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Bree Haden

Jazz, Contemporary, Technique, Legs & Feet, Lyrical & Company

Bio Coming Soon.

Ashlyn Hurst

Pre-Ballet & Ballet

Ashlyn Cannon Hurst started dancing at a young age in Houston, Texas.  Most of her training was at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts under the direction of Lynette Mason Gregg, where she became an assistant teacher at the age of fourteen.  During these years she was also a soloist with Clear Lake Metropolitan Ballet Company, now Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre, with Myrta George as the ballet mistress.  Ashlyn chose to continue her love of teaching and dancing at Utah Valley State College, now Utah ValleyUniversity, where she majored in elementary education with an emphasis in dance.  While in Utah, she and her husband advanced to the quarter finals of ballroom competition held at Brigham Young University.  Ashlyn taught 4th grade for several years in Texas and Utah. One year her students were even able to go on a field trip to see her perform in the Nutcracker.  Now she is the mother to five wonderful children, four of whom have been in her dance classes. Ashlyn’s favorite ballets include Swan Lake, Serenade, and Western Symphony.

Aimee Tapia

Ballet, Pointe, Social Media & Website Development

Ms. Aimee started her studies at a young age dancing at various studios in Northern California. She then joined San Jose Dance Theater where she studied under Diane Mclarty (Sacramento Ballet), Kim Gardner (Milwaukee Ballet) and Robert Kelley (Sacramento Ballet) and other reputable teachers. Aimee also sought direction from Kristine Elliot (ABT), Dennis Nahat (Cleveland Ballet), Wendy Ahearn (SAB, ABT), Michael Smuin (SFB, Smuin Ballets). She performed in the Nutcracker ballet, dancing various rolls, the ballet Giselle, Play Ball, Romeo and Juliet, and other performances. She was invited to ballet summer programs in Contra Costa, CA, Copenhagen, Denmark, Jacksonville, MS and Santa Cruz, CA. She continued her studies when she moved to Arizona. She joined the company at Glendale Community College under the direction of Lenna Demarco. She started teaching at California Sports Center and has continued to teach at different studios including the Academy of Classical Ballet in Arizona. Her love and passion for dancing has kept her teaching to help those achieve their dreams.

Sabrina Tomlinson

Jazz, Lyrical & Company, Company Admin

Bio coming soon

Tiffany Wright

Hip Hop and Hip Hop Crew

Tiffany is an Arizona native who discovered her passion for dancing at the age of 13 (2007). All through high school she took dance, trained at Diverse Elements dance studio and with former dance crew the New Breedz. HipHop has always been her favorite and most skilled style. She has trained in other styles such as Jazz, Jazz Funk, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, as well as many different styles within hiphop. She has performed at multiple events throughout the valley as well as events that took place in Los Angelos and Las Vegas. She has performed and choreographed for two music videos for local music artists. Tiffany has also taught and choreographed for North Canyon high school’s dance program several times. Her goal is to become a professional dancer and choreographer and is currently focusing on her personal dance training and gaining experience with teaching & choreography.

Victoria Allen

Progressive Ballet Technique, Ballet and Lyrical

Bio coming soon. 

Victoria Stafford

Rising Stars, Pre-Tap/Jazz, Jazz and Mini Company.

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