A Community of Dedicated Artists
We are lucky to have a staff with diverse backgrounds and solid technical styles. Collectively our instructors bring decades of teaching experience working with hundreds of students. Miss Annie's has several staff members in addition to our teachers who are equally committed to supporting students' efforts and ensuring they have the best experience possible.
Read below to learn more about the talented teachers and staff at Miss Annie's!
Grace is ecstatic to be sharing her love of dance again!! Grace is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah where she began dancing at the age of three. She received training in ballet, pointe, tap and jazz. She was an officer for her High School Dance Company and choreographed the high school musical Annie Get Your Gun her senior year. A highlight of her dancing experience was training and performing with the professional company Ballet West in their production of The Nutcracker multiple times.
After graduation she taught dance at Salt Lake Dance Center for 6 years. She taught Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Pointe and loved helping her students discover their passion for dance. Grace attended Westminster College where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She has worked as a nurse in occupational health, medical-surgical nursing, international aid and emergency room nursing. She works locally as a Registered Nurse.
Beginning at the age of 5, Alyssa danced with Georga's School of Dance (now Miss Annie's Straight Up Dance) for 13 years. During this time, she trained with a multitude of teachers in tap, jazz, and ballet
Outside of the studio, Alyssa received ballet instruction both on and off pointe and attended a variety of workshops in San Antonio, Texas. She always had a passion for dance and expanding her knowledge and was always in search of new classes and opportunities to advance her skills and keep her on her toes. In the past two years, Alyssa has taken classes in hip hop, contemporary jazz and a variety of partner dances, including swing with Naomi Skee. Alyssa's goal as a teacher is to inspire in her students a love for dance just as she was inspired.
Other Staff at Miss Annie's
Molly Harman - Office Staff
Molly is a music instructor and also teaches piano for the Firehouse in addition to running things from behind her desk at Miss Annie's. She does a fabulous job designing our calendars and is your one-stop source for all the studio's events/general information, so get to know Miss Molly! So far she has been so busy we haven't managed to catch her in a photo!
Amy Boles - Photographer
Many of you may have seen Amy with her camera in hand, capturing evocative moments in class, at The Nutcracker or at Miss Annie's annual recital for her Digital Photography Albums. She has been priviledged to have her photography shown and collected internationally. She also designs the curriculum and teaches the "Minds In Motion" series of summer camps with her sister, Miss Annie, and her mom.
Amy's dual interests in science and photography were first kindled in high school when she attended the International Science and Engineering Fair. During the judging, she received a commendation for her photography from Kodak. She went on to earn a biology degree from Rice University and a Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University. She has co-authored three papers published in scientific journals and won a national grant for a photography project in Washington D.C.
Amy has taught and tutored hundreds of students from primary through university levels and has garnered several awards for her outstanding teaching.
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