Teachers

RHONDA HARRIS

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, from Memphis, Tennessee. She was also chosen to dance for the Memphis State Pom Pon Squad. After graduating from M.S.U., Rhonda choreographed for college cheer teams at Louisiana State University, the University of South Carolina, Auburn 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. 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. She continues to teach pom and acrobatics today.

LILLY JEWEL

Lilly was born in Portland, Oregon but has been raised in Anthem, Arizona since she was four. She currently attends Northern Arizona University studying Interior Design and a certificate in Interior Design Events. Lilly started dancing when she was four years old at Dynamic Motion Dance Academy. In her 14 years there, she was trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, musical theater and acrobatics. For 5 years Lilly was on her the Violet Dance Company Competition team. She competed at competitions like Showstoppers, Dance Masters of America, and American Dance Awards. Lilly joined the NAU BadJacks her first semester at NAU and is now one of four coaches for the team. She believes that the best dance instructors give a reason behind their teachings and inspire their students. She hopes that her students leave every class either have learned something new about dance or about themselves.

JILL LINKLETTER

Jill was born in Southern Orange County, California. She started gymnastics when she was two years old and continued on to compete for Brigham Young University on a full ride scholarship. For four years, Jill competed all four events and enjoyed performing floor the most! She was also named Team Captain her Senior Year. Jill also danced at a local studio throughout her gymnastics career. After Jill was finished with her eligibility at BYU, she coached gymnastics in Utah. Jill and her husband moved to Flagstaff in August and she now teaches fourth grade. She truly believes that she can inspire dance students to be confident in their acrobatic skills. She hopes that her students will leave acrobatics class having learned something new!

DANI LOERA

Dani grew up in Flagstaff and has been dancing at All That Dance since she was 14 and started competing at 15. She has taken Hip Hop, Jazz, and Contemporary classes, but mainly teaches Hip Hop. In high school she choreographed multiple routines for her dance team. She is currently in her last year as a Business Management major with a minor in Merchandising and this is her 4th year teaching at All That Dance. She is also the current President of the NAU BadJacks Dance Club. Always taking on leadership positions, she loves to help guide people to their full potential. Watching her students grow throughout the years is one of her favorite things about teaching, and she hopes to keep seeing it this coming year!

DELANEY MERRICK

Delaney grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona and has been dancing at All That Dance since she was 3 and started competing in dance and gymnastics when she was 6. Soon later she dropped gymnastics and decided to proceed with her love of dance. She did company until she was 15. Delaney’s favorite memory was eating candy with her teammates to stay up for our awards! For the past 2 years Delaney has been a part of the dance team at Coconino High School and was named co-captain by her teammates. This year she will be a senior at Coconino High School and plans to get ready to study in the medical field for college. Delaney is very excited to share her love of dance to students at ATD.

CAROLINE PISANI

Caroline, born and raised in Tucson, has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She started recreational dancing at Centre Stage Dance Studio. Her focus in her early years included multiple different sports and activities but her love for dance has always been among her favorites. When she was 10 she began dancing at Tucson Dance Academy where she continued her training in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, and Acrobatics. This is where she began to grow more as a dancer, and became a part of the company’s annual Spirit of Christmas showcase. She attended Salpointe Catholic High School where she was active in the dance program all four years. Each year, as part of the program, she choreographed Lyrical, Jazz, and Jazz Funk numbers for the school’s annual winter and spring showcases. She has received awards including Best Dancer in Musical her senior year and Outstanding Sophomore in the Fine Arts Department. As a college student at NAU, she became a member of the NAU Badjacks Club Dance Team. She is majoring in Elementary Education, and she plans to pursue a career in teaching so she can continue to share her love of learning and working with children.

ABIGAIL PYE

Abigail is a Tucson native, and is currently studying Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition at Northern Arizona University.  She has been classically trained in ballet for 16 years, and is also well versed in modern dance, jazz, tap, ballet partnering, and pointe work.  She began her ballet training at the age of 3 at Tucson Regional Ballet where she studied for four years.  She studied at Ballet Arts for 11 years, and was a trainee with Ballet Tucson for three years.  In addition to taking classes, she has danced in many classical ballets including The Nutcracker as Clara, Les Sylphides as the lead Sylph, and in Paquita as a soloist.  She also attended Ballet Austin’s Summer Intensive for two summers, where she trained in the Balanchine technique.  Abigail has quite a love for dance, and cannot wait to share it with her students.

KAYLEE SCHEEL

Kaylee grew up in Flagstaff and started dancing at the age of 10.  She danced at All That Dance for 8 years taking jazz and contemporary classes and dancing competitively on the senior hip hop team. She has attended many dance workshops like The Pulse and Monsters. She is a dance coach at Flagstaff High School and on the Badjacks Dance Club for NAU. She is currently taking classes at NAU for Social Work. She’s excited to continue her journey at All That Dance and to share her passion of dance with her students!

GABBIE SINGLETON

Gabbie grew up in Peoria, AZ. She started dancing at the age of 3 and she started competing at the age of 5. She joined All That Dance’s hip hop and company team when she moved to Flagstaff 8 years ago. She has also been on ATD’s tap troupe. Gabbie is experienced in all styles of dance but her favorite styles are Jazz and Musical Theater. She did the choreography for a few different musicals for Flagstaff High School’s theater program. She will be attending CCC this fall and studying nursing. Gabbie can’t wait to share her love of dance with her students!

LORA VERSLUIS

Lora was born and raised in Vail, Arizona and is currently a Public Health major at Northern Arizona University. She started her dance career at the age of seven at Ballet Rincon Academy of Dance in Tucson, Arizona. Throughout the years Lora has primarily studied ballet but has also trained in jazz, contemporary jazz and contemporary ballet as well as tap for a short period. While she has performed in numerous ballets, her most accomplished roles include “Sugarplum Fairy” in The Nutcracker, “Evil Step-Sister” in Cinderella and “Odile” in Swan Lake. Additionally, she has had the great privilege of studying at Summer Intensives at Ballet Austin, Joffrey Ballet School, Indiana University and University of Utah. I am very excited to share the love of dance with others!

NATASHA WESTROPE

Natasha is an incoming freshman at Northern Arizona University.  She graduated from Higley High School’s class of 2018 with honors in academics as well as dance.  She has been dancing since the age of 6 years old and competing since she was 8.  Natasha has trained in all styles including ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and tap, and for the last three years has also trained in ballroom. Natasha was a member of Higley’s Illusion Dance Company all four years of high school; and her senior year she was President of IDC.  Natasha choreographed every year for her school dance company; discovering that choreographing was her true passion.  She won National Dance Education Organization’s 2018 choreography contest for all the high school division.  Her choreography also won the “Choreography of The Year” award.  Another program she participated in, was Rogue Dance Theatre, a company which focuses on the principles of theatre and acting combined with dance.  Natasha did most of her training and competing with Arizona Edge from ages 12-18.  She has won numerous awards and scholarships throughout her competitive career.  For the last two years, Natasha has assisted and taught classes at Arizona edge including tots combo, mini company ballet, and teen/senior tech and choreography.  Natasha is excited for the opportunity to teach and mentor young dancers, and to inspire them with her love and passion for dance.

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