What's New?
Parent Information
Schedules + Registration
Spokane Elite All Stars
Instructor Bios
Upcoming Events
Health + Fitness
Contact Us!
   
 


              Take classes from the best instructors in town!      





Maggie is currently the Director of the Spokane Shock Dance Team, Head Coach of the Washington State University Crimson Girl Dance Team, and Choreographer for the dance teams at West Valley High School, Ferris High School, and Rogers High School. Her experience with dance instruction also includes positions with Universal Dance Association and teaching and office apprenticeships at The Academy of Dance in Spokane where she trained in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Celtic under the direction of Janet Wilder. Maggie has been choreographing and instructing dance for over a decade all around Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, and Montana. She was a member of the nationally ranked Eastern Washington Elite Dance Team and Captain of the nationally ranked Washington State University Crimson Girl Dance Team. In May of 2008, Maggie was selected by Sports Illustrated as Cheerleader of the Week. As a choreographer, her routines have received first-place titles many times at local, district-wide, and state-wide WIAA Competitions. Under her direction, the Spokane Shock Dance Team was named AF2 Dance Team of the Year for the 2008 season and the Washington State University Crimson Girls won the USA 4-Year Colligiate Hip Hop Championship. 
READ THE FULL STORY OF THE CRIMSON GIRLS' 2012 VICTORY HERE




Stephanie has been dancing for 16 years between studios, high school, and the Spokane Shock. At 6 she enrolled in her first Jazz class at the Acedemy of Dance and continued dancing there for 4 years. In high school, she joined the West Valley Dance Team and became Hip Hop Captain her junior and senior year. Along with dance clinics, choreographing performance routines, and teaching students at City School, she helped lead her team to five state titles. Following high school she joined the Spokane Shock Dace Team, where she became a Choreography Captain. From 2010 to 2013 she enjoyed dancing with team members and meeting new people. Besides dance Stephanie also is a full time student at Eastern, majoring in business management, and has interests in theatre and singing.



Casandra started her dance training at 5 years old in her pre ballet class.  From 5th grade through 12th grade she was on her middle school and high school’s dance teams.  She was part of Julie’s Competitive Edge Onyx Competition Team where she competed in Hip-Hop. For five consecutive years Casandra was a member of the Spokane Shock Dance Team, holding a position as a Team Captain during the 2011 season.  Today Casandra is the head coach of the Medical Lake Varsity Cheer Squad, a position she has held since 2010.



Amanda is a graduate of University High School and currently a student at Eastern Washington University. She has been trained in multiple styles of dance for over 16 years with a focus in tap.  Her passion for dance started at the age of 2 with her first Tap/Ballet combo class at Rosalie’s School of Dance in Simi Valley, California. After moving to Spokane with her family in 2000, she trained with Carol Lee's and Julie's Competitive Edge Dance Academy.  Amanda started competing at the age of 7 and has assisted in choreographing solos, duos and group numbers including production routines for the Miss Spokane Scholarship Organization.  Amanda has also received additional training from dance masters: Mandy Moore, Doug Caldwell, Mike Minery, Katy Spreadbury, Nick Lazzarini, Jeanine Mason,  Ryan Lohoff, Bril Barrett and many others.



Olivia started dancing at the young age of three years old at Bleker’s School of Dance. There she danced for 16 years, with experience in tap, jazz and lyrical. She also helped instruct at Bleker’s during the school year and during summer camps. In high school, Olivia was on the dance team for all four years and was a captain of the team for three of the years, and in 2010 she was awarded dancer of the year from her team. While attending the University of Idaho she took classes from the dance program, and for the past two years she has danced for the Spokane Shock Dance Team.



Jon has been dancing for 12 years in Washington and Texas.  Specializing in freestyle, Jon does many forms of hip hop and raggaeton.  He has been a member of several breakdance and performance crews and has been a backup dancer for multiple dancers.  Jon has recently started his own brand M.A.D.N.E.S.S that includes everything from dance workshops to entertainment and keynote speaking.  Motivation And Desire Never Ever Stop Striving.



Shauna Crandall began her classical ballet training at the age of six in San Diego, California. Her professional experience includes performing in Lead roles in Cinderella and the Nutcracker with La Jolla Festival Ballet Company. She continued her dance training at Utah Valley University, and Brigham Young University. She was the founder of Synergy Modern Dance Company at UVU, and had two choreographic works adjudicated at the American College Dance Festival. She has served as coordinator of the Utah Dance Festival, featuring adjudications and performances from over 16 Utah studios. Shauna was the owner and artistic director of Wasatch Arts Center for nine years. She has continued to teach in many capacities including master classes and workshops throughout the state of Utah. 



Alexis began her dance career in 3rd grade with a studio jazz class. She continued to take jazz classes for 9 years and also took some hip hop and ballet. Upon entering high school, Alexis joined the West Valley Dance team where she participated all 4 years, eventually taking the roles of officer, co-captain, and captain. During these years, the dance team was awarded 5 first place state titles. She then went on to Washington State University where she was a part of the Crimson Girls dance team. Like her high school team, Alexis held various leadership positions such as officer, captain, and assistant coach her senior year. One of her favorite moments was her junior year in college when the Crimson girls took first place in hip hop at USA nationals. Alexis has also held a spot on the Spokane Shock dance team since the summer of 2010, and has continued each summer since. Besides attending multiple UDA and USA summer dance camps, Alexis had the opportunity to dance at the 2013 AFL Arena Bowl in Orlando! She is so excited to transition to instructing and coaching at Spokane Elite Dance Studio.


Emily Mick - Dance Instructor

Emily Mick began dancing in Abilene, Texas when she was four years old. When her family relocated to Spokane, she continued ballet lessons at a local studio for seven years. During that time, Emily was cast in Alberta Ballet’s Nutcracker as an Angel, Party Child and Mouse. She also performed in Memphis Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker as a Gingerbread Cookie! Emily was a member of the Lewis and Clark Tiger Drill Team for two years and also a two-year member of the Cheerleading Squad. She just completed her second year as a Spokane Shock dancer. Emily attends Spokane Falls Community College and plans to transfer to Washington State University where she will be studying communications.


LeeAnna Tidd - Dance Instructor

LeeAnna is a Spokane native who has trained in multiple styles of dance over the last 41 years and has shared her love of dance with her students for the last 30 years across the U.S.  LeeAnna has choreographed numerous award winning solos, duos and group numbers, including production routines for the Miss Spokane Scholarship Organization.  She has also been a member of the Miss Spokane Scholarship Organization for the past 11 years.  LeeAnna continues to learn from top master instructors through conventions, some instructors include: Mike Minery, Greg Russell, Anthony Morigerato, Bril Barrett, Nick Gonzalez, Denise Wall and many others. 


Gabrielle Budano - Dance Instructor / Fitness Instructor

Gabby started her dance training at the age of 3 with a ballet and tap class at Dance Emporium.  Later on she continued her training taking various hip hop, jazz and ballet classes.  Her sophomore year she joined the West Valley High School Dance Team and continued until graduation.  During that time she enrolled in hip hop, jazz and conditioning classes at Spokane Elite Dance Studio.  Her senior year of high school, Gabby was a member of the Spokane Elite All Star Senior Team.  For the past two years Gabby has been a member of the Spokane Shock Dance Team.


Danielle Yamane - Acro Instructor

Danielle began her career in gymnastics/acrobatic dance at the age of six. For 9 years after that she continued to take classes and train at several gymnastic studios, gaining a well-rounded knowledge and love for the sport. After her first year in high school she joined the Medical Lake cheer squad/dance team and participated in 3 years of dancing and stunts. She was awarded the MVP award by her teammates her second year and was a captain of the team her third year. Throughout the years she has coached and choreographed for several groups, including the local Pop Warner teams. She is currently a student at Eastern Washington University and is a dancer for the Spokane Shock Dance Team.

Aubrey Moore - Dance Instructor (Picture coming soon!)

Aubrey began dancing at the age of seven taking tap and hip hop classes at Julie’s Competitive Edge Dance Academy.  She later went on to take jazz, tap and hip hop at Dance Emporium.  For four years Aubrey was on her high school dance team at West Valley High School. Aubrey received Most Improved Dancer her freshmen year and then went on to be a co-captain and captain her remaining years. While in high school, Aubrey enrolled in classes at Spokane Elite Dance Studio and her senior year was spent competing with the Spokane Elite All Stars.  Aubrey has spent the last two years attending Eastern Washington University and dancing for the Spokane Shock Dance Team.