Teachers

KATIE ELLICO

Katie was born in Manhattan, Kansas. After moving around a little bit, she finally landed in Williams, Arizona. Though there wasno dance in Williams, she cheered for the local football team from ages 9 to 15. At age 16, she started taking ballet classes right here at All That Dance. Since then, she has danced two solos for the 2015 and 2016 ballet productions, as Hippolyta in “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and Wendy in “Peter Pan.” Katie has also taken classes and summer intensives at Ballet Arizona and NAU’s Summer Dance Academy. Since 2015, Katie has been teaching ballet and acro tricks to kids in Williams who, like herself, couldn’t make it to Flagstaff for lessons. She will continue taking and teaching ballet classes at All That Dance. Katie is now NAU bound, and looking forward to studying Music and Biology.

ALANA FIGURSKI

Alana was born in Temecula, California, and spent her childhood there, as well as on the beach in Oxnard, California. Beginning her dance career at the age of two, she found her passion. Alana has training in Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Alana danced at the competitive, and “Dance Moms” famous studio, Murrieta Dance Project, since it first opened in 2006, up until she graduated high school in 2018. Alana was a member of the Murrieta Mesa High School Dance Team and was captain her senior year. She choreographed many dances for her high school dance program, from the age of fourteen to eighteen. Once she graduated high school, she moved to Flagstaff to begin her college education, and to become a member of the NAU Dance Team. Alana has won awards such as USA’s “Miss Super Sensational,” and “Most Valuable Person,” as a freshman on the NAU Dance Team. Alana is receiving an education in Business and Economics, so that one day she can open a dance studio of her own. Alana is excited to work with passionate students, and looks forward to passing down her knowledge of technique and perseverance to others.

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.

LINDSAY HOEL

Lindsay grew up in Tucson, Arizona. She started at her studio, Kids Unlimited, at the age of 3. She took classes in tap, jazz, broadway and lyrical, in addition to performing arts classes. Lindsay has always loved teaching others and at the age of 13 taught her first class. Lindsay taught performing arts and tap classes as well as dance camps at her studio. She danced with the Dorado Dancers at Canyon del Oro High School. She choreographed different tap pieces for the showcases. After Lindsay graduated she came up to Flagstaff and is now attending NAU! She is studying Elementary and Early Childhood Education. After she graduates she plans to continue to share her love of learning with children as an Elementary School teacher.

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.

DANI LOERA

Dani grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona. At age 14, she started taking hip hop classes at All That Dance and at age 15 started competing on the Senior Hip Hop Team. She’s also been a co-captain/choreographer for the Flagstaff High School Dance Team. Currently she is taking classes at NAU for Business Management. She is extremely excited to start teaching classes at All That Dance and hopes her students have as much fun dancing as she does.

SHANA PERRIEN

Shana was born in the state of Louisiana, but was raised in Arizona since the age of three. She graduated from Higley High School in May of 2016 with high hopes for her future. She is currently a student at Northern Arizona University where she is studying Elementary Education with a minor in Psychological Sciences. In the future, Shana hopes to carry on her love for children and her desire to help others, whilst making a difference in young lives, by continuing to teach the art of dance and working towards being an Elementary School teacher.

Always a lover of the art of dance, Shana started dancing at two years old and has never stopped. Shana danced at various studios in the valley. Her career in dance peaked where she received high quality training at Arizona Edge in Gilbert, Arizona for the past 7 years. Shana has been a competitive dancer since she was nine years old, training in styles such as, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Acro, Modern, and Ballroom. Constantly wanting to expand her knowledge of dance, Shana took classes from famous choreographers and teachers at conventions and studios such as, The Pulse, Radix, Nuvo, JUMP, EDGE Performing Arts Center in LA, Hollywood Dance Centre, and much more! Through her recent high school years, Shana took part in her high school dance company where she became President. Here, she assisted classes, and choreographed numerous routines in various styles, and was awarded Top Choreographer her Senior year. Shana has taught and assisted classes all throughout her years of training at Arizona Edge, and loves nothing more than the art of dance. Having the ability to teach children and consequently, being able to learn from her students, all through the gift of dance she feels is truly a blessing. Anyone who takes her class will be able to feel and see her true love and undeniable passion for dance!

RILEY PERRIN

I am currently a senior at NAU majoring in Nutrition & Foods! I started dancing when I was 3 years old at the local parks and rec in Tucson, AZ and fell in love. I found my dance home and family at Studio One Arizona Dance Company and trained as a part of their competitive dance team in tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and ballet. I taught dance there as well for two years before moving to Flagstaff, AZ for school. I am so excited to teach tap at All That Dance and help develop the same lifelong passion I have in others.

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!

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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