6/7 Year Pre Dance, 8/9 Year Basic Ballet, Ballet I, II, III, and IV, Pointe III, and IV
Mary Silva has spent her life involved in dance and dance education. She studied ballet and jazz dance extensively at California State university, Fresno, where she received a BA in Sociology. Some of her most notable teachers have been professional dancers with New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, London Royal Ballet, Ballet Russ de Monte Carlo, Ballet West, & Twyla Tharp Dance Co.
She has performed, choreographed, and taught dance for the past 32 years and owned studios in Trinity County and South Lake Tahoe, California. Before moving to Central Oregon she taught, danced, and choreographed in Mexico.
Mrs. Silva continues to attend teacher training programs in the summer including the Vaganova Teacher's Conference, St. Petersburg Russia, American Ballet Academy, two sessions of the Russian Vaganova Ballet Method with John White in Philadelphia, Modern Dance at Bates Dance Festival in Maine, the Rhythm Tap and Jazz Explosion in Montana, Adult Ballet Dance Camp in Virginia, and the teacher's training program at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. She has also attended the Summer Dance Institute For Teachers, a two week course on Brain-Compatible Dance Education presented by Anne Green Gilbert. This is a course designed for educators, dance teachers, arts specialists, and therapists who wish to understand the vital link between movement and cognition.
Tappin' Tots, Tap Age 6-8, Tap 9-up, Advanced Tap
Nancy began her dance training at the age of 5. She has studied ballet, jazz, and tap at Redmond School of Dance since 1993 and has been a teacher here since 1997. She has also performed with local theatre companies. Her most notable teachers include Jeantte Frame, Brenda Buffalino, Sarah Petronio, Josh Hilberman, Kathrine Kramer, and Van 'The Man' Porter. Her teacher training programs include Rhythm Explosion in Montana, New York City Dance Alliance and Manhattan Dance Project conventions, and 'On Tap' convention in Vancouver, B.C.
Mini Hip Hop, 9-11 Hip Hop, Intermediate Hip Hop, Advanced Hip Hop, Senior Hip Hop
A teacher at Redmond School of Dance for the past six years, Ashley brings fresh ideas and moves to our most popular dance class! She attends numerous Hip Hop Conventions throughout the year. Beware: her enthusiasm is contagious!
3 Year Pre Dance, 4/5 Year Pre Dance, Liturgical
Amber began her dance training at age 5. She studied Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop at Redmond School of Dance for 13 years and began teaching children's classes at the studio during her last years there. She spent summers at dance intensives at Summer DanceLab, Walla Walla, Washington and the Ballet Magnificate's summer dance program in Jackson, Mississippi. She joined the trainee program with 'Light of the World' Ballet Company where she had the opportunity to perform in China and the Phillipines. Amber has returned to Central Oregon to pursue her dream of teaching youth the beauty of dance. We are thrilled to have her back.
Jazz I, II, III
Emily has studied Jazz, Ballet, and Tap for the past 11 years, Six years ago, she began teaching and assisting Jazz and Tap classes at Dance Arts Unlimited in Madras. She attends numerous dance conventions, master classes, and private lessons from various instructors in Portland and Seattle.
Kayla graduated from University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Dance. She has numerous choreographic pieces and performances to her name. Her class explores the dance style associated with Broadway Musicals with an emphasis on 'Fosse' technique.