Chelsie Hightower
Chelsie Hightower

Ballroom / Contemporary

  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
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…

Dana Alexa
Dana Alexa

Hip-Hop

  Dana Alexa was born in Brooklyn, NY and started her dance training at 2 years old. She quickly fell in love with dance and began training seriously and pursuing a professional career at the age of 21. She has trained with the best instructors in the world in hip hop, jazz, street jazz, tap…

Bree Hafen
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…

Marko Germar
Marko Germar

Contemporary / Jazz

  Originally from the small island of Guam, Marko moved to Los Angeles to pursue a professional career in dance. His first job was performing for an indie ballet dance musical, “The Question” and since then has performed in many other stage live performances throughout Los Angeles. He was also a chorus dancer for the…

Megan Cranney
Megan Cranney

Nutrition \ Injury Prevention

  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…

Jen Pendleton
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,…

Nicole Detling
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…