April 2016 | Megan Boone
We are so proud to award Megan Boone the title of “Innovation Dance Star” for the month of April. Megan has been working very hard at S1SWDA and her commitment has not gone unnoticed.
Megan is 13 years old and is a 7th grade honor roll student at Kingman Academy of Learning. This is her first season with S1SWDA, but she has competed since she was 5 years old. She makes the trip into Las Vegas from Kingman, AZ four days a week to dance at S1SWDA.
She really enjoys being part of the studio, and loves her team as well as all of her teachers. Megan is a versatile dancer and has won numerous scholarships at competitions and conventions. She has been selected twice for the Adrenaline Performance Crew, and she has received scholarship classes to the Edge Performing Arts Center. Megan has also won year-long scholarships to Tremaine, scholarships to Inaside Chicago Dance Summer Jazz Intensive, The JAM Youth Project, and the Hollywood Summer Tour.
We can’t wait to see Megan continue to grow into a beautiful artist and technician. Keep up the great work and congratulations from all of your teachers for a season filled with growth and success.
March 2016 | Christina Gregory
We are very proud to award “Innovation Dance Star” for the month of March to Christina Gregory. She has shown incredible dedication, a positive attitude, and great achievements over the past few months.
Christina is a very talented 10 year old. She dances 20 hours a week at S1SWDA and studies all techniques. This season, she is a dancer in 5 group numbers as well as a solo. She has had a very successful season and was awarded Junior Dance Icon at Thunderstruck Dance Competition.
Christina also shows great dedication to her academics. She is a straight “A” student in the G.A.T.E (Gifted and Talented) Program at school. She also takes acting and singing classes at Hollywood Access, Inc. She has been in 2 films and 2 commercials (Zappos and Denny’s) and has done modeling.
Keep up the great work Christina! We are all so proud of you and your tremendous work ethic here at S1SWDA!
February 2016 | Jacqueline Ivie
We are very pleased to award Jacqueline Ivie the title of “Innovation Dance Star” at Studio One’s Southwest Dance Academy for the month of February.
Jacqueline has been a dancer with Innovation Dance Company for the last 5 years. In this time, she has grown so much as a technician and as a performer. She has been a very committed and dedicated student and she always gives 200% in her classes.
Jacqueline studies all techniques, and has become a very versatile and well-rounded dancer. She is also a team player, and she is always very supportive of her teammates. Her work ethic and positive attitude have made her a true pleasure to work with.
We are so proud of Jac and her growth and success here at the studio. She is having an excellent season, and we look forward to seeing her continue to grow and develop into beautiful artist. Keep up the great work Jac and congratulations!
January 2016 | Jayde Spiegel
We are very proud and excited to award Jayde Spiegel the title of “Innovation Dance Star” at Studio One’s Southwest Dance Academy.
Jayde is a 15 year old Freshman at Southwest Career and Technical Academy (SWCTA). She is majoring in Fashion Design and is a member of SWCTA’s Student Council. Jayde takes her studies seriously and her family is proud of how she manages her time. After competing in gymnastics for many years and winning a state championship, Jayde was looking for a change in 2016 and decided to try dance. After just 1 year at the studio, we are proud of her accomplishments. Jayde welcomes the challenges and the high expectations of her instructors, and appreciates her teachers and friends who have helped her come this far in such a short time. When not at school or dance, Jayde loves to cook and hang out with friends.
We have seen incredible growth in this dancer in such a short time. We look forward to seeing Jayde continue to grow into a beautiful artist and technician here at S1SWDA.
December 2016 | Marley Paulino
We would like to congratulate Marley Paulino from our Mini Dance Company for all of her hard work this month! She has been awarded “Innovation Dance Star” for the month of December at S1SWDA.
Marley is 7 years old and in the 1st grade at Doral Academy. This is her third year at S1SWDA and her first year on the mini team for Innovation Dance Company. Her favorite style of dance is Jazz. Her hobbies are arts and crafts, playing with her brother, Samson, and two dogs, Josie and Irie. She is a model student at school and enjoys reading and writing her own stories. Her favorite color is green.
We are proud of your positive attitude and work ethic Marley. We look forward to seeing you continue to grow here at S1SWDA. Keep up the great work little lady!
November 2016 | Lily Hammond
Lily Hammond is 14 years old and in 8th grade. She was born in Las Vegas and she started dancing when she was 2 years old. This is her first season with Innovation Dance Company. Lily’s favorite style of dance is ballet. Other than dancing, she enjoys school, singing in choir, traveling, and hanging out with her friends. Lily is also an excellent student. This season, she wants to get better at turning in pointe shoes. Lily is grateful for all of her dance teachers because they have helped her become the dancer she is today.
October 2016 | Morgan Weed
We are so pleased to award Morgan Weed the title of “Innovation Dance Star” for the month of October at S1SWDA.
Morgan is 16 years old and is a junior at Desert Oasis High School. She started dancing at S1SWDA 3 years ago when she took her first jazz class after being a competitive gymnast in elementary school. Her favorite styles of dance are jazz and contemporary. She is also very excited about starting tap this year.
When Morgan is not at the studio, she is usually studying and doing her homework, performing with her high school band, or she is at Disneyland.
Morgan is very thankful for all the time her wonderful teachers put in to make her a better dancer and loves everyone in her dance family. We couldn’t be more proud of Morgan, her tremendous work ethic, and her growth over the past few years.
September 2016 | Sophia Cunningham
We are proud to honor Sophia Cunningham as “Innovation Dance Star” for the month of September at Studio One’s Southwest Dance Academy. She has demonstrated a positive attitude, a tremendous work ethic, and growth this season.
Sophia is 7 years old and she is in 3rd grade. She started dancing at the age of 4, and this is her second season with Innovation Dance Company. She is very excited to be a dancer with the Petite Company this year. She loves all styles of dance, but her favorites are jazz and contemporary.
When Sophia is not dancing at the studio or with her 2 sisters at home, you will find her singing, jumping on the trampoline, or spending time with her family.
Sophia is grateful for her teachers and who continue to inspire her and encourage her each day. She enjoys being a part of this team and making so many wonderful friends.
We look forward to seeing Sophia continue to grow as a dancer this year. Congratulations and keep up the great work!
May 2016 | Evelyn Nichols
We are very proud to award Evelyn Nichols the title of “Innovation Dance Star” for the month of May at Studio One’s Southwest Dance Academy!
Evelyn is 8 years old and has been dancing at the studio for 5 years. She has been a dancer with Innovation Dance Company for 3 years. Her favorite form of dance is jazz and she is currently a dancer in our Petite Jazz Company. Evelyn also really enjoys acrobatics and she is a natural with her tremendous flexibility.
Evelyn is a straight A student and she is in the 3rd grade. She is also in the gifted and talented program at her elementary school. Her fantastic work ethic leads her to success in dance and also in her academics.
This little lady also enjoys acting and recently participated in her school play. She was a natural on the first go around, and looks forward to doing more acting in the future. When she is not dancing, she also enjoys studying science and geology.
Evelyn is a very talented dancer and we really enjoy having her in classes. She always puts her best foot forward, and she is growing each week. We are very excited about Evelyn’s future here at S1SWDA and we look forward to her future successes. Keep up the great work, we are proud of you!
April 2016 | Kathleen Roddy
We are proud to present Kathleen Roddy with the title of “Innovation Dance Star” at Studio One’s Southwest Dance Academy for the month of April.
At the age of six Kathleen began her training in dance at the Kingman Dance Factory. She has worked hard for the majority of her life to become the talented dancer and artist that she is today.
New to Studio One Southwest Dance Academy Kathleen loves every day of training here, and is excited about advancing in her level of technique. Kathleen has won scholarships to dance conventions such as Tremaine Dance and World Class Talent and she has performed in Disney Land. She just started attending Lee Williams High School in Kingman Arizona and is doing great balancing school and traveling to Las Vegas.
However, as talented as Kathleen is, the best part about her is how many smiles, love and laughter she brings to the studio every day. Kathleen has been a tremendous addition to our dance family this season and we are so proud of her growth and achievements so far this season.
March 2016 | Redle Elder
We are very proud to honor Redle Elder as “Innovation Dance Star” for the month of March here at Studio One’s Southwest Dance Academy.
Redle is an energetic 6 year old that is delighted to dance and model. This is her second season as a mini company dancer. This year Redle is in a jazz large group, a tap large group, and also has a tap solo with Mr Gregory.
She is in Kindergarten at Pinecrest Academy St. Rose. Redle enjoys reading and writing stories. Redle is an honor roll student. She loves to socialize and play with her friends.
When she is not in dance class, she is making up dances to perform for her family. Redle is a true girlie girl who loves to dress up and put on makeup. Her new interest is making videos about how to put make up on or teaching others about Shopkins. Her favorite colors are mint green and purple. She loves raviolis and eating pasta the night before a competition.
We are so proud of Redle and her progress this year. She has had a tremendous season so far and we look forward to watching this little dancer continue to grow.
February 2016 | Beau Jones
We are so pleased to award February’s “Innovation Dance Star” to Beau Jones for all of his hard work and growth this month.
He is 13 years old and is the third of five children. He was born in Los Angeles, CA and has always loved dressing up, acting, dance, singing and being funny.
Favorite colors are maroon, black, and white. Has been dancing for 2 years, this is his first year competing. Loves the artists Daughter, Adele, and Son Lux. Favorite subjects are English and Science. Enjoys ice skating, playing the violin, and watching movies. Favorite candies are skittles and kitkats.
Loves all techniques but especially contemporary. Beau attends Faiss Middle School where he plays violin in their chamber orchestra, and is a very good student. One day he hopes to be a dancer or choreographer. He is very thankful and extremely happy with the bonds he has created with his teachers and fellow dancers.
Beau is a very self motivated individual. He started learning Chinese on his own. After only a few months, he can read, write, and speak a little already. He spends countless hours at home practicing his dance technique and choreography and we are seeing the results of all of his hard work.
We are so incredibly proud of this student and his commitment this season. We look forward to seeing you continue to grow into a strong dancer and artist here at S1SWDA.
January 2016 | Becky Harpling
We are proud to announce Becky Harpling as January’s “Innovation Dance Star” at Studio One’s Southwest Dance Academy.
Becky has been part of our Competition company for the past 3 years. She started out as a dancer on our jazz team, but has since found a love for contemporary and hip hop as well. This season Becky will be featured in a jazz large group, a musical theater large group, our jazz line, a hip hop small group, a jazz trio, and a hip hop duet.
Becky is an active 12 year old that loves to push herself with new challenges. She is a 7th grader at Las Vegas Day School. Becky excels in math, english, and science. She is an excellent student. She is a very diverse kid and when she is not getting dressed up and putting on make up, you can find her climbing a tree or racing down the street with her brother on her hover board. Her favorite colors are mint green, turquoise, and pink. Her favorite candies are smarties and snickers.
We are really excited about Becky’s progress this season. She is always giving her all in classes and she is a true pleasure to work with. Keep up the great work Becky, we are so excited to see you continue to grow here at S1SWDA.
December 2015 | Nicole Boone
We are very proud to honor Nicole Boone as “Innovation Dance Star” for the month of December.
Nicole is new to the S1SWDA family this season. She is 15 years old and she has been taking dance and gymnastics since she was 3 years old. Nicole lives in Kingman, Arizona and commutes to Las Vegas to train at Studio One’s Southwest Dance Academy.
Although she is very strong in many genres of dance, her favorite dance style is contemporary. She is a natural mover and her attention to detail is outstanding. Her commitment is inspiring and she is a beautiful artist.
Nicole has been very succesful on the competition scene and has won numerous overall placements, titles, and scholarships to some America’s top dance conventions.
Nicole is also an honor roll student at Lee Williams High School in Arizona.
We are so proud of Nicole’s hard work and growth so far this season. We are eager to see her hit the stage with her Innovation teams, and with her 10th solo choreographed by Miss Cheryl.
Welcome to the Innovation family Nicole. Keep up the excellent work!
November 2015 | Lilly McCullom
Congratulations to Lilly McCollum for being selected as “Innovation Dance Star” for the month of November.
Lilly is an 8 year old Petite dancer with our competition company. She has been dancing since she could walk and talk. Lilly loves dancing, singing, acting, music, reading, and playing with her three dogs. Lilly is very passionate about animals and hopes to someday become a veterinarian. She is also extremely family oriented and adores her cousins who inspire her, and encourage her dancing passion. Lilly wants her light to shine everyday when she performs. She has been competing since she was 4 years old and this is her first year competing with Innovation Dance Company. She has received a ballet scholarship at 24/7 dance convention, a jazz scholarship from JUMP convention, and just recently received a free solo entry at Ambition Dance Convention. Dance is Lilly’s passion and she strives to always do her best. Lilly is inspired by other dancers that motivate and push her to try harder. Lilly takes her dance very seriously and is very dedicated. Lilly loves Innovation and feels right at home with her dance family. She is eager to start competing!
I am very proud of your growth Lilly! You are a very hardworking and committed dancer. I am very excited to see where this season takes you! Love you lil lady. – Miss Meghan
October 2015 | Isabella Keesee
We are proud to announce that October’s “Innovation Dance Star” is Isabella Keesee.
Isabella is 6 years old and in first grade. She has a brother and two sisters. She has been dancing for three years and she is so excited to be in the mini company this season.
Isabella will be a dancer in our Mini Jazz Large Group and our Petite Tap Small Group with Miss Lori and Miss Shanna.
She loves to dance and aspires to be like “the big girls” someday. Her favorite colors are pink and purple. She has a dog named Padmé and a cat named Anakin.
Isabella’s focus and hardwork has not gone unnoticed. She is growing each and every week, and we couldn’t be more proud of her. Keep up the great work Isabella!
September 2015 | Evelyn Stockmann
We are proud to award Evelyn Stockman the honor of “Dancer of the Month” for September at S1SWDA. We are very proud of you and your achievements this month!
Evelyn started dancing at the age of 5 at Dance Arts in Valdosta, Georgia. She danced there until she was 8, when she moved to Okinawa Japan.
Evelyn joined her first competition team at her studio Footloose Okinawa at the age of 9. At the age of 10, her second and last year at Footloose, she made the elite dance team and was awarded a scholarship for a duet.
Since moving to Las Vegas in July, she is continuing her dance training at Southwest Dance Academy and loving her new dance company!
Evelyn is a dancer in our junior jazz large group, junior lyrical small group, and our jazz line this season. We are very excited to see her perform with her new groups.
Keep up the great work Evelyn! We are very excited to see you continue to grow this season!
August 2015 | Jalynne Decker
We are proud to announce our “Innovation Dance Star” for the month of August… Jalynne Decker.
Jalynne started dancing at the age of 7. Her favorite styles of dance include ballet, jazz, and contemporary. She loves taking classes with Miss Morgan, Miss Cheryl, and Miss Meghan. This year, she will be present in 4 company dances and is very excited for the upcoming season!
Jalynne attends Bishop Gorman High School as a junior and has been taking dance as one of her electives every year. In her future, Jalynne would like to pursue her ultimate dream in attending UCLA and majoring in either pediatrics or veterinarian medicine and would love to minor in dance and become a professional choreographer and follow her dream to open up her own dance studio.
We are so proud of this dancer’s progress. She is a hardworking, dedicated student and a true pleasure to have in class. We are eager to see you continue to grow this season. Keep up the great work!
June 2015 | Lilly Hale
Lilly is 7 years old. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She attends Paradise Elementary School and will be entering 2nd grade in the fall.
Lilly was a dancer in our Mini Company this past season. She was in our Mini Large Group as well as our Mini Small Group.
Lilly’s favorite style of dance is contemporary, and her favorite shows are “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Big Brother.” She has 4 brothers and resides in the northwest part of town.
We see a great deal of potential in this little dancer, and we can’t wait to see her continue to grow into a beautiful artist at Studio One’s Southwest Dance Academy.
May 2015 | Katelin Beckett
Katie has improved so much this season. We couldn’t be more proud of her growth and progress. She is a beautiful soloist, as well as an excellent team dancer.
Katie has been dancing for 11 years and competing for the past 4 years. This is her first season with us at S1SWDA, and she has risen to the new challenges that we have given her this year.
Katie has her first solo, a duet, and 3 group dances. She has placed very well with her solo and helped her team to achieve their goals as well.
Her favorite styles of dance are ballet and contemporary. She is a 10th grade student at Las Vegas Academy, where she is a dance major. Katie hopes to continue on to study dance at the college level and pursue a career in dance in the future.
Katie is thankful for all of her teachers and all that they do for her. She says that she also loves her dance family and the funny memories that they have made this season.
We are so happy to have you at S1SWDA and we look forward to a bright future with you. Congratulations and keep up the great work!
April 2015 | Nicole Anne Yumiaco
Nicole Anne Yumiaco is 8 years old and is the second of three children. She is a 2nd grade, straight A student at Las Vegas Day School. Nicole started dancing when she was 5 years old. Mr. Joseph Smith saw Nicole’s passion for hip hop and took her under his wing.
She auditioned for Innovation Dance Company in the fall of 2013, and Nicole joined the company with 702 Crew. As she began taking more classes, the teachers at the studio saw her hidden talent and her determination. In 2014, Nicole auditioned and became part of the jazz company and performance teams. She is a very hard working and determined little lady, this is why mid-way through the season, she was asked to do a solo.
Aside from dancing, Nicole loves to read books and do arts and crafts. She also enjoys being silly around her brother and sister and hanging out with her dance friends.
Nicole has had a tremendous competition season so far and has made us very proud! She has been a tremendous team players and solo performer. Keep up the great work!
March 2015 | Evangeline Laurente
Evangeline is 7 years old and this is her first year dancing with Innovation Dance Company. She has been taking classes with Studio One’s Southwest Dance Academy since she was 4yrs old.
This season, Evie a jazz dancer with our Mini Company and she is also featured in a jazz solo choreographed by Miss Lori. We are very proud of Evie’s hard work and talent- a perfect combination! She is always up for a new challenge! Evie has tremendous potential with her incredible flexibility and wonderful stage presence.
Evie is a straight “A” student and she is in the first grade. She loves school and learning new things everyday. When she grows up, Evie would like to be a famous star and a teacher when she grows up.
Keep up the great work, we are proud of you Evie!
February 2015 | Maverick Hiu
Maverick is 16 years old and this is his first season dancing with Innovation Dance Company. He started dancing last year and has really grown tremendously in his time here at S1SWDA. He is up to 10 hours of dance per week. He enjoys training in ballet, jazz, contemporary and musical theater. His favorite technique is ballet because he loves the challenge.
Maverick will be competing in 4 numbers this season. He has a duet with his dear friend Skyler, a contemporary small group, a musical theater large group, and a jazz line. Maverick is very excited to hit the stage this season!
He is a student at Las Vegas Academy, where he is a musical theater major. Maverick really enjoys acting as well as dancing.
We are so proud of Maverick’s achievements so far this season. His dedication and drive are second to none. We look forward to an incredible season of growth for Maverick.
January 2015 | Kamea Solidum
We are so proud to award Kamea Solidum as our “Innovation Dance Star” for the month of January. She is a very hardworking little lady that is growing by the day. Kamea is a talented dancer with incredible potential.
Kamea is only 5 years old. She and her twin brother are the youngest of five children. She also has two older brothers and an older sister, all who have a love for dance.
Kamea is in Kindergarten at Tony Alamo Elementary School. When she finds time outside of her busy dance schedule, she loves to sing, play beauty salon and doctor, go to the park, eat, watch her favorite shows, and play games with her siblings.
Kamea started dancing at S1SWDA at the age of 3. This is her third year dancing and her second year with Innovation Dance Company. She takes 7 hours of technique and company classes each week, which includes specialty privates for a duet with her big brother, Kalani.
Kamea loves all of her dance classes, teachers, and all the friends she has made at S1SWDA. She is so fortunate to be part of such a loving and caring dance family!
We are so happy with your progress Kamea. We are also very excited for your future here with Innovation Dance Company!
December 2014 | Lexi Bulleri
Lexi started dancing at the age of three, and she has been dancing for over six years. This year marks her fifth year competing. Lexi takes acro, tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and has a new found love for contemporary.
She will be competing with the Petite and Junior teams at S1SWDA and has two solos and a duet with her sister this year. Lexi also enjoys singing, jumping on the trampoline, and playing with her friends. She has four brothers and one sister. Lexi hopes to someday pursue a career in singing and dancing.
We are extremely proud of Lexi’s growth over the past few months. Her hard work and dedication are paying off. Lexi loves her teachers and friends at S1SWDA and we are looking forward to a tremendous competition season this spring!
November 2014 | Mary Cunningham
Mary is 11 years old and has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She loves all styles of dance, but Lyrical, Contemporary and Jazz are her favorite. She will be performing in our Jazz Line, Jr Contemporary, Teen Musical Theater, and Teen Open pieces this season. She will also be featured in a solo.
When she is not dancing she enjoys reading, writing, music and art. Mary has always been very creative. She has a strong work ethic which also comes through in her academics, she is a straight A student. We have seen such growth in this dancer this season. She is talented dancer with the drive to excel.
We look forward to pushing her to surpass all of her goals. Mary loves to dance and is so happy to be part of Innovation Dance Company SW this year. She feels inspired and encouraged by all the great instructors at the studio. She is honored and so thankful to be part of a great team.
October 2014 | Treyce Bigelow
Treyce is 8 years old and takes 8 hours of dance per week. He enjoys all of his classes, which include ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, lyrical, and acro. His favorite style is contemporary.
This is Treyce’s second season with Innovation Dance Company. Treyce is a dancer on Miss Meghan’s Petite Jazz team and Miss Millie’s tap team. He is growing each week.
Besides dance, Treyce loves art. His favorite colors are blue and purple. His favorite movie is Jumanji and he enjoys listening to the music of Adele.
Treyce is a true joy to have in class. He is always working hard and his sweet spirit is inspiring to those around him.
We are so excited to see what this season brings for Treyce. Congratulations for all of your hard work and dedication Treyce.
September 2014 | Lauren Alley
Lauren is 12 years old and has been dancing for 3 years at S1SWDA. This will be her third year with Innovation Dance Company and she has been cast in numerous group dances this year as well as a solo. Lauren has had the opportunity to train in ballet, jazz, contemporary and tap and looks forward to learning new skills to improve. Lauren really enjoys all styles of dance; however, her favorite technique is contemporary. She feels that contemporary dancing really allows her to express herself.
Besides dance, Lauren enjoys acting, singing, and playing the piano. Lauren has always been very creative and loves to express herself in her writing and art as well.
We truly enjoy having Lauren Alley at S1SWDA and we look forward to another successful season with her. Keep up the great work Lauren!
July 2014 | Angelia Bulleri
Angelia started dancing at the age of 5. She has been a dancer with Innovation Dance Company for 1 year, but she has been competing for 6yrs. She takes 17 hours of dance a week, consisting of ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, pointe, acro, hop hop, and leaps and turns. She loves all techniques equally.
Angelia also enjoys singing, art, and reading. She is a triple threat and someday hopes to perform on Broadway.
We are extremely proud of Angelia’s progress this season. She has really grown a ton and worked really hard this year. We look forward to seeing Angelia continue to grow technically and develop into a beautiful artist here at S1SWDA.
June 2014 | Emily D’Emilio
We are proud to announce Emily D’Emilio as our “Innovation Dance Star” for the month of June! She has been working especially hard this month! This is Emily’s first season with Innovation Dance Company! She is a 12 year old that has been dancing for 2 years at S1SWDA. Emily is a dancer in Miss Millie’s Jr. Tap Company and Miss Cheryl’s Jr. Jazz Company. She currently takes 7 hours of dance per week, which includes ballet, jazz, tap, and leaps & turns. Her favorite style of dance is jazz. And she has thoroughly enjoyed her tap company class as well this season!
When Emily is not at the studio, she really enjoys hanging out with her friends, listening to music, and volunteering at the SPCA. Emily hopes to someday become a dance instructor. She has found a true passion for dance at S1SWDA. She is grateful for all of the opportunities that she is given with Innovation Dance Company. We are so proud of Emily’s growth this season. We look forward to watching her continue to grow and develop into a gorgeous artist with Innovation Dance Company.
May 2014 | Toni Scardino
Toni is a dancer in our Teen Jazz Competition Company, Teen Contemporary Competition Company, and our Jazz Line Group. She is an extremely hardworking and dedicated dancer and we have seen tremendous growth in her this season.
Toni has been dancing for seven years and her favorite styles of dance are jazz and hip hop. Toni also has beautiful ballet technique. Her versatility makes her an asset to Innovation Dance Company.
Along with dance, Toni also has a strong passion for her academics. She is a straight A student. Her incredible work ethic helps her to succeed in all areas.
Besides dance, Toni also enjoys painting. She has composed some beautiful artwork. She is a very loyal and honest individual that aspires to be a lawyer or judge someday.
We are so happy to have Toni as a dancer at S1SWDA. She is showing growth and improvement every week. We look forward to seeing you continue to challenge yourself and develop into a beautiful technician and artist.
March 2014 | Alannah Newcomer
Alannah is a dancer in both Kay’s Teen Hip Hop Company and Sandra’s Teen Contemporary Company. She dances 11 hours a week at S1SWDA. She takes classes in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, acro, and irish, as well as her Company choreography classes. Her favorite techniques are jazz and contemporary. Alannah just started dancing 2 years ago, and has progressed quickly because of her hard work and dedication.
Besides dancing, Alannah also enjoys art, marine biology, and reading. She also loves the ocean, music, the color blue, and animals.
We are very pleased with Alannah’s growth this season. Her focus and work ethic is second to none. Keep up the great work!
January 2014 | Jordan Berlin Yurik
Jordan has been working very hard this month and has shown major improvements. She is a very dedicated dancer with fantastic attendance that always gives 100% in every class. She is 8 years old and has been dancing since the age of 18 months. This is Jordan’s 3rd season dancing with Innovation Dance Company. She spent 2 years at the Summerlin location, and is now a dancer with the Southwest Company.
Jordan takes ballet, tap and acro classes here at the studio. Her favorite dance styles are acrobatic jazz and lyrical. She also spends time training in trapeze nad has had experience with rhythmic gymnastics and cheerleading. This season Jordan is a dancer in Miss Meghan’s Petite Jazz Company and Mr. Gregory’s Petite Tap Company. She is also dancing in our Jazz Line number and competing 2 solos.
When Jordan grows up she hopes to pursue a career traveling the world performing as a dance and trapeze artist. She also says that she would love to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
Jordan is a big asset to her teams and we look forward to seeing her perform onstage this season. Keep up the great work Jordan, we are excited to see you continue to grow technically into a beautiful artist.
November 2013 | Keala Solidum
Keala started dancing at the age of 8. This is not only her third year dancing, but also her third year with Innovation Dance Company. She takes 14 hours of dance a week, with a couple of extra hours for specialties.
Keala was born in Hawaii and is 10-years-old. She is the second oldest of five and has three brothers and one sister. All five of them dance at SOSWDA, with four of them in different company groups.
Keala is in the fifth grade at Tony Alamo Elementary School. When she finds time outside of her busy dance schedule, she loves to read, listen to music, draw, and do arts and crafts.
Keala says that her progress is a true reflection of the hard work, encouragement, and inspiration she has received from all the teachers she has had at S1SWDA. She feels that it is a privilege for her to be surrounded by positive influences, not only in her teachers, but in her fellow dancers, as well. She is so thankful to be part of such a loving and caring dance family!
We couldn’t be more proud of Keala’s growth and progress. She is one of the hardest working dancers that we have at the studio, and she is an inspiration to everyone around her. Congratulations Keala on your achievements so far and best of luck to you for your biggest competition season yet!
October 2013 | Aiden Alfonso
Aiden is a dancer on both of our Junior Hip Hop teams with both Kay More and Stacey Petteruti. He takes 4 hours of classes a week and regularly attends Kay’s Open Hip Hop sessions to continue to improve his skills.
Aiden is 8 years old and an honor roll student. He has been dancing at S1SWDA for 2 years. We are so proud of Aiden’s hardwork in the studio, and we are seeing so many improvements in him from week to week. He is very driven and up for any challenge thrown his way!
When Aiden grows up he wants to be a hip hop dancer and eventually a choreographer. He also says that he would love to someday be a hip hop dance teacher so that he can share his passion and love with others.
We are so excited to see Aiden hit the stage for the first time with Innovation Dance Company. Best of luck Aiden on a tremendous season!
September 2013 | Ashley Thormahlen
Ashley has been working so hard and we have seen incredible growth in this 10 year old dancer. She dances 14 hours a week at S1SWDA and has been dancing for 5 years. Ashley excels in all techniques of dance, but her favorites are tap and jazz. She is in our Jazz, Tap and Contemporary Companies. She also has a solo, duet, and trio this season. She is one of our most well-rounded dancers here at the studio.
Besides dancing, Ashley also enjoys art, writing poems and songs, playing the piano, and singing. She is a straight A student that would like to attend Las Vegas Academy when it comes time for high school. Someday Ashley would like to travel to New York City and aspires to eventually dance on Broadway.
We have no doubt that Ashley will achieve all of her goals. She never gives less than 100% in the studio and on stage. We are so proud of Ashley’s accomplishments at S1SWDA, and we can’t wait to see her hit the stage with Innovation Dance Company this season.
August 2013 | Angelynne Tiangco
Angel is 7 years old and this is her third season with Innovation Dance Company. She is a dancer in our Petite Jazz and Top Competition Companies. Angel has also performed in a trio for the past 2 years and will be performing in her first solo this season.
Angel is an extremely sassy little lady with unlimited potential. She works very hard in the studio and always displays a positive attitude. Her favorite style of dance is jazz and her favorite trick is an aerial. She is often found stretching in her spare time and her ultimate goal is to be a dancer/acrobat with Cirque du Soleil.
She always knows how to make others laugh and is a true pleasure to have in class. We are so proud of Angelynne’s accomplishments and we can’t wait to see her growth this season. Keep up the fantastic work Miss Angel!
April 2013 | Leanna Nasrollahi
Leanna is a 15 year old dancer in Miss Meghan’s Teen Jazz and Teen Contemporary Companies. She is also a featured dancer in our Contemporary trio.
Leanna has grown in so many ways this season. She never gives less than 100% in the studio. She has fantastic musicality, style, and a sharp mind that always remembers choreography perfectly. Leanna takes 6 hours of dance a week as well as her dance hours at Las Vegas Academy.
Leanna has so much potential and we can not wait to see her continue to grow both technically and artistically over the coming years. Keep up the incredible work Leanna, we are so proud of all that you have accomplished so far!
March 2013 | Danika Molina
She is a second season dancer with Innovation Dance Company! Danika is a 7 year old dancer in Miss Meghan’s Petite Jazz Company. She is an extremely hard worker and a major asset to the team. Danika has a sweet and quiet demeanor, but she really comes to life on the stage. She is always consistent with her performance and never gives less than 100%.
Miss Molina takes 4 hours of dance a week and enjoys her jazz class the most! When she is not dancing, she likes to spend time doing arts and crafts with her Mom. Danika also enjoys reading, listening to music, and eating sushi.
You can also see Danika this season in her trio “Route 66.” This is her second season being featured in a specialty number. We are are so proud of Danika and the progress that she is making this seaon. We are very excited to help her continue to grow and develop into a beautiful artist and dancer here at S1SWDA.
February 2013 | Cece Rosage
She is a dancer in Miss Meghan’s Teen Contemporary and Teen Jazz Company here st S1SWDA. Cece will also be performing and competing her very first solo this season, choreographed by Alexis Levie. She is a part of our Teacher Assistant Program, and she does an incredible job of helping and inspiring some of our younger dancers here at the studio.
Cece says that although she loves all styles of dance, her favorite is jazz. She loves dancing to upbeat music and showing her style and personality.
We can’t wait to see Cece hit the stage, and we couldn’t be happier with all that she has accomplished so far this season. We look forward to seeing her continue to grow and develop into a beautiful artist. Congratulations Cece… keep up the great work!