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Chelsie Hightower

  Chelsie Hightower’s dance partner for season 15 of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars: All Stars” was Helio Castroneves who won the coveted mirror ball trophy in season 5 with dance partner Julianne Hough. He races on Team Penske in the Indy Car Racing League. Chelsie’s other DWTS partners were Disney star Roshon Fegan, season…

Mark Kanemura

Contemporary / Jazz

  Mark Kanemura was born and raised on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. He was a finalist on FOX’s hit television show “So You Think You Can Dance” and has returned to the show as an All Star and choreographer. He has appeared on “Dancing with the Stars”, “American Idol,” “Ellen,” “Oprah,” “Glee,” “The…

We are thrilled to bring Chryssie Whitehead to Utah this summer! Chryssie is a master at her craft and we can’t wait for our kids to experience her knowledge and expertise in the Broadway world!! Chryssie has worked for over 20 years starting as a Rockette to an actress on television and Broadway to now,…

  Max Pham is a professional dancer/choreographer born in Texas with a strong influence from his upbringing in Boise, Idaho. Pham has toured and has been performing live shows for the entirety of his professional career. He has been working mostly with the likes of Justin Timberlake and Ariana Grande.  Dance allowed Max to fuse these two…

  Matt Aylward is one of the top dancer/teacher working in the LA dance world.  Hailing from Charlotte, NC,  Matt has danced for artists such as Justin Timberlake, Usher, Rihanna, Jason Derulo, Katy Perry, and Joe Jonas, and been on multiple television shows like Glee, Ellen, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Good Morning America.  Matt…

Bree Hafen

Contemporary

  Originally from Utah, Bree trained under Colleen Smith (student of William F. Christensen of Ballet West,) Lauralyn Kofford and at Center Stage Performing Arts. She danced as a national champion BYU Cougarette, then performed professionally with Odyssey Dance Theater being hand-selected to perform on their sold-out European tour. Her energetic teaching and unique choreography…

Nicole Detling

Sports Psychology

  Dr. Nicole Detling received her BA in psychology and sports science from Ohio Wesleyan University, her MS in sport psychology from Ithaca College, and her PhD in sport psychology at the University of Utah. She also completed a sport psychology internship in the Sports Medicine Center at the Mayo Clinic. Nicole has been consulting…

Jen Pendleton

Contemporary / Jazz

  Hi, I’m Jen Pendleton. The first thing to know about me is how much I love and am passionate about dance and people. These two things have been a forerunner in my career and led me to begin my professional career as a company member of Odyssey Dance Theatre, based in Salt Lake City,…

  Megan Cranney graduated summa cum laude with a B.F.A. in dance from Utah Valley University and is a current faculty member for Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University’s Dance Department. Her teaching repertoire includes jazz, contemporary, modern, and conditioning for dancers.  She has been part of national award-winning competitive dance teams and has received individual recognition for solo…