Hailey May has been training for 18 years in Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet and Tumbling. She began teaching at the age of 14 where she found her true passion to teach and choreograph. Her training has included Weber States Dance team where she was awarded D1 National Hip Hop champions, Bonneville High School Lakettes and Cheer, and Underground Dance Crew where she performed at many events and shows. Her choreography has been in several music videos, on stage for James the Mormon, and for various dance studios and drill teams in Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho.
Recreation & Competition Assistant
McKenna Ward has been training in dance for 19 years and started her training at Campbell's Dance Expressions, then Elite Dance Force under Misty Robbins, and later Elite Dance Alliance under Heather Cashmore. McKenna worked for two years under Odyssey Dance Theatre for their Production of Thriller. McKenna started teaching at 15, and at age 16 McKenna she started to pick up Acting and Musical Theatre where she made her debut as Dream Laurie in the Musical Theatre production of Oklahoma!. Since then she has done the musical Tarzan where she trained to be an aerialist. She recently choreographed for the Ziegfeld Arts Academy's production of So You Think You Can Broadway. For the past few years McKenna has been performing in Lagoons Frightmares.
Sammantha Baxter started dancing when she was 2 years old. She competed in studio dance for nearly 14 years and started teaching at the young age of 12. During her time as a studio dancer she fell in love with the structure of ballet and started training at Ballet West Academy in Salt Lake City. She trained with BWA for around 6 years. During her time at Ballet West she performed in many shows including one of their most popular, The Nutcracker, which she performed in for 10 years. She was a part of the Bonneville High School Drill Team for one year. She has taught, and done choreography for a number of studios and teams all over Utah and loves teaching all styles, especially ballet. She has competed in many competitions, including YAGP, and won awards such as Miss Drill Utah, Miss Onstage NY, and All-American NDA. She now continues her dance education taking classes, and is beginning her fifth year as a leader of the WSU Spirit Squad Dance Team, as a reigning national champion.
Riley Jackson is one of Utah's most well known dance videographers. He's known for working with some of the best dancers in the world such as Wildebeast, Jade Chenowith and Josh Killacky. He is also known to bring opportunities to kids in the dance industry starting up at his collaboration with Disney Channel star Sofia Wylie's 4K Video series. Riley runs our website, our merch, and plans multiple video shoots and photo shoots throughout the year. With Riley's content view count nearing a incomprehensible 100 million views, we are happy to have him as our studio content nerd.