Angela Craft is a highly experienced Dance Director and instructor with over 30 years of experience in the dance industry along with being a “Certified Member” of the Dance Educators of America (DEA). She has taught all styles of dance and has a passion for working with children. Angela's award-winning choreography has earned her recognition as a Nationals Competitive Dance Choreography winner. Throughout her career, Angela has studied under some of the best teachers in the industry, honing her skills and developing her unique teaching style. Her strengths lie in teaching not just the steps, but also confidence, teamwork, discipline, and self-esteem. Angela believes that a comfort zone is just a start and encourages her students to be brave and step out of their comfort zones. Angela's love for dance and teaching shines through in her work, and she is dedicated to helping her students achieve their full potential. Her ability to connect with her students and create a positive and supportive learning environment has earned her the respect and admiration of both students and parents alike. As a dance instructor, Angela is committed to providing her students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the dance industry. Her passion for dance and teaching is contagious, and she inspires her students to work hard and pursue their dreams. Angela's dedication to her craft and her students makes her a valuable asset to the dance community.
Lacie is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist with a passion for working with children. She holds a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy and has extensive experience working with children of all ages and abilities. Lacie's caring and passionate approach to dance makes her an asset in every classroom. In addition to her work as an occupational therapist, Lacie has also studied dance for over 16 years in all styles. Her love for dance and movement has given her a unique perspective on the importance of occupational therapy in helping children develop their motor skills and achieve their full potential. Lacie's expertise in both occupational therapy and dance has enabled her to develop a holistic approach to dance that focuses on the whole child. She understands that every child is unique and requires a personalized approach to dance that takes into account their individual needs and abilities. Lacie's caring and compassionate nature makes her a favorite among children and parents alike. Her ability to connect with her students and create a positive and supportive environment has earned her the respect and admiration of her colleagues in the field of occupational therapy and dance. As a Dance Teacher and Occupational Therapist, Lacie is committed to helping children reach their full potential and achieve their goals. Her dedication to her work and her students make her a valuable asset to any classroom.
Mikayla graduated with her Bachelor's from Boise State University in Criminal Justice. She is married and lives with her husband in Christiansburg and works as an administrative office assistant for a children's therapy group. She has been dancing since she was 5 years old and has numerous awards at both the regional and national level of competing during her 5 years with Wythe Rhythm. She performed in the 2014 Outback Bowl Game Pre-Game & Halftime Show & has been a part of the National All Star Tap Team with the Cherry Blossom Parade and was a part of the 2023 Cherry Blossom Dancers this year! She has been teaching dance for 8 years, with experience in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, & Irish. She also has taught dance camp the last 4 years, teaching Irish & Jazz.
Mikayla loves teaching because it gives her an opportunity to inspire young kids and give them the confidence they need to go out and follow their dreams whether that is to become a prima ballerina or a doctor. She has been able to see the impact she has had on her previous students and wants to continue to make an impact with every opportunity