(she/her/hers) Maxi found her love of dance at a young age. Raised in Northeast Ohio, she trained seriously at Keith’s Williams’ Performing Arts Academy and Hudson Conservatory of Ballet. Under this direction, she became well versed in a multitude of dance styles. Graduated from The Ohio State University, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. Maxi has been featured in pieces choreographed by Peter Chu, Lauren Edson, Joni McDonald, Ching Ching Wong, Micaela Taylor and Garrett Smith, to name a few. She has attended various summer intensives and master classes with world renowned choreographers and company dance artists including those of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Paul Taylor Dance, Parsons Dance, BalletX and Complexions Contemporary Dance. In addition, she trained and assisted with Bellamoxi Dance Convention for two seasons and has worked closely with Justin Conte, Alex Little, Lukas Van Der Fichte, Gerran Reese and Michael Dameski.
In 2019, Maxi joined the contemporary fusion company Cleveland Dance Project for two seasons, and was appointed a member of The Cleveland Dance Project Company’s Nonprofit Board. In 2020, she relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah. She is now a professional performing artist with SALT Contemporory Dance. She also reached a wide range of young dancers and has served as a Company Director. Maxi is fully committed to each dance community she is a part of and welcomes the mentoring of today’s young dancers. She holds the utmost gratitude for the opportunity to aid in her students’ investigation, growth and confidence as artists.
(she/her/hers) Mia found a passion and dedication for dance at an early age. While training and competing in her formative years she earned several accolades from Artists Simpy Human, Hollywood Connection, The Studio School LA, and acceptance into LA Establish and MSA Educate programs.
After graduating high school, Mia continued to share her passion for dance as an educator, teaching at both Summit Dance Project and Creative Arts Academy. Her performing journey took an exciting turn with an invitation to join ASH “The Company” for the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 tours. Moreover,her performances recently earned her a dream opportunity to tour America as an assistant with the Artists Simply Human 23/34 tour.
Simultaneously, Mia was admitted into a prestigious 10-month program called “Establish You”, held in collaboration with MSA Agency and LA Establish in Los Angeles, California. She will partake in comprehensive training with industry-leading choreographers and educators, covering techniques, foundations, choreography, classes, and a tailored wellness program. Since relocating at the start of September, Mia was invited to participate in a performance showcase piece choreographed at Club Jett by Renee Ritchie. This program epitomizes the fast track into the industry, providing the most optimal and promising avenue for Mia.
Mia hopes to encourage others with her journey and eagerly anticipates her future in the dance community.
(he/him/his) A born and raised Utahn from Brigham City, Jace is passionate about all movement and physical art. Growing up training at a a competitive dance studio he developed a love for both street and technical styles. He also studied Musical Theatre and Acting with a northern Utah production company. After graduating in 2017 he moved to SLC and LA to begin his career as a teacher and performer, working with Millenium Dance Company (SLC, LA) Edge PAC, Movement Lifestyle & Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio. He now resides back in SLC having studied Anatomy and Physiology, and Kinesiology with Myotherapy Technical School and training/teaching Junction Dance CO-as a Company Member & Youth Director.
(she/her/hers) Mina has trained in Ballroom dancing at Island Style Dance Studio, Strictly Ballroom, Center Stage, and the BYU Youth Ballroom program. She is currently a member of the world renowned BYU ballroom touring company. She also trained competitively in the amateur Latin and Standard styles of ballroom dance. Among her many accomplishments in the competitive ballroom circuit, she was the Latin Formation team champion at the USA Youth Ballroom competition, the National Champion in Adult pre-champ Latin and Ballroom, the British formation team champion, and the UBEA state titleholder. Mina currently trains at peak performance and she is also currently a Social Dance teacher at BYU. Mina is entering her Junior year at BYU with a minor in Ballrom dance, and a major in exercise and wellness.
(she/her/hers) . Katie’s love for dance was born when she followed her sister to her very first Jazz class. All these years later she is so grateful to still be sharing that love with her own kids and students. Growing up in Park City, UT Katie trained, performed and competed locally. Her training included Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap and Hip Hop. Katie attended The University of Utah where she received a BFA in Modern Dance, with a minor in Nutritional Studies. While at The U, she performed in many student and faculty produced shows. After College she moved to Monterey, Ca, dancing with a small local company and teaching master classes. Since returning to Park City in 2008, Katie has been teaching all ages and all styles. She loves being part of the growing movement of adult dancers, continuing to take class whenever she can!
(she/her/hers) . Izzy is from Park City, Utah, born and raised. She has grown up dancing almost her entire life, training with Park City Dance Academy, Ballet West Academy Park City, and Summit Dance Project, as well as the Park City High School Dance Company. She trained in contemporary, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and other styles. She has grown up competing at many competitions, including winning Nationals at Artists Simply Human with her team in the 2022/23 season. She now dances at the University of Utah and is excited to begin her dance career by teaching at SDP.
(she/her/hers) . Kyra began dancing at age 10 in Park City, Utah. Throughout her years dancing with Summit Dance Project, she developed an immense love for the contemporary dance world and expressing ideas through dance and film. She has competed with her team and received scholarships from competitions such as Artists Simply Human, NUVO, Jump, and Hollywood Connection. Kyra and her dance team also won the Artists Simply Human Nationals Studio of the Year award in the summer of 2023. Kyra is currently a modern dance major at the University of Utah as well as working as a dance teacher, continuing her exploration of her creativity in Salt Lake City’s diverse dance scene.