Faculty

1 MISS ANNA

Miss Anna

Director
Anna is originally from South Florida, and continued her dance training in Atlanta, GA where she was awarded studio scholarships to The Edge and Tremaine Dance Studios in Los Angeles, CA. She has choreographed and performed with stars Kristine W, Sheena Easton, David Cassidy, Jay Leno, Earth, Wind & Fire, & the Commodores. Anna’s choreography has been seen on Las Vegas stages, cruise ships, & international venues with her most recent project being the “Masquerade” project inside Harrah’s New Orleans. Her Las Vegas stage credits include:

  • “Storm” at Mandalay Bay
  • “David Cassidy’s At the Copa”
  • “Spellbound” at Harrah’s
  • “Fierce” at MGM Grand

Anna also has headlined on Princess Cruise Lines performing Aerial Acrobatics and as a stunt flyer for Fisher Technical for the new “Tinker bell” laser light show inside Disneyland. She currently owns Dance Etc. in Boulder City, NV, is a member of IDEA Fitness & Wellness and continues to educate her love of technique, passion and strength. “Miss Anna” always encourages her students to “Dance from the Heart”.
2 MISS DANIELLE

Miss Danielle

Studio Manager
Danielle was born in Sacramento, California and moved to Nevada in 1981. She started dancing at Dance Etc at the age of two and danced through her early twenties under Miss Amy’s guidance. She starting teaching while in high school and has taught everything from jazz to baby ballet. Danielle is now the “Studio Manager” and has been a part of Dance Etc. for 30 years. She loves watching the dancers grow up at the studio and looks forward to her own children spending many happy years with Miss Anna at Dance Etc.
3 MR GREGORY

Mr Gregory

Instructor
Gregory’s Performing Credits include:
  • Five International Touring companies of “Tap Dogs”
  • “Imagine”, Luxor Las Vegas
  • “Starlight Express”, LV Hilton
  • “42nd Street”
  • “Grease”
  • “Crazy for You”
  • “George M”
  • “Meet me in St. Louis”
  • “Will Rogers Follies

Choreography Credits:
  • The Asian Tours of: Iron Beats, Liberty on the Street, & Hot Tickets
  • Spellbound & Masquerade Village, Las Vegas
  • Cruise Ship productions for Norwegian, Celebrity, Cunard, & Royal Cruise Lines

Television credits:
  • “John Hancock tour of Olympic Champions” &“Rock & Roll Gymnastics” for ABC/NBC

Gregory is a master teacher & adjudicator for the following convention circuits:
  • Dance Educators
  • Dance Masters
  • Triple Threat
  • Spotlight Dance Cup
  • Thunderstruck
  • Hall of Fame
  • West Coast Dance Explosion.

He has choreographed many high score winning routines for studios nationwide. He is also a guest teacher for Celine Dion’s “A New Day.” Gregory remains on staff at the University of Nevada, Studio One, and has been an amazing part of our family here at Dance Etc. for over twelve years.
4 MISS KATE

Miss Kate

Instructor

Yekaterina Yurtayeva (Kate) was born in Russia to an artistic family. Her mother is a classically trained pianist. Kate’s paternal grandfather was a then-well known opera singer (baritone) and Kate's paternal grandmother was a leading concertmaster at Omsk State Music Theatre. Kate's maternal grandmother was a distinguished music teacher.

Since early age Kate loved to dance and at the age of 6 she was accepted to a ballet school that was run by Omsk State Music Theatre. Students of the school always participated in ballet productions of the theatre and after couple years of intense training Kate started dancing solos on the professional stage. Several solos were choreographed specially for her. It was a great responsibility and honor for the little ballerina.

At the age of 9 she left Omsk for Novosibirsk to study in the famous Novosibirsk State Choreographic College. Every year the college selects a limited number of students after all candidates perform for judges-professors of the college. Kate got selected into the top 10 out of 300 candidates that arrived to Novosibirsk from different Russian cities for try-outs.

While in the college Kate went through rigorous ballet training and performed different parts in ballets, such as "Giselle”, “Don Quixote", "Swan Lake", "Nutcracker" and others, that were performed on the stage of Novosibirsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre, one of the best theatres in Russia.

After finishing her studies in Novosibirsk Kate moved back to Omsk and got her degree in teaching ballet, folk, ballroom and modern dance from Omsk State College of Arts and Culture. After graduating from the college she was offered a dancer position at the State Dance Company and eventually was promoted to a principal dancer. During those years Kate was coaching dancers of the company and choreographed most of the performances.

At the age of 20 Kate moved to the USA. After her performance in "Nutcracker" in 2002 she was offered a job at New Mexico Ballet Company but at that time couldn’t accept any job as a newly arrived immigrant. Since 2003 Kate has been working as a ballet teacher in dance schools of Denver area .Besides that, every year she is invited to judge national dance competitions that are held in New Orleans.

5 MISS AMY

Miss Amy

Instructor
Amy was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where she received her extensive dance training starting at the age of seven. She booked her first job in 1997 for Skechers, as a shoe model. Amy continued her dance career attending the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts and International Studies, where she majored in dance. Amy has since toured the world dancing on cruise ships, has worked as David Copperfield's assistant, modeled for Dos Equis XX, Magic Convention, Wynn Las Vegas, and many more. She has also danced beside many popular artists such as Wale, Grand Master Dee, Too Short, Drake, and at the age of 17, danced in the Billboard Music Awards for Beyonce. Her most recent stage Credits include MJ Live, a tribute to Michael Jackson, and dancing in “Donnie & Marie” at the Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas as well as performing with them on tour. Amy uses her passion of movement and exercise in her everyday life. Amy's proudest moment in life would be when she became a mother in 2012. We are so thankful to have Amy’s amazing talent and beautiful choreography excite and progress our students.
6 MR DARE

Mr Dare

Instructor

Dare Kujawa is originally from Mapelwood, MN and studied at the Larkin Dance Studio under the instruction of Michelle Larkin. He was awarded the West Coast National Elite Male Champ in 2009, and has continued his training with some of the leading choreographers in the business, especially as one of the top 10 guys on the Season 9 “So you think you can Dance”

He has worked with such artists as Kristine W, Debra Cox, Queen Latifah, & the Jonas Brothers, just to name a few. Dare continues to work professionally in Las Vegas for many industrials, and travels around the country teaching convention and sharing his love for dance.

Dare’s stage and TV/film credits include:

  • “Love” & “Mystere” Cirque du Soleil- Las Vegas
  • ScaldaVision- Cirque Du Soleil- Andorra Spain
  • “Live to Dance” Paula Abdul
  • “Star Search” 2005
  • “Step Up 2 Premiere”
  • “Tarzan Premiere”

We are so lucky to have Dare join our staff and share his unbelievable talent and choreography with our students.

7 MISS JAYME

Miss Jayme

Instructor
Jayme grew up dancing at Dance Etc… and discovered her love for dance in high school. Some of her past credits at the studio include: Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” Cinderella in “Cinderella” The Rose in “Alice in Wonderland” Snow Queen & Arabian Doll in “The Nutcracker” Jayme has worked with companies such as P.S. Productions and Dick Foster Productions & Huntsman Entertainment. Which she performed in such shows as “Legally Blonde the Musical” & “Tarzan” & Co Choreographed “Bring it On” at the Super Summer Concert Series at Spring Mountain Ranch. . Jayme also worked for The Walt Disney Company dancing inside Disneyland in the “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” & “A Christmas Fantasy Parade”. Jayme’s students have brought such inspiration to her that she is currently studying elementary education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
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Miss Kayla

Instructor

Miss Kayla studied under the Intensive program by the professional choreographers & staff at Dance Etc….as well as competed nationally as a soloist. Miss Kayla won many overall scoring awards & scholarships at National Competitions & Conventions such as: Starbound, Thunderstruck, Starpower, Nuvo & the Pulse

Miss Kayla has trained under our professional staff as an assistant instructor for Dance Etc… and has graduated into one of our most influential new instructors teaching our up-and-coming generations of young students.

Miss Kayla’s Stage Credits include:

  • YouTube sensation & American Idol singer - Todrick Hall with “Todderz Ball”
  • “Twerk the Halls” & “Twerk Du Soleil”

Miss Kayla’s Film Credits are:

    “Hillywood” parodies: “Supernatural”, “Doctor Who” & “Suicide Squad”

We are so very proud of our Miss Kayla as she ventures into the world of professional dance & teaching. She is a prime example of the values of strong technique, work ethic, generosity, and the love of dance we strive to teach at Dance Etc…

9 MISS TRYNITY

Miss Trynity

Instructor

Trynity Marchant began her dance training at six years of age and studied under the Intensive program by the professional choreographers and staff at Dance Etc… as well as competed nationally as a soloist. After graduating high school, Miss Trynity completed a “Professional Semester” at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, NY. She also studied and completed the curriculum of the “Teacher Training Program” at the Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles, CA. Trynity has studied under some of the top choreographers in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, & New York City.

Some of Trinity’s Performing Credits include:

  • Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio “One Drop”
  • “Legends in Concert”
  • “Todderz Ball” Todrick Hall
  • Natasha Benningfield - New Years Eve
  • Industrials for Dillard’s, Live Nation, HGTV, CBS, MGM Grand and more.

You can currently catch her performing nightly in MJ Live at The Tropicana & Stoney’s Rockin Country Las Vegas. Trynity most values that her craft constantly allows her to form new connections with herself, others and changing environments. Outside of dancing she has strong passion for holistic living,, music, yoga, teaching children and global contribution. Moving into the future Trynity hopes to continue to merge these worlds to create opportunity to promote positive progression for our society

10 MR BRENDAN

Mr Brendan

Instructor

Born and raised in Boulder City, NV, studied under the Intensive program by the professional choreographers & staff at Dance Etc…. His work ethic moved him into the professional realm very quickly where he can be seen performing nightly in "MJ Live" at the Stratosphere, Las Vegas Brendan is also a company member of The Village Dance Collective where he has worked as a choreographer and was featured on “World of Dance”.

Some of Brendan’s performing credits include:

  • “MJ Live”
  • “Legends in Concert”
  • “Microsoft Inspire”
  • JGS Group New Year’s Eve
  • Todrick Hall
  • “Bring it On” the Musical
  • “The Hillywood Show”

He currently instructs at Dance Etc.. in Boulder City. Brendan’s passion for dance is contagious and he still trains, taking advantage of every class he can from some of the most influential choreographers in the business. His goal is to give back all that he is learning to our younger generation of students so that they can follow their dreams as he is. We are very proud of our Mr. Brendan

11 MISS SYDNEY

Miss Sydney

Instructor
Miss Sydney was trained by the Dance Etc… Intensive Program in all dance styles, where was also awarded the Dance Etc… scholarship. Her Stage Credits include: Back up Dancer for GTM performances including “Todrick Hall’s Todlerz Ball” and GTM’s Pre American music awards performance. Film credits include the Hillywood show on their “Suicide Squad Parody.” Miss Sydney has taken over 15 credits of collegiate dance and performed in Southern Utah’s Fall and Spring Dance Concerts. She became the president and choreographer of Southern Utah’s Orchesis Dance company. Which held performances for their Orchesis Dance Company Showcases and for all SUU basketball, football, and other school performances. Miss Sydney is continuing her degrees in Education and Pscychology. She is an amazing instructor and we are so happy Miss Sydney is back teaching for our Dance Etc… Faamily.
12 MISS CHRISTINE

Miss Christine

Instructor
Christine Hawkins is originally from Omaha, NE. and started dancing when she was three. She has studied many styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, pointe, and acrobats. After graduating from high school, she moved to LA to pursue her professional dance career and continued training. She met her husband while working for Disney’s Toy Story, and they moved to Las Vegas in 1997. She danced and was an acrobat professionally in numerous shows such as: Imagine, Legends in Concert, and Siegfried and Roy until her oldest daughter was born. She is married with three beautiful children. Her passion is instilling confidence in young people as well as helping them develop a deep love of strength and performance. She is always grateful to be a part of the Dance Etc. family.
13 MISS JENI

Miss Jeni

Instructor
Jeni Campbell was born and raised right here in fabulous Boulder City. She sprouted as a little dancer at the famous Dance Etc. at just six years of age. Naturally, she loved every minute of it, especially the honor of training with the amazing Miss Amy. At the age of ten, Jeni relished the opportunity to perform in the Nevada Dance Theater’s production of “The Nutcracker.” She blossomed as a young dancer over the next few years, and after graduating from BCHS, spent a few years outside of Boulder City. In 1996, she met her most wonderful husband, and they were married in Las Vegas on October 25, 1997. Jeni and her husband have three beautiful children, Tyler, Brynlee, and Halle. Over the past two decades, Jeni has been delighted to be a part of Dance Etc. as an intermittent instructor of dance and step aerobics. She is thrilled to be currently tutoring the radiant 3 and 4 year-olds in Baby Ballet.