“Instructors Make All the Difference!”
Sarah has been teaching, coaching & choreographing dance in the Portland/Vancouver area for more than 15 years. Her passion is music, dance, and working with the youth. Sarah received her training at various studios and coaches throughout the Portland area. She has worked with many award- winning choreographers, elite dancers, championship dance teams, and is currently one of the founders/choreographers of Illumination Youth Dance Company in Clark County. ” Dance is a never-ending forum for learning and growth at any age. I continually learn from the instructors and choreographers who teach for and work with our studio…in essence, I am getting the best dance education, because I am always looking for ways to improve upon my lessons, as well as my own personal dance technique”.
Bethanie is currently an instructor at Dayley Dance Academy where she teaches Creative Movement, Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, and Contemporary Partnering classes for teens. She has been a choreographer for the Illumination Youth Dance Company for 2 seasons. “I thank each of my dancers. You are truly making my dreams come true. You inspire me to be better and I hope I do the same for you, I love you all!”
Angela Thomas, originally from Sandy, Utah, is new to the Northwest. She has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Modern Dance from the University of Utah where she performed with the department’s Performing Dance Company. She also performed with Weber State University’s Orchesis Dance Theater. At the Academy of Ballet Arts she studied ballet for ten years and performed with Mountain West Ballet. Along with eight years of teaching experience, she has choreographed for universities, elementary and high schools, private studios, church groups, and multiple musical theater productions. Angela currently teaches Ballet/Modern, Pointe , and Creative Movement classes at Dayley Dance Academy. She is also a choreographer for the Illumination Youth Dance Company.