Faculty

An all-star cast for those just starting their dance training as well as those with exceptional technique and ability. With innovative classes for young children to classes offered to prepare dancers for the professional level, our teachers are highly dedicated in helping each child progress and reach their potential.

Management

Ballet

Jazz

Tap

Hip Hop

Gym

STUDIO DIRECTOR / OWNER

Sheryl Dowling

Sheryl has created and run one of the top studios in the United States for the past 35 years. The Dance Club is a multiple “Best of State” winner and has won countless national titles over the years. Her students, in addition to winning numerous awards while dancing at The Dance Club, have gone on to have incredibly successful college and professional dance careers. The movies Chicago, High School Musical, The Producers, and Teen Beach Movie; Broadway shows Aida, Sweet Charity, Footloose, Wicked, In the Heights, and Sweet Charity; Television shows So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With the Stars and A Chance to Dance; Stage Shows like Radio City Rockettes, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Disneyland; Company work with Boston Ballet and Utah Ballet; Cougarettes and Utah Jazz Dancers and colleges such as Julliard, Tisch School of the Arts (NYU) and Pace University have reaped the rewards of having former Dance Club students. Sheryl also serves as a founder of “Art With Heart” which has raised over a quarter of a million dollars to date for the children of Shriners Hospital. She believes in creating a positive environment where children can grow and flourish, where the expectations for the dancers are extremely high and they feel safe to ‘try hard things’ as they travel their dance journey. Creating and cultivating an environment for young artists to grow and succeed and young teachers to develop great gifts of teaching is one of her proudest accomplishments.

STUDIO MANAGER / OWNER

Allison Thornton

Alli has been involved in dance since she was very young, and has danced professionally all over the world. She has danced in shows for Polaris, Novell, and Nu-Skin, and performed in two International World Expositions. Immediately after high school, Alli began a 10 year professional dance career with “Odyssey Dance Theatre.” During her time with Odyssey, Alli spent the first 7 years as a principal dancer/dance captain, and the last 3 years as the Assistant Artistic Director under Derryl Yeager. She cherished the time she spent with Odyssey, and gained tremendous experience as a dancer, choreographer, and director. Alli enjoys choreographing and has earned many regional & national awards for her choreography, including the prestigious National Critics Choice award at NYC Dance Alliance. What she enjoys the most is teaching and helping children learn and grow in an art she loves. Alli uses her many talents at the ‘The Dance Club’ not only as teacher and office manager, but as a partner in the studio with Sheryl Dowling.

BALLET

Connie Burton

Connie is the founding artistic director of Rocky Mountain Ballet and Rocky Mountain Repertory Ballet. A native of Utah, Connie began her professional ballet training with Willam F. Christensen at the University of Utah and a soloist a soloist with Ballet West, performing locally and nationally in solo roles such as Merlitons and Spanish in The Nutcracker, Spring in Cinderella, and in Octet, Swan Lake, and principal in Pas de Dix. Connie joined the ballet faculty of Brigham Young University in 1977, where her choreographic credits include Tandelei (Faure), Sleeping Beauty, Ballet for Farce, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Love and Passion (Faure), Popcorn, Ameno (Enigma, re-mix by Dj Quicksilver), Eppur Si Muove (Enigma), Sweet Lullaby (Deep Forestand Enigma). While at the University she was principal teacher and co-director of BYU’s Youth Artists ballet program.

In 1995, Connie opened the Rocky Mountain Ballet School of Classical Ballet, now Rocky Mountain Ballet, with its resident company, Rocky Mountain Repertory Ballet. At RMB and The Dance Club, she continues to train young dancers with her commitment to professional quality and discipline. She masterfully balances her classes with the elements of hard work, creativity and music, instilling in her students a love, respect and her undying passion for the art of ballet.

BALLET

Alexa Cardon

Alexa started dancing at The Dance Club at age three. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary. During that time she was able to perform and compete at various destinations and venues such as the Bahamas, Disneyland, New York and Las Vegas. She also had the privilege to perform in the 2002 Olympic closing ceremonies. At the age of 12, Alexa and her family moved from Provo to San Clemente California, where she began to study Vaganova Ballet under the direction of Victor and Tatiana Kaskasky. Under the Kaskasky’s direction, Alexa performed in multiple full length ballets. She performed as Clara, Snow Queen, Dew Drop Fairy, and Sugar Plum in the Nutcracker. She also performed as a guest artist in New Mexico as the Sugar Plumb Fairy in the Nutcracker. She danced as the Persian Princess and the role of Sister in a Russian Cinderella tale called Seven Beauties.

In 2005 Alexa took 3rd place at Youth American Grand Prix in California, then was in the Top Twelve at the nationals in New York City. In 2006 she won a scholarship from The Stars of Tomorrow origination and was a semi- finalist in the LA Performing Arts Spotlight Competition. She was also invited to compete in Berlin Germany at The Tanzolymp competition where she took 3rd place in Classical Ballet and 2nd place in Contemporary. Along with competing and performing, Alexa had many opportunities to train under many ballet legends. The most influential were Alonzo King of Lines Ballet, Alexander Greschenko and Valentina Koslova from the Bolshoi Ballet. Alexa’s biggest passion is teaching and at the age of 17 she started teaching at Pacific Coast Academy of Dance in San Clemente and has taught Beginning Hip Hop since then. She has taught hip hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical and contemporary ballet . Alexa hopes to continue teaching and to help build young dancers into strong confident artists.

BALLET

Lizzie Wing

Lizzie started dancing at age seven at Shuffles & Ballet II in Little Rock, Arkansas. She trained primarily in ballet/pointe under Arleen Sugano, creator of Sugano System Ballet, which uses physics to help ballet work with your body's natural design to avoid injury and maximize technique and alignment. During her training, Lizzie danced various roles as a part of Ballet Arkansas' the Nutcracker including Flowers demi-soloist, Snow variation, Mirliton variation, Spanish variation, Chinese variation, and Angel variation. She also trained in Horton and Graham modern techniques, jazz, musical theater, folk, and variations. Her senior year of high school, she performed across Arkansas as part of Ballet Arkansas' Junior Company. She also performed contemporary ballet en pointe at the national Distinguished Young Woman of America scholarship competition as Junior Miss Arkansas. After receiving the dance scholarship from her high school, Lizzie continued to train at Brigham Young University, where she is currently attending. After moving to Provo, she began judging dance competitions and teaching ballet. She is passionate about teaching ballet and loves helping students reach their potential both through their technique and through their performance.

BALLET

Lexie Gates

 

Lexie has been performing since she could walk. Her confidence formally started at age 10 training with the states elite Dance Impression’s in Bountiful, Utah. She quickly moved her way up to the Senior Company at age 13. She competed pieces by various professional dancers such as Joey Dowling & Travis Wall. Lexie’s first solo she competed was awarded Overall Queen in the lyrical category. Lexie was honored as Davis County Jr. Miss winning Talent & Fitness Award.

Upon entering high school, she stepped into the world of theater at Woodscross High under the states well known director Janet Cook, starting out as a lead role in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Her junior year, she played Cosette in the well-known musical, Les Miserables. To top off her high school experience, she danced across the stage in six-inch heals as Sandra Dee in Jim Jacobs musical, Grease. Along with the larger shows, she had the opportunity to perform & choreograph for several Dinner Theaters at Woodscross High. Director, Janet Cook allowed her many teaching opportunities and she grew from the challenge.

Lexie toured Canada with BYU Idaho’s Dance Alliance Team, served an LDS Mission to Louisville, Kentucky, and is currently attending BYU-I pursuing a Bachelors in Business with a minor in Dance. Lexie is a natural performer, but over the last year, has found great joy & fulfillment as a Private Dance Coach. Her journey to finding her confidence as a performer & athlete wasn’t easy. She has worked hard to strengthen herself mentally as well as physically. She wants all girls to know they can become what they imagine with the right kind of coaching, as well as positive self-talk. She has inspired many through her love and art of dance. Working with the dancers at The Dance Club has been more than she could have ever hoped for and can’t wait to go to work each week to see her fabulous dancers!

Lexie inspires elegance, precision, creativity, joy and the embodiment of artistic beauty expressed through the tapestry of music and dance.

BALLET

Michele Taylor

JAZZ / TURNS

Kirra Cook

Kirra has been teaching and choreographing for 24 years. She has helped her students become National Outstanding Dancers at NYCDA, Featured dancers in New York’s Christmas Spectacular, Clara in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and some have gone on to be Rockettes.

Kirra has see her students join the National Broadway Tours of Footloose, A Funny thing happened on the Way to the Forum, and Sweet Charity. Her Students have also appeared on Broadway in Sweet Charity, Wicked, Aida, and Dance of the Vampires. A few of have also performed with music artists like Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, and Macy Gray.

Kirra has students that have been featured in the movies Chicago, The Producers, and No Strings Attached. Several of them have been on So You Think You Can Dance, including one all star. One of her students was also a featured choreographer for the popular dance tv show.

In the world of Choreography her work has received countless awards, including Critics Choice , as well as the National choreography award for NYCDA.  Kirra’s choreography has been featured on ESPN, Polaris Fashion Show, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and Good Morning America.

Kirra has a love and passion for helping her students succeed and she is an invaluable asset to The Dance Club.

JAZZ / CONTEMPORARY

Jen Pendleton

Hi, I’m Jen Pendleton. The first thing to know about me is how much I love and am passionate about dance and people. These two things have been a forerunner in my career and led me to begin my professional career as a company member of Odyssey Dance Theatre, based in Salt Lake City, Ut. I was with Odyssey for 8 years, working with and performing work by Mia Michaels, Dee Caspary, Mandy Moore, Roni Koresch, Jason Parsons, Liz Imperio, Bonnie Story, Alex Magno, and Tony Powell to name a few.

With Odyssey, I performed throughout the US, and was a part of 6 European tours. I had opportunities to create and perform my own choreography in some of their shows. I traveled with Jason Parsons to Seoul, Korea to perform with various Korean dance companies, was a principle dancer in Justin Giles’ company, Soul Escape. I have had opportunities to do choreography for the company and assisted Justin Giles in his work on Fox’s TV show, ” So You Think You Can Dance.” I was a part of Legally Blonde II, High School Musical 3, ABC’s “Mistle Tones”, Hallmarks “Christmas Love” and worked with “The Ballet Boys” and Allison Holker as a member of the company on Ovation’s t.v. series “A Chance To Dance.”

I also teach at local dance studios, am a choreographer at Millennium Dance Complex in Salt Lake City, have taught at universities and traveled around the US to teach and choreograph. Loving creating and the creation process, I submitted and was accepted to the Reverdance choreography festival in New York City where I showed my work “Falling State”. Recently I am fortunate enough to have worked with Jermaine Spivey as I am guesting with SALT dance company in their upcoming spring show.

JAZZ CLUB DIRECTOR

Emily Hoover

Emily began dancing at the age of 3 . She won numerous awards and scholarships as a dancer, as well as a college scholarship to MCC in AZ. She later continued her education at BYU majoring in education. Emily began teaching at the age of 15 and has taught children from 3 yrs to adults. She has taught jazz, ballet, tap, gymnastics, lyrical, turns, and everything in between. Emily has taught at The Dance Club since 1998, and is currently the director of the Jazz Club team. Her choreography has been recognized at various competitions, and she has led her dancers to several national titles. Emily has a passion for teaching and enjoys being a part of her students’ lives. She is a wife and mother to 4 great kids who are the light of her life. She feels very blessed to love what she does and share the art of dance with others.

JAZZ CLUB / TECHNIQUE

Shaundee Bull

Shaundee is an accomplished dancer and choreographer with more than 20 years training in jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, lyrical and contemporary. She has choreographed for the Brigham Young University Cougarettes, National Dance Companies, various musical theatre productions, numerous college and high school dance teams, and dance studios around the country. For four years, she was a member of the8-time NCAA National Champion BYU Cougarettes and was the dance captain and choreographer for three years. At BYU, Shaundee was the recipient of the“Outstanding Choreographer” and “Outstanding Dancer” awards. She has been featured on three national CBS sports shows and in Dance Spirit Magazine. Shaundee has served on the board of directors for the “Utah Dance Judges Association” and has been a certified state adjudicator for 8years. She is the current co-chairman for the BYU Cougarette Alumni Association. Shaundee is thrilled to join the faculty at The Dance Club.

STAR DIRECTOR / FAIRY TALE BALLET/ JAZZ I

Bethany Bayles

Bethany began dancing when she was 3 years old.  She has had training in jazz, ballet, tap and tumbling.  Through her years of dancing she was able to participate in numerous half-time shows, competitions and the 2002 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies.  She has a great gift with young dancers and pursued teaching at an early age.  Her students have won high honors at numerous competitions and her choreography has received awards throughout the state.  Bethany has been teaching for 13 years and loves her job!  What could be better than being with little kids all day?

EXPRESS DIRECTOR / JAZZ

Sydney Poole

Sydney started dancing at The Dance Club at a very young age and enjoyed every minute of her journey from Jazz 1 through Company. She is proud to have had The Dance Club as a second home and is so honored to continue doing what she loves as a teacher. Sydney has trained in jazz, ballet, tap, contemporary, hip hop, and modern. She graduated from UVU in April 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Dance, emphasis in Modern Performance. While at UVU, Sydney had the opportunity to travel to Spain with UVU's Contemporary Dance Ensemble where she was able to attend modern and ballet classes at some of Spain's most prestigious Dance Conservatory's. She also had the opportunity to teach Jazz classes to the native Spain dancers, which was a great experience in so many ways. Sydney spent 3 seasons dancing for the Utah Flash and enjoyed her time performing and participating in many community events. Some of Sydney's most memorable experiences at The Dance Club include NYC Nationals and participating as a Child of Light at the Medals Ceremonies in Salt Lake City's 2002 Winter Olympics. She enjoys spending time with her family, snowboarding, wakeboarding, writing, watching Disney movies, playing in the sunshine, and most of all she LOVES teaching and cherishes every minute she has to share her passion of dance with her wonderful students!

STARBURST DIRECTOR / JAZZ

Heidi Stoddard

Dancing since the age of 3, Heidi has trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, modem, hip hop, tap and tumbling. Although she earned many awards and scholarships growing up, her love of dance has grown most thru teaching. She has taught for the past 10 years and is especially proud of her community dance class for children with disabilities. Through this free ‘Special Needs’ class offered by The Dance Club Heidi is able to enrich the lives of those amazing students. She has a great gift for combining her love of children with just the right amount of discipline to produce amazing young dancers.

JAZZ

Kourtney Shumway

Kourtney started dancing when she was 3 years old and haven’t stopped since.  She trained at The Dance Club for 10 years; dancing on Starburst, Stars, Junior, Teen and Senior Companies.  She always had a second home in Orem since she had to travel a long distance to dance.  She loved every minute of dancing and especially the close friends she made over the years at TDC.  She also danced at Center Stage on Senior Company.  After graduating from High School, she attended a semester at Broadway Dance Center in New York City.  She has been a member of the University of Utah’s Dance Team.  She currently teaches dance for The Dance Club Starburst teams and Brigham Young University Jazz Department.

JAZZ

Alexis Williams

Alexis is currently performing and competing in her second year with the 13-time National Champion BYU Cougarettes. She started dancing at three, but began training at The Dance Club at the age of 10. After benefitting from the great teachers and choreographers TDC utilizes, she began earning recognition at various conventions and competitions. She was named Outstanding Dancer multiple times at NYCDA, Jump, and Nuvo and earned top 15 recognition at the NYCDA Nationals. In her second year on TDC's staff, Alexis is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap and Hip Hop. She currently teaches Jazz Club, cleans routines, and teaches choreography.

JAZZ

Kayman Cook

Kayman Cook started dancing at The Dance Club in Orem, Utah at the age of 3. She has studied all styles of dance and also studied gymnastics at All American. She grew up performing and competing locally and nationally. She received a scholarship from Dance Attack, as well as won the Regional Outstanding Dancer for the New York City Dance Alliance. She has won many awards including the prestigious National Critics Choice in New York City at the finale of NYCDA. She has had the privilege of working with top choreographers and dancers from all over the country including: Joey Dowling, Martha Nichols, Dana Wilson, Jacki Ford, Chantelle Aquire, and Andy Pelleck. Kayman is currently studying at the University of Utah and is planning on majoring in Elementary Education. She loves kids and teaching, and is excited to be sharing her passion for dance with her students.

JAZZ

Hannah Sobisky

Hannah grew up dancing at The Dance Club from the age of 6 all the way till she graduated at the age of 18 from Senior Company. After having a successful nationals with her incredible team, Hannah left Utah to pursue her dreams in Los Angeles, California where she signed with a talent agency (GTA) and continued to dance, act, and model. She was in a series of music videos, commercials, national tours, etc. Hannah, also graduated from FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise) with an Associates Degree in Fashion Design, and worked for a celebrity fashion stylist as a full time job. Hannah is eager to share and teach the many lessons she has learned throughout her career as a competition dancer and professional dancer.

JAZZ

Alison DeBry

Dance has always been a huge part of Allison's life. She grew up dancing at a studio in Las Vegas where she trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and tumbling. She also has had the opportunity to participate in many local, regional and national competitions. What Allison has loved most about her countless hours spent in the studio are the different life values and lessons she has learned and instilled in her dancing, as well as in her day to day life. Allison is currently attending BYU where she is studying both Therapuetic Recreation and Spanish. She loves working at The Dance Club and hopes to be a good influence on all the dancers she teaches.

 

JAZZ

Caitlin Vanchiere

Caitlin grew up dancing at The Dance Club, starting at the age of 3. Starting in Jazz I and moving all the way up to Sr. Company, she’s trained in Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, and Gymnastics. After graduating she began teaching at The Dance Club, as well as working in the front office. Caitlin is so excited to be back teaching after taking a little break, and loves spending time at The Dance Club and teaching little ones to love dance as much as she does!

JAZZ

Tavia Orr Wade

Tavia started dancing at age 2 and hasn’t stopped since. She trained intensely in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre and competitive gymnastics.  She trained at both Diamond Talent Productions and Westside Studio. Tavia has been a part of numerous local and non local performing companies and groups. At age 14 she auditioned and attended a summer intensive at The Rock School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She trained for 6 weeks at The Rock School under well known ballet Masters. She also auditioned for and made the top levels in the following summer intensive training programs; American Ballet Theatre New York, School of American Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet. She received scholarships at the following conventions and workshops; CNADM, Joe Tremaine, Dance Utah, and Centerstage Summer Intensive. Tavia auditioned for and  performed in Odyssey Dance Theatre’s production of “Thriller.” When Tavia began high school she decided to put her gymnastics and dance training to use and tried out for cheerleading. She was Junior Varsity and Varsity captain while on the team which allowed her to choreograph several dances and routines. Tavia danced throughout high school on Westside Studio’s company “Prostreet.” Tavia also directed and organized a benefit concert for her niece who had recently been diagnosed with Leukemia in 2011. The concert brought dance companies from all over the community to dance together for a common cause. She was Desert Hills high School’s 2012 Dance Sterling Scholar and won the runner-up position at Region Sterling Scholar.  Most currently Tavia has been dancing at Brigham Young University as a Cougarette for three years. While dancing on the Cougarettes Tavia competed with her team at the Collegiate Daytona Beach Nationals where they won five national titles in three years . She is majoring in dance and loves spending her time learning about what she is most passionate about. Tavia has also been teaching dance and cheerleading since age 13 and finds great joy in working with students to help them progress and build self-confidence. Tavia also enjoys working with Special Needs kids. She volunteered at Raglan Coast Cheer for 5 years with a group of other individuals to teach a special needs cheerleading class that performed at many local events as well as competed at In-state competitions. She was also a choreographer for  “Cougarettes in Concert” 2015 and 2016. Tavia has extensive experience teaching Jazz, ballet, tumbling/acro, and tap. She loves interacting with others through dance and has enjoyed every second of the 9 years she has spent teaching so far.

 

 

JAZZ

Gabby Weber

Gabby began dancing at the age of three, and started training with the Dance Club at the age of 12 where she remained until graduating. She has trained in many styles including Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Modern, and even some African and cultural genres. To further extend her training experience, Gabby attended summer intensive programs across the country including Ballet West, Houston Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Alonzo King Lines, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Competing and performing with her team at TDC brought some of her greatest memories and life-long friends, and they were often very successful through the hard work that the faculty and students put in. Gabby was able to earn many scholarship and convention titles at NYCDA, Jump, 24/7, Nuvo, Hollywood Vibe, etc. and has been grateful to be exposed to such incredible teachers and dancers at a young age and throughout her training. Gabby is now attending Brigham Young University on scholarship as a dance major, and is eager to continue learning and growing. She has begun to really love teaching, and hopes to be able to share her knowledge and love for dance with everyone she teaches.

JAZZ

TaeLor Stoddard

More to come...

TAP

Wendi Isaacson

Wendi Isaacson has been teaching and performing for over twenty years.  Her passion for dance grew while attending BYU, dancing with their folk and tap companies and serving as a teaching assistant. In her senior year she was one of three students representing BYU at the National Dance Festival in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with University Honors in English and Dance Teaching.

She was a member of Foot Poetry Tap Ensemble for 7 years.

Wendi later taught dance at the middle and high school level and founded the Dance Makers Studio, becoming an award-winning choreographer.  Wendi is a highly sought-after teacher and is on tap faculty at Brigham Young University, The Dance Club, Center Stage, and Millennium Dance Complex SLC. She is faculty and assistant director for the Utah TapFest, and guest faculty at LV TapFest and Nashville Tap Experiment. Wendi is committed to teaching the highest level of technique, and inspiring her students to achieve personal bests every day.

JAZZ / TAP

Jessica Johnson

Jessica has always had a great passion for dance and a desire to share that passion with others! Whether training, teaching or choreographing she has enjoyed every aspect of her dance journey. Jessica began her dance training at the age of 10. She enjoys many different genres of dance and has been trained in jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary and others. Jessica has competed and performed across the nation and had the opportunity to study under many well known artists and teachers. Jessica furthered her professional training at the Edge dance studio in L.A. She was a member of the National Dance Camp staff for several years and directed a high school drill team. Jessica has been training dancers for 20 years during which time she has choreographed and directed several nationally ranked teams and dancers. Jessica is excited to be a part of The Dance Club staff and hopes to help each of her students develop an appreciation and love of dance!

TAP

Chante Stutznegger

Chante Sinclair Stutznegger started teaching dance at the age of 16 and has loved it ever since. She completed her dance training at various studios in Utah as well as the Broadway Dance Center in New York, NY. She loves all dance styles but specializes in tap and hip-hop. In 2005, Chante won a gold medal at the Junior Olympics in Power Tap and has taken home many national awards in Power tap and Rhythmic tap. She is currently the Choreographer for Nauvoo Productions, choreographing all of the shows in Nauvoo, IL for the LDS church. She is also the choreographer for Heritage Schools, The Fine Arts director at Maple Lake Academy and dance faculty at Brigham Young University. Chante loves to share her passion for dance with others and enjoys every moment of teaching at The Dance Club

MUSICAL THEATER / TAP / JAZZ

Emilee Wright

Emilee has always loved to dance and to share her ability with others. She trained at various studios in Utah including The Dance Club, as well as spending time in New York and California to refine her talent. Emilee has a broad background in tap, jazz and ballet along with various world dance forms. She danced with the International Folk Dance Ensemble at Brigham Young University and later graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts. She now teaches jazz, tap and world dance at BYU and has choreographed for their Music, Dance and Theater program. She has been teaching dance for the past ten years and loves to teach all forms. She has also had the opportunity to choreograph for various performing groups, pageants, plays, competitions and festivals throughout the world. Emilee finds no greater pleasure than to teach someone to use their body for such a beautiful art form!

TAP

Wendi Isaacson

Wendi Isaacson has been teaching and performing for over twenty years.  Her passion for dance grew while attending BYU, dancing with their folk and tap companies and serving as a teaching assistant. In her senior year she was one of three students representing BYU at the National Dance Festival in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with University Honors in English and Dance Teaching.

She was a member of Foot Poetry Tap Ensemble for 7 years.

Wendi later taught dance at the middle and high school level and founded the Dance Makers Studio, becoming an award-winning choreographer.  Wendi is a highly sought-after teacher and is on tap faculty at Brigham Young University, The Dance Club, Center Stage, and Millennium Dance Complex SLC. She is faculty and assistant director for the Utah TapFest, and guest faculty at LV TapFest and Nashville Tap Experiment. Wendi is committed to teaching the highest level of technique, and inspiring her students to achieve personal bests every day.

HIP HOP / CONTEMPORARY

Ruger Memmott

Ruger,a current Russian language major at BYU, is trained in jazz, ballet, hip hop, ballroom, contemporary and tumbling. Earning The Dance Awards “Best Male Dancer” runner up in 2012, Ruger was a principal dancer in the movie “Dear Dumb Diary” as well as a guest performer on “Dancing With The Stars”. Other work includes the Ace Awards, Capezio’s 125th Anniversary, Dancing With The Stars tour, Jonah and the Great Fish, Usana industrials, Young Living Oils industrials, Outdoor Retailer’s performances, Nuskin industrials, and many more. Ruger currently teaches both hip hop and contemporary classes at The Dance Club.

GYM

Teresa Colton

Teresa has been coaching gymnastics/acro and tumbling for over 20 years. She has a passion for helping children grow and develop their talents. Teresa began her career in Utah teaching for local gyms and dancing schools. In 2000, she moved to Grand Junction, CO and soon began coaching competitive gymnastics. She became Head Coach for levels 1-5 and Assistant Coach for levels 6-10. Teresa also became the Tots Program Director, Curriculum Developer, and Summer Camp Director for ages 6-12, coordinating weekly field trips and physical fitness activities. In 2008, Teresa moved back to Utah and began teaching classes at Synergy Dance Academy, her program grew from 30 students to just under 700 students by 2015. She is now the owner of Synergy Gym teaching acro/power-tumbling and cheer. Teresa is excited to be at The Dance Club and loves working with these amazing and talented kids.

 

GYM

Taylor Hamblin

Taylor Hamblin grew up as a competitive gymnast in Arizona, winning the state floor title in 2008.  After an injury, she eventually retired from being a competitive gymnast, but not even that could keep her away from  the sport as she was immediately contacted to begin coaching.  She began coaching immediately after her retirement and has been coaching ever since.  She has coached tumbling and gymnastics to young kids to competitive high school girls at all levels and many different facilities in Arizona, Idaho and now Utah.  Gymnastics and tumbling is her passion and she has been thrilled to be apart of all of the different types of positions she has had as a tumbling and gymnastics coach over the years from coaching kids just starting gymnastics and tumbling, to competitive compulsory gymnasts, as well as being the head director of many different tumbling programs at many different dance studios.  Taylor has a passion for tumbling and gymnastics and is thrilled to be working with the dancers here at The Dance Club..

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IMPORTANT DATES:

 

July 21 - Team Pool Party (Lindon Pool)

July 22-29 - Summer Break (studio
                        closed)

Aug 10-12 - Summer Dance Attack
            (Zermatt Resort)

October 18-21 - Sr Jazz Club LA Trip                 (optional)

 

 

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Nov 3-4 - 'Art With Heart' Benefit Show
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