MEET OUR TEACHERS

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Hanna

Director

At age 4, I started dancing at The Dance Studio in Bellingham, WA and took several styles of dance for 14 years. Since then, I’ve continued taking classes throughout Whatcom County improving myself as a dancer and teacher. For as long as I can remember I have had a love for dancing and teaching and it was my dream to be a dance teacher one day. That dream has came true and I love being the Director of Ferndale Dance. Dancing has and will always be a big part of my life. I love teaching all styles and ages and have found so much joy over the years being apart of Ferndale Dance. I’ve been teaching dance classes since 2006.

“I teach ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acro and pointe.”

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Hanna

Director

At age 4, I started dancing at The Dance Studio in Bellingham, WA and took several styles of dance for 14 years. Since then, I’ve continued taking classes throughout Whatcom County improving myself as a dancer and teacher. For as long as I can remember I have had a love for dancing and teaching and it was my dream to be a dance teacher one day. That dream has came true and I love being the Director of Ferndale Dance. Dancing has and will always be a big part of my life. I love teaching all styles and ages and have found so much joy over the years being apart of Ferndale Dance. I’ve been teaching dance classes since 2006.

“I teach ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acro and pointe.”

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Maddie

Asst. Director

When I was 4 years old I followed in my big sisters’ footsteps and fell in love with dance. I danced at The Dance Studio in Bellingham for 11 years and then at Dancing for Joy the next 4 years. During my time at Dancing for Joy I was a member of the Jubilee Dance Company and in my junior and senior year I completed their internship program. I have been apart of Ferndale Dance since the beginning when my older sister, Hanna, started it in 2006. When I was 13 Hanna let me teach my first Little Ballerina’s class and I’ve loved teaching ever since. I’ve been a proud teacher at Ferndale Dance since 2010 and I love my students and my fellow teachers. I believe I have the best job in the world. Ferndale Dance is my home and I can’t imagine my life without it. 

“I teach ballet, jazz, hip hop, technique and contemporary.”

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Maddie

Asst. Director

When I was 4 years old I followed in my big sisters’ footsteps and fell in love with dance. I danced at The Dance Studio in Bellingham for 11 years and then at Dancing for Joy the next 4 years. During my time at Dancing for Joy I was a member of the Jubilee Dance Company and in my junior and senior year I completed their internship program. I have been apart of Ferndale Dance since the beginning when my older sister, Hanna, started it in 2006. When I was 13 Hanna let me teach my first Little Ballerina’s class and I’ve loved teaching ever since. I’ve been a proud teacher at Ferndale Dance since 2010 and I love my students and my fellow teachers. I believe I have the best job in the world. Ferndale Dance is my home and I can’t imagine my life without it. 

“I teach ballet, jazz, hip hop, technique and contemporary.”

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Ashley

Teacher

I started dancing when I was about 3 years old and haven’t stopped sense. I came to Ferndale Dance when I was 8 and have enjoyed taking all styles of dance but ballet, pointe and jazz are definitely my favorite! Shortly after coming to Ferndale Dance I became a teacher’s assistant for several years. In January of 2017 I become an official dance teacher which has always been a dream of mine! Now that I have graduated Ferndale High School I can’t wait to continue teaching and grow my education as a teacher. I love teaching so much and am so glad God has made this dream come true! Seeing the happiness and joy in my students always brings a big smile to my face.

I teach ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and technique.

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Ashley

Teacher

I started dancing when I was about 3 years old and haven’t stopped sense. I came to Ferndale Dance when I was 8 and have enjoyed taking all styles of dance but ballet, pointe and jazz are definitely my favorite! Shortly after coming to Ferndale Dance I became a teacher’s assistant for several years. In January of 2017 I become an official dance teacher which has always been a dream of mine! Now that I have graduated Ferndale High School I can’t wait to continue teaching and grow my education as a teacher. I love teaching so much and am so glad God has made this dream come true! Seeing the happiness and joy in my students always brings a big smile to my face.

I teach ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and technique.

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Chloe

Teacher

I started dancing at Miss Karen’s Dance Studio in Ferndale at age 9. At age 11, I started attending Ferndale Dance, and first started substituting classes at the studio at age 13. Also in the same year (2014), I began to teach free dance classes at my church with Miss Alexa, which we continued from 2014-2017. At age 16, I was offered a teaching position at Ferndale Dance which was my dream job! I currently teach tap, lyrical and hip hop, but have also taught jazz, ballet, and even Jewish Messianic dance. Ever since teaching for the first time at my church, I’ve loved teaching dance and being in ministry and am so honored to be a part of the Ferndale Dance family.

“I teach tap, lyrical and hip hop”

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Chloe

Teacher

I started dancing at Miss Karen’s Dance Studio in Ferndale at age 9. At age 11, I started attending Ferndale Dance, and first started substituting classes at the studio at age 13. Also in the same year (2014), I began to teach free dance classes at my church with Miss Alexa, which we continued from 2014-2017. At age 16, I was offered a teaching position at Ferndale Dance which was my dream job! I currently teach tap, lyrical and hip hop, but have also taught jazz, ballet, and even Jewish Messianic dance. Ever since teaching for the first time at my church, I’ve loved teaching dance and being in ministry and am so honored to be a part of the Ferndale Dance family.

“I teach tap, lyrical and hip hop”

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Alexa

Teacher

I started dancing when I was 4 and joined Ferndale Dance when I was 9. I have been an assistant in younger ballet classes and became a teacher in 2019. I have enjoyed dancing from a young age and have always dreamed of being a dance teacher! I love watching dances and dancing myself and was really excited when I found Ferndale Dance. I have taken several years of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and contemporary. One of my favorite parts of teaching is getting to pick out costumes that I know my students will love and I look forward to every time I get to work with my students!

I teach ballet

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Alexa

Teacher

I started dancing when I was 4 and joined Ferndale Dance when I was 9. I have been an assistant in younger ballet classes and became a teacher in 2019. I have enjoyed dancing from a young age and have always dreamed of being a dance teacher! I love watching dances and dancing myself and was really excited when I found Ferndale Dance. I have taken several years of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and contemporary. One of my favorite parts of teaching is getting to pick out costumes that I know my students will love and I look forward to every time I get to work with my students!

I teach ballet

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LaVonne

Teacher

I started dancing when I was 8 years old and I took tap and jazz for 11 years and ballet for one. I choreographed the Miss Arlington pageant in 1984 and 1985. I have continued my dance education since then by taking hip hop, tap, line dancing and weight conditioning. The last few years I have taught exercise and water aerobics classes and started teaching tap and jazz at Ferndale Dance in 2017. I love watching kids and adults fall in love with dance and expressing themselves through the music and movement. Dance has always been a part of my life and always will be. It brings me joy to watch everyone’s best effort on stage and I feel excitement in my heart when they succeed.

I teach jazz and tap.

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LaVonne

Teacher

I started dancing when I was 8 years old and I took tap and jazz for 11 years and ballet for one. I choreographed the Miss Arlington pageant in 1984 and 1985. I have continued my dance education since then by taking hip hop, tap, line dancing and weight conditioning. The last few years I have taught exercise and water aerobics classes and started teaching tap and jazz at Ferndale Dance in 2017. I love watching kids and adults fall in love with dance and expressing themselves through the music and movement. Dance has always been a part of my life and always will be. It brings me joy to watch everyone’s best effort on stage and I feel excitement in my heart when they succeed.

I teach jazz and tap.

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Holly

Teacher

I love Jesus, my family, pets and friends and watching accomplished Classical Ballet Dancers. I started dancing at age 3 (my mom held classes in our back yard in Concord CA) and took various lessons in California before moving to Washington State at age 7. I studied under Isabelle Morca and Nancy White in Bellingham for 11 years attending occasional master classes and Summer studies at PNB in Seattle. I’ve been at Ferndale Dance for several years and I love working with the students on their Classical Technique. 

I teach ballet and technique.

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Holly

Teacher

I love Jesus, my family, pets and friends and watching accomplished Classical Ballet Dancers. I started dancing at age 3 (my mom held classes in our back yard in Concord CA) and took various lessons in California before moving to Washington State at age 7. I studied under Isabelle Morca and Nancy White in Bellingham for 11 years attending occasional master classes and Summer studies at PNB in Seattle. I’ve been at Ferndale Dance for several years and I love working with the students on their Classical Technique. 

I teach ballet and technique.