Faculty Fun Facts

Faculty Fun Facts




Lauren Stoudt

Owner/Director/Choreographer/Instructor

Fitness, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical

    • Competed and danced from age 10 through college. Graduated with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA.
    • Started teaching dance and performing arts at the age of 13.
    • Won the regionals of So You Think You Can Dance.
    • Have trained under the direction of Denise Wall, Stacey Tookey, Mandy Moore, Brian Friedman, Travis Wall, Napoleon and Tabitha, Twitch and several more.
    • My dance studio is my everything <3 Come join the fun!


Kelly Cummings

Instructor

Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical

    • Started dancing at the age of 3 and started teaching at the age of 15.
    • Qualified and performed for the Russian Ballet Company.
    • Trained under the direction of Mia Michaels
    • Attended master classes from Brian Friedman, Travis Wall, Martha Nichols, Phil Wright, Greg Russel, Ray Leeper, Tricia Miranda and many ┬ámore.
    • Attend a number of continuing education summits to stay up to date in the latest trends and teaching.
    • I could say…mornings aren’t my favorite — but if you need me, I’ll be there!


Paul Grover

Instructor

Tap

    • I was born and raised in Spokane, WA.
    • I danced in Super Bowl XXI’s halftime show!
    • In my “spare” time, I love to ride my motorcycle.
    • I have danced since I was born under the direction of Carol Lee.
    • I am the youngest of 5 kids.



Zoe Thompson

Instructor

Jazz, Lyrical, Tumbling

    • I was born in Seattle, WA where I danced for 6 years.
    • I love the Oregon beaches!
    • I’ve taken master classes from choreographers such as Shannon Mather, Tessandra Chavez, and Travis Wall.
    • My Starbucks order is a white chocolate caramel mocha with almond milk. Yum!
    • If I could be a mythical creature, it’d be a mermaid for sure!


Chandra Williams

Instructor

Tap

    • I was born and raised in Spokane, WA.
    • I have danced since the age of 3.
    • Go Niners! I’m an extreme football and basketball fan with my love for track and field.
    • My full time job is in Human Resources (love it!). I get to lend a helping hand to those around me. My part time job is teaching at the best studio Spokane has, DMZ! Both places I am surrounded by people who I adore more than words can explain.
    • Music fuels my soul! Combine that with dance and I am one happy girl. Music + Dance = Happy Life!
    • My family is my everything!


Kaitlyn Finke

Instructor

Tap, Jazz, Ballet

    • When I was younger, I wanted to be a pro soccer player until I took my first dance class at 7 years old.
    • Started ballet at the age of 7 and continued my training for 13+ years.
    • I love baking, especially pies <3