Angela received her early training from the Ballet West-Christensen Academy, studying under the direction of Tenely Taylor, Sharee Lane, Carol Kroeshe, and the master Willam F. Christensen. As a student at the school, she was asked to perform in many ballets including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and the opera, Aida. With the desire to share her love of dance with others, Angela started teaching ballet while still a student with The Ballet West Academy. After graduating from high school she was offered a teaching position with The Ballet West Academy and taught there for 4 years. At Ballet West she had the opportunity to participate in the Cecchetti Syllabus class under the direction of Denise Shultz. Angela continued her dance training at the University of Utah in the Ballet Department with a teaching emphasis. While attending the U, Angela taught for many schools across the Wasatch Front from Provo to Ogden. In 1989 she opened C&C Ballet Academy. Wanting to create classical performing opportunities for her students, she founded the non-profit South Pointe Ballet Company in 2002. Under her direction, the company has produced Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Cinderella, Peter and the Wolf, and most recently The Nutcracker with the Herriman City Orchestra. Angela participated in the Utah Jr. Miss program as well as the Miss Utah program as a representative of Riverton City. She continues to support these programs as a choreographer, individual coach, and judge while helping young people share their talents and earn scholarship money to continue their education.
Becca graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelor of Science in Dance Education. She has a background in tap, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary, and lyrical. Becca started teaching dance in 2007 at Hunter Junior High. While there, she taught dance company, beginning and intermediate classes, and social dance. In 2014 she moved to teaching at a studio where she taught tap and jazz. Her favorite part of teaching is watching students grow in their confidence.
Shelbey has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She has been a student at C & C Ballet the entire time. She has training in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and modern. During her time at C & C Ballet she was a student teacher with, Amanda Landers, Brenda Roach, Sarah-Ashley Law and Emmalee Loos. Shelbey continued her dance training at Jacqueline’s School of Ballet for a summer intensive and is currently increasing her training under the direction of Mark Borchelt, Heather Gray, Nichole Ortega, Jamie Johnson, Kaitlyn Potts and Rachelle Brooks in the UVU Ballet Department. Shelbey loves sharing a part of herself with the students she sees each week.
Sierra Dille was born and raised in Utah. She started dance when she was 5 years old and danced competitively until she was 18. She has emphasis on training in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, and some tap. She has received many awards throughout her competitive dance training. Sierra went to Kearns High School where she was on the Dance Company and became the Dance Sterling Scholar. With this scholarship, she went to Utah Valley University as well as Salt Lake Community College to receive her Associates Degree. Sierra was a member of a professional, all styles company called Underground Crew. She was on this company for two years and loved it! She had many performing opportunities within the community and even traveled sometimes. In this company, she was exposed to many other forms of dance and she works to train in new styles that challenge her. Sierra plans to continue her dance knowledge/training and strives to share that knowledge with the younger generation.
Amber Fields began dancing over twenty years ago. She has experience in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and ballroom. In high school she was on Copper Hills Dance Company and served as Vice President her senior year. She has taken workshops from Ririe-Woodbury, and Repertory Dance Theater and performed in Repertory Dance Theater’s Connections Concert. She has been with C&C Ballet Academy since 2008.
Alexa danced for 11 years at C&C Ballet Academy and performed with South Pointe Ballet in the Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. Alexa has trained and competed in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary. She has also has some training in Hip hop, Tap and Ballroom. Alexa is continuing her dance training with the UVU dance program and Junction Dance Co. She is excited to share her experiences and love of dance with the students at C&C Ballet.
Anna Kruger graduated from Southern Utah University with her BA in Dance, where she was a scholarship recipient, a member of Orchesis, the modern dance company, and Sojourners, the ballet, tap and jazz dance company. She has extensive training in ballet, jazz, modern, and tap, and has been teaching dance since 1990. Anna has studied dance throughout the United States. She has performed with the American Folk Ballet, Chi-Town Jazz Dance, American Festival Ballet, Ballet Idaho, Tuacahn Amphitheater, and the Tony Award Winning Utah Shakespearean Festival. Some of her credits include: The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Oklahoma, Les Sylphides, How the West Was Won, Gypsy, Holiday Memories, the Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Opening Ceremonies and numerous dance concerts throughout her college years. Anna can also be seen in the movie "Singles Ward." Anna has been on C&C Ballet Academy’s faculty since February of 2001. She is also the Assistant Director of the South Pointe Ballet Company.
Amanda Landers danced since elementary school in a variety of styles that include ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern/contemporary, African, and Caribbean-African. While in high school, Amanda danced with X'pressions Performing Dance Co. She was on the competition team and an award-winning soloist four years in a row. While with X'pressions Competition team, she attended workshops and competitions including LA Edge Dance Studio, Tremaine Dance Conventions, Go for It Dance, Opening and Closing ceremonies for summer games, Winter Olympic performer, Disneyland, and a cruise ship. She won a halftime spot with the NBA Jazz and a halftime spot for the U of U men’s basketball game. Amanda taught dance at age 16. She started working for the Jordan Family Education Centers and X'pressions. She attended Salt Lake Community College where she received a Dance Company scholarship. At SLCC she was a soloist and she choreographed a halftime number along with the end-of-the-year show. During this time Amanda joined Strictly Business. While with Strictly Business she traveled to Denver to perform at an AIDS Foundation fundraiser. In 2002 Amanda and her aunt bought X'pressions Performing Dance Co. Some of her accomplishments are U of U Competition Sweepstakes Award for Best Choreography (Overall 1st, 2003); Lagoon Competition for Best Dance (Overall 1st, 2003) and guest choreographer and judge at junior high and high school workshops. Now she is a teacher at C&C ballet and she couldn’t be happier!
Emmalee Loos began dancing at her mother’s dance studio when she was 4 years old. She studied all
types of dance, including ballet, jazz, clogging, and tap. She rediscovered her passion for tap as a
student at Brigham Young University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history, her second
passion. After graduating, Emmalee continued her tap education at Billings Dance Center in Portland,
Oregon. She continues to take advantage of every opportunity to improve her tap skills by attending tap
classes and festivals in Las Vegas, New York and across Utah. Emmalee is excited to share her passion
with the students here at C & C.
Gilles Maidon has taught at the Louisville Ballet, Ballet du Capitole, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Antalya Devlet Ballet, Sarasota Ballet, Ankara State Ballet, Santiago Ballet, Ballet West, BYU, and the University of Utah. Gilles has performed professionally with the Opera de Paris, Ballet de Santiago, Ballet de Paris, Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet West, and many others. He was the Principal Dancer for the Ballet de Santiago for 3 years. He has also given many guest performances including Odyssey Dance Utah, BYU, Utah Ballet, Ballet de Toulouse France, and many others. He is an outstanding choreographer with credits including Super Bowl XLI, Super Bowl XXXIX, the Asian Games, Athens Summer Olympics, and the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. He created the dance program for the Waterford School and acted as Chair of their Dance Department for 7 years. He was also the owner/operator of the Wasatch Front School of Dance for 12 years.
Paige Miller has been training and performing in dance for over 20 years. She has danced with and choreographed for local studios, junior and senior high schools, college teams, and semi-professional ensembles. Having a background in a variety of dance styles including jazz, ballet, modern, lyrical, hip-hop, tap and musical theater; Paige has created many award-winning routines. Among her favorite dance experiences Paige lists being a member of Marchez drill team at Granite high school, performing at numerous collegiate football bowl games throughout the Midwest, the 2002 Olympic bid parade in Salt Lake City, several productions with Strictly Business Professional Ensemble, Disney Magic Music Days, Team Director at JDC Dance Studio, and three amazing years as a member of the University of Utah Crimson Line. She has also had the opportunity of taking workshops at The Edge Dance Studio in LA and Steps on Broadway in New York. Paige is excited to be teaching at C&C Ballet Academy and looks forward to sharing her love of dance with the students here.
DeeDee Moroz has been dancing almost all her life. She started early with ballet lessons at ELS Studios in
Murray, which later became Accent Dance. In high school, she was on the Murray Dance Company and
served as president her senior year, finding her love for choreography along the way. DeeDee studied
modern dance, choreography, and composition at Utah Valley University. She spent a year on Synergy, a
student driven modern company, and another year on Contemporary Dance Ensemble, a pre-
professional modern company. Both of these companies were directed by award-winning
choreographer Monica Campbell. After graduating in 2018, DeeDee has found her spot in the dance
world as a teacher and choreographer at C&C Ballet Academy.
Aurora began her early training at C&C Ballet Academy at age 3. She danced the role of a party
girl in the inaugural South Pointe Ballet production of the Nutcracker. At age 10 she was invited
by Academy Director, Mr. Peter Christie to join the Ballet West Academy. While a student at the
academy she had the opportunity to perform with Ballet West II in their family series ballet
productions of Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Glass Slipper. She performed with Ballet
West for 7 years in various children’s roles in Willem Christensen’s original production of “The
Nutcracker.” While a student at BWA Aurora competed as a soloist and ensemble member at
the YAGP Semi-Finals in Salt Lake City. At age 14 she was promoted into the BWA Professional
Training Division where she was able to dance in works by George Balanchine, as well as
Contemporary and Spring Showcases. Under the direction of BWA Principal Heather Fryxell,
Aurora served as a movement mentor for young students with disabilities. She has trained at
summer intensive programs with Ballet West and Next Generation Ballet in Tampa Florida. As a
senior, Aurora was a member of the Kearns High School Drill team Chatte’s and received the
Seal of Biliteracy in French. She has been accepted into the University of Utah’s ballet program
for the fall of 2021. She is excited to share her love of dance with the students of C&C
Brenda is a graduate of Utah State University. While attending USU she studied Ballet under Maggie Moore. She also attended Dance West summer workshops and performed in the Choreographers' Forum and The Festival of the American West. She was a member of the Cache Ballet Company and the Cache Valley School of Ballet. While in the companies she performed in "The Little Match Girl" for four years and continued her studies under the direction of JoAnn Loveland Glenn and Sandra Emille. While living in southern Utah, she founded and taught at Pink Cliffs Ballet in Panguitch for three years. Brenda has taught at C&C Ballet Academy since 2005.
Brooklyn has been dancing since she was just three years old. She was most recently a member, and student choreographer of Salt Lake Community College Dance Company, all while working on her degree in Dance Education. She served as President and Vice President of the team and was granted a performing arts scholarship all three years. Brooklyn was a competitive dancer for over ten years and specializes in jazz, tap, contemporary, and modern dance. She has received instruction from several professional companies inside and outside of Utah and has traveled for workshops, classes, and dance teaching conferences around the country. Brooklyn trained with Ballet West in their summer intensive program. She was trained in tap by the late Rowland Butler and trained in African Jazz by Rosie Banchero. Brooklyn has been teaching dance for 12 years. She has coached competitive dance for 9 years ranging from levels novice to professional. Brooklyn has been awarded for her choreography and instruction at many dance competitions throughout the state. Brooklyn is currently a judge for Aspire Dance Pro Competitions and loves giving constructive criticism to such talented dancers. Brooklyn danced with C&C Ballet and South Pointe Ballet Company for several years before moving on to college. She is excited to be back teaching at the studio that trained her. Brooklyn's favorite part about teaching is becoming friends with her dancers and watching them grow as individuals.
Abbie danced at C&C Ballet Academy for eleven years and performed with South Pointe Ballet in productions of Cinderella, Nutcracker, Giselle and Sleeping Beauty. She has had the opportunity to train at ballet intensives with BYU and ArtEmotion. Abbie is currently pursuing a BA in Dance at BYU where she is a member of the Ballet Showcase Company. Abbie is excited to share her love of dance with the students at C&C Ballet.
Caryssa has danced since she was 3 years old. She trained here at C&C ballet academy in ballet, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, and hip hop. As a member of a competitive dance team, she took part in various competitions as both a team member and soloist. She enjoys the competitive aspect of dance, but most importantly loves that dance allows her and others to express themselves through movement. Most recently Caryssa has taught as a hip hop and ballet instructor at The Dance Illusion in Logan, Utah while attending school at Utah State University. She loves being able to help others learn and experience the joys that dancing brings.
Liz grew up in the dance community in Utah and was a part of many professional shows as a child. For her training she participated in the scholarship group “Expansion” focusing on many styles - Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, HipHop, Tap and Ballroom - under Bonnie Story, Carolyn Barnett and Veronica Yeager and creating works with Liz Imperio, Jessie James, Christina Bluth and many more. Expanding her experiences into musical theater Liz was on the ensemble casts of Grease and The Little Mermaid at Tuacahn Amphitheater. Liz was a member of Odyssey Dance Theatre for 5 years. With ODT, she performed in Thriller, ReDux Nutcracker, It’s A Wonderful Life, Chicago Nights, Romeo and Juliet, and Repertoire works choreographed by Derryl Yeager and Eldon Johnson. With which she was able to tour Germany to perform. Liz’s continued training has led her to work with Jennie Creer-King, Jeffery Louizia, and Shelby Tagge.
Liz has come to love the art of telling stories and creating movement. It is her goal in the dance community to break stereotypes and allow herself and others to recognize their inner artist