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Meet The Staff
Miss Brittney is the owner/director of Jazzworks Dance Studio. She was born in Salt Lake City and began dancing at the age of 3. She moved to the Twin Falls area when she was 7 and has been a part of Jazzworks ever since! She started assistant teaching in high school and then went on to become a head teacher at Jazzworks as soon as she started college. Brittney danced as a golden girl on the CSI dance team for a year and then attended BYU-Idaho where she continued her education in several different genres of dance and received her Associates degree in Health Promotion. Brittney has experience in jazz, ballet, hip hop, and lyrical, but her very favorite is tap! Miss Brittney also taught Zumba on the college level for several years and was the head coach for the Twin Falls Bruinettes for 2 years. When Brittney isn’t at the studio, she loves spending time with her husband and 4 beautiful kids. Brittney feels so blessed to be able to do her dream job and watch her dancers learn and grow each week!
Miss Bayley grew up dancing at Jazzworks from the age of 7. She has studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and tumbling. She started assistant teaching at 15 and was teaching on her own by 19. While she has studied a variety of genres, jazz and lyrical are her passions. She has choreographed many award winning routines around the Magic Valley and enjoys sharing her expertise with students of all ages. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.
Miss Taysa was born and raised in Salt Lake. She has been dancing since the age of two and competing since the age of five. She danced at a local studio where she was trained in many styles. She then went on to dance on her high school dance team where she was named the all-region dancer and also placed top 6 as a soloist at nationals. After high school she moved up to Twin Falls to be on the CSI dance team and on her second year on the team she held the choreographer position. She then also started coaching at Robert Stuart Middle School for a year and is now the head coach at Twin Falls High School.
Miss Shaylene Ruiz grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho and danced at a local studio up until high school. From there, she attended CSI where she danced on the college team for two years. She has extensive training in jazz and specializes in tap. This is her fourth year teaching at Jazzworks.
Miss McKenzie is a familiar face at Jazzworks. She's been a member of the studio since she was 4 years old. She has trained in hip hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical, and tumbling. McKenzie is an instructor in our ballet, hip-hop, combo classes and teams. She was a member of the CSI Golden Girls dance team through college and coached the Jerome Tigerettes for 3 years. She finds joy in seeing her students improve and is a stickler for good technique. She has choreographed award winning routines for both our studio teams and high school drill teams in Idaho. She is a friend to ALL and enjoys sharing her talents with others. Beware... her laugh is contagious and we are very lucky to have her.
Miss Carly is our team strength and conditioning coach. She is the mother of 5 crazy kids- one boy and four girls. She has lived in Twin Falls for four years and loves it. Carly has been in the health industry for 20 years, but specifically physical fitness and training for 3 years. She is a certified personal trainer and teaches LOTS of classes including Dance Fitness, Kickboxing, TRX, and weight training all at Studio G. She is excited to help the teams with their overall strength and conditioning. They are bound to be a little extra sore :) We are so excited to have Miss Carly!
Miss Bri was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho. She joined her high school dance team, and as captain of the team, led them to 1st place at the state competition. Following graduation, she moved to Twin Falls and became a member of the CSI Golden Girls Dance Team. Miss Bri's favorite styles of dance are jazz and hip hop. Dancing is her passion and she is so excited to share that with our students!
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