2022. Since then, she has fallen in love with the sport and started teaching silks classes in early 2023. Jo is extremely passionate about teaching as she has her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Jo is a cyber school teacher and has also taught dance for several years. Jo has been involved with events to promote the aerial program at Stout PGH and creating the aerial summer camp program. She is thrilled to be teaching alongside all of the amazing instructors at Stout PGH and is excited to watch her students progress each class!