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.
Jolie Bell’s performance history has ranged from the National Tour of the Wizard of Oz to being a back-up dancer to a Cherion Records recording artist, in between performances of the Nutcracker and tap dancing in front of the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Some of the teachers she has studied under are Miranda Weese former principle dancer of the New York City ballet, Raul Martinez former director of the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York and Sean Hayes from the American Ballet Theater, among others. Jolie has performed her own choreography within the University of Utah School of Dance’s Modern Student Concert. She has trained and taught in multiple dance styles such as; tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, and modern. Jolie is currently studying modern dance and earning a BFA at the University of Utah. She is currently teaching dance at C & C Ballet Academy.
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.
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.
Constanza trained at North Star Ballet in Fairbanks, AK before receiving her BFA in Ballet Performance at the University of Utah. She has danced with a range of classical, contemporary, modern, and opera companies throughout the country including Ballet San Antonio, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, and Oakland Ballet. Highlights of her career include her time as a principal dancer with Bay Pointe Ballet and roles such as Tinkerbell, Swanhilda, and Lucy.
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 for 19 years and 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 of the team and was granted a performing arts scholarship for her three years on team. Brooklyn has been a competitive dancer for over 10 years and specializes in Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap, 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. Brooklyn has been teaching dance for 9 years now to dancers 2 years to 20 years old and she has coached competitive dance for 7 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. 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 choreographing fun routines that make the students excited to dance!
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.