Jenny has studied many different styles of dance including ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, folk, modern, tap, clogging and ballroom. Currently she is a member of Explore Dance Company, the National Folk Dance Organization and a board member for the Idaho Dance Education Organization(IDEO). She continues to cultivate her dance education through attending new certification courses and dance conferences each year.
Opening a studio has been a desire of Jenny’s for many years. From her interaction with young dancers she found a missing link that needs to be addressed! Dance isn’t just about the movement of the body, but about the discipline, goal setting, emotion portrayal, friendship, humility, team work, and leadership skills that will create an overall remarkable individual. At Illusion Dance Studios we focus on a specific leadership principle with your child each month and explore how applying that skill enhances our dance practice and our success in life.
I am classically trained in the Balanchine method. I can provide your child with proper ballet technique and understanding in ballet terminology. I am certified in progressing ballet technique. (PBT) I can offer your child the ability to gain strength, flexibility and injury prevention. Improvisation is a super important role in my classes so your child can gain confidence, think creatively and tell a story with movements and learn to listen and count their music.
Hailey has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She was the captain of her state title winning team her senior year of High School. Working hard, being on time, and individual and team commitment are what Hailey gives credit for the successes she's enjoyed and hopes to provide the same type of qualities and experiences for your dancer. Not only does Hailey love all types of dance; she also loves what dance has taught her, that she was then able to use in all areas of her life allowing her to spark a love for dance with your student. Hailey is certified through Acrobatic Arts allowing her to provide your student with correct technique to ensure safety in and out of class. Hailey's love for dance has always been something she values and strives to share with other dancers.
Robyn's introduction to dance happened later than most and it makes her all the more passionate about it. Her first class was hip hop but she has since studied numerous dance genres including jazz, ballet, contemporary, modern, butoh, musical theatre, and hula. She performed with several dance and theatre companies in California and Hawaii and is currently a member of Explore Dance Company.
Robyn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance so she brings both knowledge and experience to every class she teaches. She understands the importance of hard work and dedication and exemplifies those values for all of her students. Her energy in the classroom is contagious; your student is sure to leave the class excited and passionate about dance!
Esperanza discovered her passion for dance when she was 12 years old. Although her start in dance was later than that of her peers she never let that stop her. Her dedication to dance and enthusiasm to learn provided her with the opportunity to dance as an Idaho State University Bengal Dancer. Esperanza is currently finishing her Bachelor’s degree in General and Special Education which provides her the tools necessary to meet the individual needs of all learning styles. While incorporating many styles of learning into the studio, emotional and social skills are also supported through imaginative thinking and proper modeling of classroom etiquette. Esperanza’s certifications in Basic Life Support and First Aid ensure that the dancers are provided a safe place to learn. Her happiness is contagious and she wants to share that with every dancer that steps into her class.
Kyliegh found her love for dancing and performing at a very young age. She has trained and continues to train in many genres including: ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, tap, musical theater, modern, acro, and lyrical. Kyliegh is able to not only teach her students proper dance technique but sets a high expectation of her students to give 110% effort and they will see results. She believes the skill of hard work and applying oneself fully to everything we do translates and improvises all aspects of one’s life. She continually raises the bar for her classes and challenges them physically, mentally and emotionally. She believes teaching children how to overcome challenges builds confidence and grit. She expects proper classroom behavior, which allows for more learning and growth for everyone. Kyliegh is passionate about leaving a bit of yourself on stage after every performance. She loves to facilitate opportunities to teach how to emotionally connect to any type of dance or song and translate that connection into performing for an audience.
MaryJean has been dancing since she was very young, studying ballet, modern, contemporary, and jazz, among others. She has studied various styles of ballet and has learned from numerous teachers across Oregon, Utah, and Idaho. She received a bachelor's in Fine Arts in ballet from the University of Utah, where she took classes from many distinguished teachers, performed under talented choreographers, and studied different aspects of ballet and dance such as pedagogy, dance history and criticism, music, and choreography. MaryJean finds the discipline and dedication required for ballet and dance to be an important lesson for students and hopes to instill her love of dance in her classes. Additionally, she can provide proper ballet technique that will build strength and flexibility in a welcoming environment.
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11315 Ustick Rd. Nampa, ID 83687
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