(Dance Deluxe Owner)
Hi, I am Alexis! I have been dancing since I was 3 years old in Mesa, Arizona where I was born and raised. I started my dance journey studying one of my most favorite styles…tap, under the influence of Bridget McCarter until I was 7 years old. I then auditioned into the competitive team at Turning Pointe Academy of Dance. I continued my growth as a dancer by adding ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and musical theater to my list of dance styles studied while continuing my knowledge in tap. When I attended Dobson High School, I became involved in Varsity Pomline and the Dobson Dance Company each year I attended Dobson. From demonstrating great efforts of dedication and leadership, I was named pom captain and president of the dance company my senior year. This made me realize not only my love for dancing, but also for choreographing and teaching. At the age of 14 I started my first assisting and teaching under the staff of Club Dance Studio, where I had also been dancing in their Senior Company. While there, I taught numerous styles of dance to kids as young as two years old to teens. I continued my passion for teaching dancers at Just Dance Studio, where I was the Artistic director and received choreography awards, the last few years. My favorite part about teaching is sharing my passion of dance with my students while watching them not only grow as a dancer, but as a person. I currently am studying as senior at Arizona State University while pursing a degree in early childhood education with the Mary Lou Fulton’s Teachers College.
Arielle has been dancing for 17 years, with her last seven years at Club Dance Studio. She currently continues her dance training and dances on the Arizona State University Dance Team/ Spirit Squad in which she is an ASU cheerleader and performs at football and basketball games, and competes dances at UDA College Nationals representing ASU with her fellow team members shown on ESPN. Arielle has received many awards and honors throughout her dance career including winning the Disney Channel, Make Your Mark “Shake It Up” Ultimate Dance Off in 2011. She was also named “Dancer of the Year in 2014”,danced the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Snow Queen in the Club Dance Studio Nutcracker in 2012 and 2014, and has already received choreography awards. She has trained in all styles and teaches in her specialty styles of Ballet, lyrical, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Technique. In her high school years, she was a member of the Dobson High School Dance Company for four years, leading the company as President her senior year. She was also a member of Varsity Pom and Cheer as a “Flyer” and a member of the 5-man all girl stunt team which placed in the top three at AIA Nationals.
Andrew Palma was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona and has been dancing for several years. His primary style of dance is hip hop and is currently part of a street fusion dance company called “Epik Dance Company.” He has performed on the Phoenix Suns Solar Hip Hop Squad and the Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad. He has also danced competitively on Elektro Academy Dance Crew and earned the opportunity to represent the USA at Hip Hop International’s World Hip Hop Dance Championship. Not only does he have a passion in dance, but also in choreographing dance routines. Andrew choreographs for school dance companies and creates competitive routines for dance studios across the valley. He also has choreographed and assistant coached the Phoenix Suns “SunDance Kids.” Andrew’s primary focus in dance is to entertain and wants to use his experiences to mentor other aspiring dancers.
Myranda has been dancing since the age of 3 years old and began her training in Moreno Valley, California. She trained in all styles including: ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. After competing with her former studio for 8 years she danced on Riverside City College and Mt. San Antonio College dance team. She led her college dance team to two national championships in the junior college dance team division while serving as captain. Myranda has taught ballet, jazz, contemporary, and technique at many different studios in California for 5 years and was an instructor for the United Spirit Association for 3 summers. She just graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Communication where she was on the dance team/ spirit squad for two years. Myranda is currently heading into her Master’s program pursuing a degree in Sports Law and Business from ASU.
Ashley has been dancing since the age of three and has competed in various competitions across the United States. Currently she is a member of Epik Dance Company, The Be Kind People Project, and The Phoenix Mercury Hip Hop Squad. Ashley teaches various styles of dance in the Phoenix Valley. She continues to train and grow as a dancer and learn from the abundance of inspiration that surrounds her.
Ashlea Grabau has been dancing for 16 years and have been training at Stage One Dance Studio in downtown Fullerton, California since the age of 2 ½. She has competed since the age of four in many different styles of dance and has experienced choreographing at her high school. She was co-captain of her high school’s dance team junior year and captain her senior year. She is currently a freshman on Arizona State University’s dance team and performs at many different sport events and competes at UDA Nationals in Florida. She is very excited to begin teaching at Dance Deluxe and hopes to inspire young dancers.
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