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Arial
Arial

Arial has been dancing since the age of 3. She has training in jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical & many more. Arial has danced with the Utah jazz, Hip Hop Abs Shaun T, & Tamjams. Arial has taught dance for 9 years & is now coaching a high school drill team. Arial competed in the Miss Utah America pageant for 3 years as Miss Sandy, Miss Pioneer Valley & Miss Mt. Olympus. Arial placed in the top 10 within those years. Arial is now married with a little boy & one little girl on the way!

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Amy started dancing at the age of 2 & has training in numerous styles such as jazz, tap, ballet, tumbling, hip hop, cheer & clogging. In addition to dance Amy has a Masters Esthetics license from Francois D. Academy & has been teaching at the Academy for 10 years. She now works for Landis Lifestyle Salon as an Esthetician and has enjoyed her time working with the girls at Elite for the past 12 years. She looks forward to sharing her love & passion for dance with every dancer at Elite.

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Alyssa began dancing at the age of 7 and has continued to dance ever since. She danced in ODT's Thriller for 2 years before joining Bingham High School's Drill team the Minerettes. She competed in all routines throughout the three years she was on drill winning awards at both state and national levels. Alyssa was selected as an all region dancer as well as being selected at PDC's camp for camp queen finalist. She is in to become a Radiologic Technologist. She is the assistant drill coach at HHS

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Carly began her dance training at the age of 3 in Sydney Australia. After moving to UT she continued to study dance at Utah Artist's School of Ballet. Carl is trained in ballet, jazz, tap, character, tumbling, acting, & singing. Carly has performed on many stages & theaters all over UT & the USA. She has such a love for the performing arts & is passionate about teaching. With 10 years of teaching experience Carly loves to watch her students progress & develop their own talents & love for Arts.

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Cassie EA
Cassie EA

Cassie grew up in South Jordan, Utah. She trained at Hot Shots Dance Studio for 16 years. Cassie kept her dance career active by performing with Radio Disney, being a dancer for TV commercials for Maceys/grocery stores, etc. Also performed as a guest artist in multiple performances! For Cassie her true passion has lied with teaching. She absolutely loves children and finds there love and passion for dance as her inspiration. She has been teaching for 7 years at multiple studios in UT.

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Charity
Charity

Charity has been involved in gymnastics since she was 8 years old. She has coached at numerous studios & worked with the upper level competitive teams. Charity has been with Elite for five years. She has trained in & competed in gymnastics for over 15 years. She was on the SUU gymnastics team from 2002-2004 & was Team Captain. Charity graduated from SUU in 2005 with a degree in Elementary Education. She is a mother of 3 boys & has a passion for working with kids & LOVES to teach.

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CHERYL
CHERYL

Cheryl Martinez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education and Marketing from Utah State University. She also studied dance while attending Utah State. She has over 25 years teaching experience. She has taught Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Tap, Clogging, Tumbling, and pointe. She is also the director of the preschool program and has been teaching school for 9 years. She is very excited to work with your children.

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Cori Grey
Cori Grey

Cori’s passion for dance began at 3 years old. She trained competitively in jazz, hip hop, ballroom, ballet, and tap at Center Stage Performing Arts and The Vibe Performing Arts until she joined her high school drill team. She also trained with UDO and competed internationally at Hip Hop International. Cori has been teaching since 2012 and is always looking for a way to improve her teaching to ensure her students are getting the best training. She has received many awards for her choreography an

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Emily
Emily

Emily O’Donnell is a recent graduate of Southern Utah University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dance Education with a minor in Health Education. Growing up, she trained for eleven years at Linda Fenton Dance Studio (Sandy, Utah) in the areas of classical ballet, pointe, and tap. During her time at SUU, she received training in modern, jazz, and folk and cultural dance. She has a passion for teaching and loves to see her students learn and grow!

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Julia
Julia

Originally from Las Vegas, and dance training started at age 3 in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, and tumbling. Julia also has a background in competitive cheer. She attended the University of Utah, where she danced and studied health sciences. Now in Utah for a decade Julia has taught students all over Salt Lake City, And enjoys watching them grow and excel as they set goals to improve and conquer. Not only a dancer and instructor Julia is involved in the arts backstage as a

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Kylie
Kylie

Kylie began dancing at Elite Academy at the age of 10! She danced with us for 8 years until she graduated! She also had the opportunity to dance on her High School Drill Team her senior year! Along with studio training in jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, & hip hop, Kylie has trained at several conventions such as LADM & Dance Fever! Kylie was also given the incredible opportunity to travel to Italy with World Dance Movement! Kylie is now studying Dance Education at UVU!

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MELISSA HENDERSHOT
MELISSA HENDERSHOT
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MARY
MARY
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NaCole Brown
NaCole Brown

NaCole Brown started dancing at the young age of 2 years old at a small studio in West Valley. She showed a natural talent and love for dance. She started dancing at Elite Academy when she was 6 years old in 1996. She is trained in Jazz, Ballet, Hip-hop, Contemporary, Tap and Acro. NaCole participated in numerous competitions and conventions from 1997-2008. Competing and winning many solo and team awards from 1st place to highpoint overall and many queen titles, she was always the one to beat.

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NATALIE
NATALIE

Natalie began teaching and choreographing at the age of 14 and started her dancing career as a NBA Utah Jazz dancer when she was 18. She moved to Hawaii to study at BYU and quickly fell in love with the island. For the last 13 years she’s been professionally dancing and choreographing in Hawaii and Los Angeles. Her credits include: 24-7 Hawaii, 24-7 San Diego, Backstreet Boys, Dancing with the Stars China, Lindsey Stirling, America’s Got Talent, Miss America Scholarship Pageant, Unity Dance Ense

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NOAH
NOAH

Noah was born and raised in Hawaii. He was introduced to the world of dance through his high school musical theatre program. When he graduated he moved on to dance with a company called 24-7. He loves all types of dance, and continued his training when he moved to New York City. He moved back to Hawaii to start earning his BFA at the University of Hawaii in the modern dance program. He then transferred to the University of Utah to finish his degree in the nationally known Ballet department.

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Shayla began dancing at the age of 2. She has trained in ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, contemporary, tap and tumbling. Shayla was able to participate on a competition team and did many award-winning solos. She is also a member of the All-American dance team. She continues her training in dance by taking classes at dance conventions. She was also a contestant on the T.V. show “America’s Got Talent” and has danced in a music video. Shayla graduated from Herriman high and is currently attending

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STARR
STARR

Starrlyn trained at Elite Academy for 16 years where she studied ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, & hip hip. She received many scholarships & overall awards during her years at Elite. In High School she was a member of Rivertons dance company under the direction of Peggy Caughey & Brynn Perkins. Starr was a member of Expansion Dance Company in 2015 &The Starry eyed dance Company in the summer of 2016. She just finished a season dancing with the Utah Jazz.

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ZOEY
ZOEY

Zoey has been dancing for 13 years. She is currently a Dance Education major at UVU & was the President of the Hip Hop Company. She is currently training with UDO. Zoey has been a teacher for 7 years & has had the opportunity of choreographing High Schools in state & out of state, middle schools, & professional companies. Her pieces have won multiple overall awards & have taken 1st place at many competitions. Zoey is trained in Jazz, Hip-hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Character, Modern & Ballet.

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