Instructors

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BECKY ABBOTT - STUDIO OWNER

Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Clogging, Hip Hop, Show Choir, Cheer, Certified USA Gymnastics Instructor

I was born and raised in Salmon, Idaho. I started dancing when I was 3 years old. When I was little there wasn’t a studio in my home town, so my mom would drive me every week to dance lessons 6 hours round trip. I am so grateful for her sacrifice and helping me to realize at a young age I wanted to be a dance teacher and give kids the opportunity to learn to dance/tumble close to home and love it as I do.

 

Growing up I took tap, ballet, modern, clogging, jazz, and gymnastics. I was a cheerleader for 2 years in Jr. High and 4 years in High School, being team captain 4 of those years, loving the dance part of cheerleading the most. I attend Ricks College for a year, taking dance classes. I taught for 3 years at the studio I took from before following my husband to Boise. I was an assistant cheerleading coach at Centennial High School from 1996 - 1997. I started Becky’s Dance Co. out of my garage 22 years ago, in an effort to fulfill this life long dream of mine, of owning my own studio.

 

I love seeing my students learn and grow and most of all have better self esteem as they leave my studio each week. That is my main goal, for them to feel better about themselves and love dance/cheer/gymnastics as I do. I love teaching dance & gymnastics & spending time with my family! I have a great family support system, my husband Brad and my 8 children.

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MCKENZIE SHARP

Advanced Class Manager, Advanced Hip Hop, Advanced Lyrical Instructor, 

I started dancing at Becky’s Dance Co. at the early age of 4 years old. My desire to dance started there and grew through out the my life. At the age of 14 I had the opportunity to choreograph and teach a couple routines which quickly turned into a new hobby. From then on my passion for dance was over powered by the passion to choreograph & teach. Through high school not only was I able to attend & compete on competitive teams, I also had the opportunity to teach several classes and take some of them to competitions where we would win multiple high awards. I have choreographed several solos, duets & trios that were able to receive 1st place awards at nationals as well. I loved to perform & that love later lead me to try out for the Rocky Mountain Diamond Dancers team my senior year, where we took 1st in the State in all our routines for 5a. I attended BYU- Idaho where I started their dance major program & furthered my training as well. 

I met my husband Austin and we are now married and are residing in the valley where I can continue teach dance & raise a family. Dancing, choreography & teaching have always & will always be apart of me. 

I love the kids and the excitement they bring to my classes. I love to focus on not just teaching them dance moves but how to train, work hard & excel in all things in life. 

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REBECCA SANDERSON

Ballroom, Ballet/Tap Instructor

I graduated BYU-Idaho with a bachelor's in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Dance with emphasis on Ballroom teaching. I was able to dabble in many forms of dance, but ballroom is by far my favorite. I learned both Bronze and Silver levels in most of the American style dances. I have been teaching at Becky's for 3 years and taught social dance at BYU-I for several semesters. I often drag my husband along when I teach. I say it's to help me demonstrate, but really it's to remind him to dance with me! We have two daughters that also take lessons at Becky's.

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MORGEN MCINNES

Jazz, Hip Hop, Technique, Solo Instructor

I started dancing at Studio C in Eagle 10 years ago when my family moved to Idaho. I competed for four years then joined Rocky Mountain High School's Diamond Dance team. During my four years as a Diamond, I learned dedication, grit, teamwork, and confidence in myself and my dancing. I believe dancing is most powerful when students are able to explore their creativity while still learning the proper technique. Dancing in a positive environment helps dancers build positive self image and healthy self esteem. And that's what dance is all about.

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GABBY MORALES

Lyrical, Technique, Solo Instructor

I started dancing at the age of 3 at Stars Dance Studio and instantly fell in love with it. I have taken classes at various studios over the years as well as attended Idaho Fine Arts Academy from 6th grade to 10th grade where I learned so much about dance and found my love for choreographing. I joined the Rocky Mountain dance team in 2018 and am one of the current captains for the 2021-2022 season. I have learned so much not only about dance but as well as so many valuable life skills. I have a true passion for dance and look forward to sharing it with others! 
 

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CARLIE ABBOTT

Gymnastics Instructor

Bio coming soon....

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LEILANI HODGES

Gymnastics Instructor

I was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii where I grew my passion for gymnastics. I started gymnastics when I was four years old and went on to compete for 8 years until I was a level 9.  Completing top state scores in both floor and vault. During my time on the competitive gymnastics team I learned the importance of listening to our bodies and teamwork. I strive to create a fun, safe, and comfortable environment for all of my students. Following my time at Kona Aerials Gymnastics I became a head coach for 2 years. My husband & I currently live in the Nampa area following our time in Rexburg as I completed a few semesters at BYUI. I am excited to be here in Idaho and I am looking forward to coaching all of your wonderful children and sharing my passion for gymnastics and tumbling with you all!