The sole Owner and Director of Elite Dance Studio for the past 8 years. Taylor has been dancing for over 20 years and spent many of those years in the competitive world of dance! She is trained in almost every style of dance including: ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern & hip hop. During her competitive years she attended many well known conventions and taken class with many outstanding choreographers. Miss Taylor has a degree in Early Childhood Education which she applies in all of the classes here at Elite and has also completed courses with the Acro Dance Teachers Association. Her passion is creating stories with music and movement, using dance to express every part of yourself. Miss Taylor leads the program with strength and the ability to make every dancer feel like they are part of a family when they walk through the door and is proud of the foundation Elite has built throughout the years!
Jessa has been a dancer for 21 years and a competitive dancer for 8 of those years. She is part of both our Competitive and Recreational staff. She has trained in almost every style of dance including: ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and pointe. During her competitive years she attended many well known conventions and traveled to compete in places like Walt Disney World, Atlantic City, Hershey Park, and more. While in college at the University of New Hampshire, Jessa was head of her sorority's dance team. Her favorite styles are tap and musical theatre but loves to teach all genres. When she is not dancing, Jessa is a middle school Special Education and ELA teacher that loves to make learning fun for her students. With the ability to bring a story to life, Jessa adds a young and refreshing vibe to all of her classes and her goal is to help dancers realize and reach their full potential.
Cassidy has been a dancer for 25 years and a competitive dancer for the larger portion of those years. Cassidy has been a part of the Elite family since 2009, first as a dancer and now an integral part of both our Recreational and Competitive staff. She has trained in almost every style of dance including: ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, modern and pointe. During her competitive years she attended many well known conventions such as Monsters of Hip-Hop and traveled to compete in places like Walt Disney World, Atlantic City, and more. Miss Cassidy is a fan favorite with our younger students and when she is not dancing, Cassidy is a middle school Health & Fitness teacher at Alma Del Mar Charter School. We are so grateful for Miss Cassidy and her ability to teach the important foundations of dance and also create dynamic, award-winning routines.
Allie has been with Elite Dance Studio for the last 4 years and she has been dancing for 16 years, spending many of those years in the Theatre world and developing a passion for Tap! When Allie isn't at Elite, she is working the Zeiterion Theatre as a Stagehand who focuses on lighting and sound for some of the community's favorite shows! Miss Allie assists many of our baby and petite level classes as well as choreographing for our Junior Recreational and Competitive dancers! You can also find Miss Allie behind the scenes running lights & sound at our very own performances & recitals! We look forward to watching Allie continue to grow with us here at Elite!
Sam has been dancing and competing for 15 years and is fresh off of a reign as the Captain of the Company Team here at Elite. Samantha is now a part of our Competitive Staff and brings a new, fresh vibe to our routines. Sam leads with example and takes pride in being a consistent role model. She has trained in styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, and Contemporary. Although she specializes in Hip-Hop and Contemporary, Samantha loves to learn and be challenged in any genre. She has trained at multiple conventions with choreographers such as Alex Wong, Tabitha & Napoleon D'umo, Cyrus Spencer, Rudy Abreu, Amelia Rowe, Kaylee Millis, Sandi Duncan and many more. Samantha has held National titles, various special judges awards, and scholarships throughout her competitive career. When she is not dancing, she is attending Salve Regina University. Samantha is looking forward to seeing her hard work come to life this season at Elite!
She has been a dancer for over 25 years and a competitive dancer for the better half of her dance career. Miss Tiana has been a part of our Elite Family since 2010, first as a dancer and now as our Lead Teacher for all of our baby and petite level ballet, tap and hip-hop classes. She has trained in almost every style of dance including: ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop, specializing in Tap. During her years as a dancer she attended many well known conventions, performed at Boston Celtics games, traveled to dance in Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, performed on cruise ships, and competed all across the country, including Las Vegas! Tiana is also a pro back stage as she is a dance mom to 3 girls! Elite takes pride in Miss Tiana's patience and ability to teach the art of creative movement and the fundamentals of dance.