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Julia has been teaching and dancing professionally for about 10 years. In that time, she has had the opportunity to perform, choreograph, coach, & teach countless dancers the skills needed to succeed in dance and in ‘real life". Julia grew up training in classical Ballet and Pointe technique. She competed in world wide Ballet competitions, such as YAGP (Youth American Grand Prix). Julia received a scholarship to Point Park University, a nationally recognized dance conservatory, to complete her Bachelors’ in dance. While in college, she danced professionally for the Chicago Bulls for five years and was named Head Captain. Later, she earned her Bachelors in Psychology and Minor in dance. Before the pandemic hit, Julia accepted a contract to dance globally with Norwegian Cruise Line, but life had other plans. Her fiancé, her bunny, and Julia made the decision to move to Seattle. Julia had the opportunity to dance for the Seattle Seahawks for a year before deciding to hang up the poms and focus on teaching!
Cianna is from the islands of Hawaii and began dancing at 3 years old. With a foundation of ballet, jazz, hip hop, hula and Tahitian, she danced competitively through high school at Dance Junction Hawaii. She then headed to Oregon State University where she danced on the Cheer Dance squad for 3 years. After receiving her degree, she was a member of the Portland Trail Blazers dance team the Blazer Dancers for 2 seasons. In 2018, she headed to Dallas where she fulfilled her life long dream of being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader for 3 seasons and ended her career as an All-Star. She now lives in Seattle, Washington working for a tech company and continues to dance holding pro style classes.
Marcus comes to us all the way from Texas. He moved to Seattle in 2021! While in Texas, Marcus attended Stephen F. Austin State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Dance with an emphasis in performance and choreography. Marcus is was a former gymnast, cheerleader, and now Professional Dancer. During his time in college, he cheered on the Large Coed team and Small Coed team. He also competed on the University’s Dance Team, where he acquired 4 National Championships. He then went on to become the Assistant Spirit Team's Coach, and obtained another National Championship. While settling in Seattle, Marcus took over as Head Gymnastics Coach at Skyline High School for the 2022-2023 season. Currently, Marcus is the UW Mascot Head Coach and UW Dance Team Jazz Choreographer. He is also one of the dance coaches at Seattle University. Marcus has easily become a Seahawks fan. Ask him about his “Seahawks Secret”!
Gina is currently a Dance Instructor in Seattle Washington, and holds a B.A. in Dance from the University of Washington! Her favorite styles consist of Jazz, Hip-hop, Heels, Commercial dance, and ballet. She has been dancing all of her life, and has a passion for teaching. Gina creates a welcoming atmosphere in every class where students feel empowered to express themselves through movement. She loves to watch her students blossom in her classes and be apart of CDW!
Isabella was previously a competitive pointe dancer who began teaching and assisting dance classes in order to pay for her own and developed a passion for education in the arts and the community that comes with it. She received her BA from Seattle University in Visual Arts and Communication & Media Studies. Her teaching style incorporates education, social-emotional learning, self-expression, and technique together to create a fun and meaningful experience for dancers.
Allison recently moved to Seattle in 2022! She began her dance career in Sarasota, Florida, receiving classical ballet training at The Margaret Barbieri Conservatory at Sarasota Ballet, where she was also a trainee with the company. After graduating college in 2020 with a B.S. in Digital Media and Design, Allison reignited her passion for dance, and began teaching various styles, including ballet, pointe, jazz and children's creative movement. She's excited to continue teaching in her new home city, and be part of the CDW family!