|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.|
|Mandy has been dancing since she was in middle school. She studied ballet, tap, and jazz at her home studio in Livingston, TX until she was a freshman in high school. While in high school she became Captain of her school's drill team, the Emerald Belles, her junior year through to her graduating senior year. She attended Tyler Junior College in Tyler, TX where she continued her studies in dance and theater while gaining an Associate’s Degree in Mass Communication/Journalism. She later transferred to Texas State University in San Marcos, TX where she gained her Bachelor's Degree in Performance and Choreography. While going to school, Miss Mandy has taught and substituted at studios in the Hill Country Area. She continues to work for the City of San Marcos at the Public Library. In her free time she enjoys reading and doing yoga. She loves teaching with Tippi Toes Dance Co. and is so thrilled to be blessed by such an amazing job.|
|My name is Miss Danielle. I was born and raised in Pampa, Texas. I began studying ballet, tap, and jazz at the age of 3 and continued through high school. I was a member of the Pampa Civic Ballet for 5 years and PHS Color guard for 3 years. I attend Texas State University- San Marcos and will be graduating in December of 2017 with a Bachelor's in Fashion Merchandising and a Minor in Business Administration. In my free time I enjoy, traveling home, dancing, playing with my dog, Beasley, and hanging out with my boyfriend, family, and friends. I'm so proud to be a teacher with Tippi Toes and I can't wait to watch your little ones learn and dance!|
|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!
|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.|
|Hi, my name is Breendsay (like Lindsay)! I also go by Bree. Since I was 10, I grew up in a small town on the outskirts of San Antonio called Cibolo. I graduated from Byron P. Steele II high school. I fell in love with dance while at Steele. During my attendance at Steele high school I did dance classes during my freshman and senior year. For the duration of my sophomore and junior year I was on the junior varsity dance team called the Knightlites. My first few years, I attended college at Northeast Lakeview. While at NLC I worked at Randolph Main Exchange for 3 years. I currently am a senior attending Texas State to get my degree in teaching for early childhood to sixth grade. I look forward to working with all my future students at Tippi Toes and in my future career.|
|Miss Allie has been dancing since she was three years old. She is originally from California, and moved to Colorado for college. While she was there she began working at a competitive dance studio and fell in love with teaching dance and being a part of a dance community. When she moved to Austin to get into technology sales, she knew something was missing from her life, and sure enough, Tippi Toes answered her prayers. She is so thankful to Tippi Toes because she gets to do what she loves most, teaching dance!|