Owner Kaitlyn Knapp, along with her students, prepares to cut the ribbon on Uplift Acrobatics’ new studio space inside Springfield’s Woolson Block.

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – On Monday, July 25, 2022, Owner Kaitlyn Knapp and Uplift Acrobatics held their ribbon cutting ceremony for a new studio space in downtown Springfield. This event was a culmination of a life’s effort for the 37-year-old Stevens High School alumni.

Knapp began her lifelong journey at a young age in Claremont. “I started ballet at the Goodwin Community Center when I was three, then my friends got me into Jenkins in Claremont,” she says. In addition to these spots, she also did training at Pioneer Gymnastics in Newport. From her small-town beginnings, she would take this passion for acrobatics to college, as she majored in Dance Management and Instruction at New Hampshire’s Plymouth State University, where she says she was always known as the program’s acrobat. “I just really loved it. Acrobatics was always my #1 thing,” says Knapp. As part of her education, she also achieved a “high-level certification” from an organization called Acrobatic Arts.

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