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Ryan Adamson was born and raised in Huntington Beach California. She began dancing at age 3 at Clubhouse Academy and then changed to Clifton Dance Project from age 5 to 17, where she became fluent in Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Tap. She was also a part of Clifton Dance Projects competitive company along with their company elite team. Ryan joined the Academy of Performing Arts (APA) in 2019-2023 with a focus in commercial dance. She was a member of APA’s company which specializes in all styles including modern dance, as well as a member of APAs choreography program. She will be attending NAU in the fall while majoring in construction management with an emphasis on real estate and development. She is excited to share her love of dance with everyone at ATD.
Ava started dancing at the age of 3 and began to pursue classical ballet training at the age of 6. She trained in a variety of ballet syllabi with a heavy focus on the Vaganova style. At the age of 14 she expanded her dance training to include Jazz, Acro, Lyrical, and Modern and Hip-hop. At this time, she became a member of the Glass House Dance Company in Sammamish, Washington. As a member of this competition team, she performed solos, duets, and group routines at competitions and conventions around the greater Seattle area. At the age of 15, Ava became a student teacher at her home studio in hopes of inspiring and encouraging the next generation of dancers. She has since refined her teaching pedagogies and choreographic styles. She will be attending the Honors College at NAU in the fall, pursuing a degree in Political Science. She is excited to pass on her love of dance to the students at ATD!
Lisa began dancing at the age of 5. She studied tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and lyrical in San Jose, California. She fed her passion for dance as a competative dancer, traveling throughout the West Coast attending dance conventions. She holds a B.A. in Theatre and Dance from Santa Clara University and has completed the course of study to become a Certified Teacher with Dance Masters of America. Her over 30 years of teaching experience have taken her across the U.S. and Europe , where she has shared her passion for tap dance at conventions and Master Classes.
When not teaching in a studio environment, you can find her doing choreography for musical theatre companies where she has over 50 shows to list in her credits in both Professional and Community Theatre groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has just relocated to Flagstaff with her family and is looking forwarding to sharing her love for tap dance with the ATD students!
Macie was born in California, but has grown up in Tucson, Az since she was three. She has been dancing for 10 years and is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, and musical theatre. For three years she was the choreographer for a musical theatre camp in Munds Park, Az; she loves teaching, working with kids, and exploring new ways to dance. She graduated from Tucson High Magnet School in 2022 with honors and received the Fine Arts Seal of Proficiency, as well as the Magnet Endorsement in dance. She will be attending the NAU honors college and majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Law with a minor in Psychology.
Rhonda started taking dance lessons in 3rd grade. She studied ballet, tap and jazz at K & K dance studio in Bartlett, Tennessee. She then took Jazz and Acro from Elizabeth Ann Garner’s dance studio in Raleigh, Tennessee and was on the gymnastics team at Memphis Gymnastics, while in high school.
Rhonda cheered, danced and tumbled from 5th grade through 12th grade at Bartlett High School. Her high school team was chosen as national champions her junior and senior year of high school. Rhonda was also chosen as Miss Mid-South Cheerleader her senior year in high school.
While at cheer camp her senior year, Rhonda was selected to instruct for Universal Cheerleaders Association, a division of Varsity Spirit from Memphis, Tennessee. She was also chosen to dance for the award winning, Memphis State Pom Squad for four years and was Captain her junior and senior year of college. After graduating from M.S.U., Rhonda choreographed for college cheer teams at Louisiana State University, the University of South Carolina, Auburn University, Austin Peay State University and North Carolina State University. It was at NC State, where Rhonda created the “Wolf Wall” pyramid. Rhonda was also the choreographer for the Memphis Showboat cheerleaders, the Dreamboats, for the United State Football League.
In 1986, she had choreographed two national champions, NC State and Bartlett High School. She also had two other college teams make it to the finals, L.S.U. and University of S.C. In 1988, she again coached two national champions at Bartlett High School and Colonial Jr. High School. Rhonda taught dance and gymnastics at Colonial Jr. High from 1985 to 1988. In 1988, she was asked to be the Coordinator of Spirit Activities for Memphis State University. She coached their until 1992. In 1994, Rhonda was the choreographer for the Memphis Pharaohs dance team, the Nilettes, in the Arena Football League.
In the summer of 1995, Rhonda’s family moved to Flagstaff, AZ. She was the dance coach for Firebirds Gymnastics for two years. In 1997, Rhonda began teaching at Arizona Dance Conservatory for Kristina Hart. Rhonda choreographed for Flagstaff Light Opera Company’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.” When Magic Curtain Productions bought the dance studio, Rhonda eventually became the dance manager. Finally in August of 2003, the Harris Family built the studios here at All That Dance.
Mabel Krueger has danced for 16 years doing all styles of dance. She danced with NuEvolution dance studio on their competition team. She was also apart of Arizona Youth ballet and performed in their ballet productions, with roles including Snow Queen and Marzipan in the Nutcracker and Winter Fairy in Cinderella.
In high school Mabel was president of the dance company. This is where she started her choreography journey.
Mabel’s passion for dance is great and it shows as she is teaching and she can not wait to continue to inspire those to dance.
Currently Mabel is attending Northern Arizona University as a sophomore studying chemistry with an emphasis in forensics.
Brooke was born and raised in Southern California where she has danced competitively for 14 years. Brooke is trained in a variety of styles including Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet, Musical Theater, Ballroom, and Pom, and is looking forward to sharing her love of dance with the kids at All That Dance.
Brooke spent two years traveling with Revel Dance Convention assisting faculty choreographers as well as working backstage during competition nights. She was a part of a pre-professional performing arts team for 4 years where she had the opportunity to perform at over 75 shows per year including House of Blues and Carnival Cruise Lines. Brooke has also performed and competed with her high school’s song sideline and competition team and was captain of her dance production team. She’s had the pleasure of being a student choreographer at both Encore High School for the Arts and Ruben S Ayala High School. Most recently, she was a part of the teaching faculty at The Dance Shop in Ontario, CA.
Brooke will be attending NAU this fall pursuing a degree in Exercise Physiology and will continue dancing as a member of the NAU dance team. She is excited to teach and help kids grow this upcoming season at All That Dance.
I began taking dance at the age of 5 at Barbara’s School of Dance in Anchorage, Alaska. I started with Tap and Acrobatics, but as time went on I added Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Ballet to the styles I learned. Our studio also preformed the CanCan every year that I learned as well. As I got older, Tap and Hip Hop grew to become my favorite styles.
Throughout my teenage years I started teaching dance at multiple high schools and elementary schools, creating after school programs and many pieces of my own for students to preform. I also taught at several dance studios, mainly at Barbara’s. In addition, around 2016 I began dancing at Drift Gallery; A Hip Hop based studio. I learned multiple styles like Waacking, Breaking, Popping, etc. and grew from there.
In September of 2022, I moved to Flagstaff to live with my Fiancée, and continue my college education. I am now 23 years old and love to teach dance to younger generations. I can’t wait to pass down all I know about dance, and see students preform my choreography.
Tavi was born and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona. She has been dancing at All That Dance studio since she was 7 years old and joined company at the age of 10. Her favorite style of dance is jazz because it is upbeat and fun. She loves her ATD family and can’t wait to share her love of dance with everyone!
Hello my name is Erika Simon and I started dancing at the age of 3 in Gainesville, FL. I have danced many styles including ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, ballroom, tap and acro. I have danced with many studios in Florida, Arizona & Minnesota but my most memorable dance years were spent at Arizona Dance Conservatory, with Rhonda, before All That Dance got its start! I cheered at Flagstaff High School for 4 years and professionally at Tucson Cheer Academy. I have competed in dance, gymnastics and cheer for many years. I was honored to be a 2 time United Spirit Association and Universal Cheerleaders Association all star.
Dance and cheer brought some fun and unique opportunities for me including dancing alongside some famous choreographers and one of my favorite memories – performing in the the London New Year’s Day parade. Professionally, I pursued a career in Nursing but have been a dancer at heart my entire life – dance has given me many valuable skills that I have applied as a healthcare professional.
Recently, my focus has been on being a dance mom and dance fitness instructor – I am a certified Zumba instructor. All forms of dance have something to teach you and Zumba has taught me to listen to the music and let go. Being a dance mom has taught me that the only thing better than dancing for myself is watching others grow in their love for dance. I’m excited to join this team of teachers and help build the appreciation for dance and the valuable life skills that it has to offer!
Kyra is from Des Moines, Iowa, and has been dancing since she was 4 years old at a dance studio in Johnston, Iowa. She grew up training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, and more. She has danced competitively since the age of 12, and she then expanded her dance training to the Chicago area. As part of the competition team, she performed solos, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, and even productions. She also joined her high school’s varsity dance team at 14, and at the same age, she became a student teacher at her dance studio back home in Iowa. This helped expand her passion and knowledge of dance over those years. Currently, she is attending Northern Arizona University in the fall, where she is specializing in information systems and computer science. She can’t wait to continue nourishing her love for dance at the studio.
Sophia began dancing at the age of 3 years old. She is from Yuma, AZ and danced with Yuma Ballet Academy, joining their company, Ballet Yuma at 13 years old. She is trained in the Checchetti ballet technique along with the Horton contemporary technique. Sophia has been dancing on pointe since she was 14. In her later dance years, Sophia became a teacher’s assistant for Yuma Ballet Academy’s Early Childhood Dance and Junior Ballet programs. She has also been cast in productions such The Nutcracker, Snow White, Peter and the Wolf, Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Ballet de Seuss, The Four Seasons and more. With Ballet Yuma, she attended Regional Dance American Pacific and The Ballet Alliance Festivals. For a brief time, Sophia danced at Dawn’s Dance studio, also located in Yuma, as part of their ballet program. She is currently a sophomore at Northern Arizona University studying exercise physiology with Spanish as her minor. She is excited to bring her knowledge to the students of All That Dance!