TEACHER SPOTLIGHT

Miss Baylee began dancing at the age of 3 with Loveland Dance Academy. She also spent time training at The Conservatory Dance Studio. During her time at Loveland Dance and the Conservatory, she was also a member of the Performance Dance Team. Baylee then went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Dance from the University of Wyoming. While studying at the University of Wyoming, Baylee had the opportunity to work with many prestigious choreographers and artists such as Pablo Francisco Ruvalcaba, Virginia Johnson, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Jarek Cemerek, Jesse Obremski, and Daniel Charon. In addition to her many performance opportunities, Baylee also studied Dance Kinesiology, pedagogy, dance history, and composition. Baylee has also attended several American College Dance association festivals including the National College Dance Association Festival in Washington D.C where she was privileged to perform at the world-renowned Kennedy Center. Baylee also studied the Gaga movement language in New York City where she was able to learn from the creator of Gaga himself, Ohad Naharin. In 2019, Miss Baylee reunited with Loveland Dance Academy and The Conservatory Dance Studio  and joined the teaching faculty. In 2022, she became the Office Manager in addition to teaching and choreographing for the Performance Dance Team.

HER TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:

"It's important to not only train great dance artists, but to also train great people. A dance teacher should respect and honor individuality, challenge the mind and body, and create a collaborative environment. It is through these fundamental principles that dancers become confident, capable, and kind people."


FUN FACT:

When Miss Baylee was a senior in college she was cast as the Sugarplum Fairy in the Nutcracker. The morning before her show was to begin, the Cavalier (her partner) could no longer dance with her. She had to learn the entire show with a new partner hours before the curtains opened. Her new partner was her professor.