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Our classes are held in the mirrored studio space in the basement of the Queen Anne Baptist Church. Our direct entrance is located in the alley behind Trader Joe's.
2011 1st Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109
Covid Safety Measures
*Masks requirements will be communicated to our families. Masks will be required in all of our classes for students, teachers, and visitors during times of high transmission in our community and otherwise will be optional.
*We are limiting class size to allow for plenty of social distance.
*Students will arrive and have an assigned area for their personal belongings more than 6 feet from others.
*We will have an opportunity for hand washing or sanitizing at the beginning and end of class.
*High touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently.
*We have added 4 portable air filtration devices to help "clean" the air during and between classes.
Krista Carreiro began taking dance lessons when she was two years old and has been dancing through life ever since. She is trained in Tap and Jazz and has a passion for Musical Theatre. She has been teaching Performing Arts at Frantz Coe Elementary since 2008, where, in addition to providing instructions to all students during the school day, she runs a choir and musical theatre program after school. Krista and the previous director of Children's Dance Workshop, Lynn Beasley, formed a friendship when Krista's own children attended the dance school. In 2012 they began co-directing musical theatre summer camps. Krista has also taught tap, jazz, and musical theatre classes at the school over the past 10 years when her schedule permitted.
Lynn Beasley began taking dance lessons when she was three years old. She studied with Dorothy Fisher here in Seattle, and in high school performed all over the state as a member of Miss Fisher's concert ballet group. Lynn graduated with a B.S. from San Francisco State University.
During those studies, she gained a knowledge of child development which has proved very valuable in her work. In 1971 Lynn began teaching dance classes and choreographing for children in San Francisco and has taught dance continuously ever since. After returning to Seattle in 1987, she founded Children’s Ballet Arts, now known as Children’s Dance Workshop. Lynn was on the faculty of the Creative Dance Center for several years and served for five years as director of their Phinney Ridge School. She also teaches Creative Dance at several Queen Anne preschools. Her continuing education in dance has included courses at the San Francisco School of Ballet and the Pacific Northwest Ballet as well as studies with Anne Green Gilbert, the director of the Creative Dance Center. Lynn and her family have lived on Queen Anne Hill since 1987.
Although Lynn has stepped down as the director of the school, we are so thankful she will continue as an instructor with our creative dancers and ballet students. She has made the school what it is today by embracing all kinds of learners and inspiring in them a love of dance.
We feel very fortunate to be adding Julia Pontarelli to our teaching team! Julia began dancing ballet at 6 years old. She later would start her professional career dancing for the Chicago Bulls as a "Luvabull". Having had the opportunity to travel as far as Brazil, she was humbled when she became head captain in her 5th season. Currently, Julia is an NFL cheerleader and is enjoying getting to know the PNW! She studied dance at Point Park University and later received her psychology degree and dance minor from North Central College. Outside of teaching dance, Julia adores kiddos and loves to talk about her pet bunny, Boris.
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