|Miss Skyelar, from Austin, TX, is a graduate from Sam Houston State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts of Dance and has been dancing for a total of 14 years. Skyelar has been trained in Drill team, Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Folk Dance, Lyrical, Tap, Contemporary and Creative Movement for ages 14 months-100 years old. She was an Internationally Famous Tyler Junior College Apache Belle, where she served as Head Dance Captain and received her Associate’s degree in Fine Arts of Dance. Skyelar has performed for numerous halftime shows for professional football teams, along with parades, military bases in Tokyo, Japan, Carnival Cruise lines, and back up dancer for various well-known music artists. She served as the Artistic Director for a senior citizen dance company called the Prime Time Dancers for two years a well. As she continues her journey in dance, she plans to continue teaching and inspiring young children to continue their dream, just like she has.|
|Miss Addie grew up in Massachusetts, where she attended the Cape Cod School of Ballet and the Atlantic Coast Academy of Dance for 15 years. She has trained in classical ballet, jazz, and hip hop, performing in many shows and competitions including the international Youth American Grand Prix. She had also attended summer intensives with the Joffrey Ballet, the Rock school of Dance, and the Jose Mateo Ballet Theater.
Miss Addie moved to Austin 2 years ago to begin her PhD at UT Austin, and she has loved every moment being a Tippi Toes teacher!
|Miss Crystal began dancing as soon as she began to move but she didn’t begin taking dance classes until high school where she joined the Drill Team in Corpus Christi, TX. She became a captain by her sophomore year and remembers her favorite part of each year being the annual Spring Show where was able to choreograph dances and design costumes. In college, she took ballet and modern dance and joined the dance team at the University of Texas at San Antonio for several years. She earned a degree in psychology and counseling and is now currently pursuing a certification in dance movement therapy. Crystal has previously worked in social services and as a psychotherapist and through this experience she learned how vital movement is for mental health. Movement is essential in integrating the body, mind and spirit and can be a means to reclaim the body, experience more vitality and further social and developmental growth. Crystal still dances as much as possible and recently discovered creative dance, a form of dance that inspires more freedom of movement, kinesthetic awareness and creativity. She found through her work with others that it can assist with brain integration and social relationships as well. Crystal became a teacher of Creative Dance last year at the Creative Dance Center in Tucson, AZ. Crystal loves to work with children and chose to teach with Tippi Toes because of their belief that dance fuels and develops the imagination, critical thinking and sharpen both cognitive and creative skills.|
|Miss Kaytlin was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and was raised in Huffman, Texas near Houston. She grew up cheerleading, playing softball, and tumbling. Kaytlin made her High School’s dance team, the Hargrave Falconettes, and would later serve as Lieutenant her sophomore year and Colonel her junior and senior years. As Colonel, Kaytlin led her team through practices and performances and received numerous awards for her choreography. She performed at Downtown Disney, Texas Dance Educators Association Convention for two years (where she was a scholarship recipient), football games, and other community events. While in high school, she stayed involved in choreography and instruction at the middle school level and took part in beginning a dance aid program that brought together the high school and middle school dance programs. Kaytlin began taking ballet and pointe classes at Community Performing Arts Center her sophomore year and continued training through her senior year. Kaytlin now attends Texas State University as a Dance Education Major with an English Minor. Kaytlin is a third-year member of the Texas State. On Strutters, she has served as line officer and is currently serving as Chaplain. Kaytlin is so excited to be working with Tippi Toes to live her dream of teaching dance!|