Teaching Staff

 Elite Dance Academy Staff

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AIMEE TAPIA

Aimee started her studies at a young age dancing at various studios in Northern California. She then joined San Jose Dance Theater where she studied under Diane Mclarty (Sacramento Ballet), Kim Gardner (Milwaukee Ballet) and Robert Kelley (Sacramento Ballet) and other reputable teachers. Aimee also sought direction from Kristine Elliot (ABT), Dennis Nahat (Cleveland Ballet), Wendy Ahearn (SAB, ABT), Michael Smuin (SFB, Smuin Ballets). She performed in the Nutcracker ballet, dancing various rolls, the ballet Giselle, Play Ball, Romeo and Juliet, and other performances. She was invited to ballet summer programs in Contra Costa, CA, Copenhagen, Denmark, Jacksonville, MS and Santa Cruz, CA. She continued her studies when she moved to Arizona. She joined the company at Glendale Community College under the direction of Lenna Demarco. She started teaching at California Sports Center and has continued to teach at different studios including the Academy of Classical Ballet in Arizona. Her love and passion for dancing has kept her teaching to help those achieve their dreams.

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SABRINA WAXMAN

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ELAINE BOGGS

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ASHLYN HURST

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KAYLEY THOMPSON