Heidi Wright is a Cache Valley native and grew up dancing at The Dance Source when it was under the direction and owned by Nansi Blau. For the past 22 years, Heidi has been building dancers with a strong foundation of dedication, discipline, and hard work, while instilling a love for the art of dance into her dancers. She began her training at a very young age and her love for dance has continued to grow. Heidi started her training in ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling. She then expanded her training to include hip hop, contemporary and musical theatre. Heidi was a 4-year member of the Sky View High School drill team, being Head Drill Mistress her Jr and Sr Years. While on Drill, she competed in Miss Drill and was top 3 as Utah’s All-State Drill Soloist The day after high school she moved to Provo to continue dancing with Odyssey Dance Theatre. While on Odyssey Heidi toured Utah and Las Vegas performing in “Thriller“. Heidi has won may scholarships from various convention and competitions. Once winning a scholarship while she was 6 months pregnant, nothing stopped her from dancing. Heidi has trained directly under Bonnie Story, Derryl Yeager, Rick Robinson, Kellie Messerly and many others as she continues her dance education to bring the best training to the students at The Dance Source. Heidi went on to graduate in three years from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. She continues to take classes to continue her knowledge of how the body works and moves. Once she graduated she took over The Dance Source, continuing the family-friendly environment and Artistic form of dance that has always been a part of The Dance Source. Heidi has choreographed many award-winning numbers for both studio dancers and drill. She has the ability to explore creativity through dance and an eye for detail. She loves teaching all ages and she loves to watch as their love for dance grows. She is excited to continue sharing her passion and helping others accomplish their dreams.
Rashell Downs has grown up dancing all her life! Rashell has taught dance for 18 years at The Dance Source. She has enjoyed watching all her past dancers grow and achieve their dance goals. She loves the little kids and makes dancing fun and exciting! She even lets her classes help choreograph a “fun” dance. Her specialty is ballet and lyrical ballet and she is not afraid to really challenge her class through difficult choreography. One of her favorite parts of dancing is the recital when everyone is so excited to perform, dress up, put on make-up and shine on the stage!! She was on The Dance Source Competition teams and won many first places as well as studied from Scott Watts, Rick Robinson, and his assistants. Rashell is married to Luke and they have 2 girls, Laynee and Sadie, who are also little ballerinas. When Rashell is not dancing she loves to ride horses, cook, bike, swim and do anything with her family outdoors.
Amber Nyman moved to Logan from Twin Falls, Idaho to attend Utah State, but ended up a full-time Logan resident once she met her husband, Brady Nyman who grew up here. Together they have 4 kids, although Amber feels like a dance mom to her daughters than an actual dancer, she has been dancing her whole life. Amber started taking ballet at the age of 7 under the instruction of Beverly Hackney, a well known professional ballerina that performed with a Utah ballet company. As she got older her love for dance grew even more and she continued to enhance her dancing skills at Mauldin’s Dance Academy where she studied Jazz and Modern Dance. Amber keeps up with her dance career mostly dancing freestyle with her husband and children in their home, at weddings, parties or any event that has music playing! Amber loves how her love for dance has never vanished no matter how busy or crazy her life gets.
Ashlee started dancing at the age of 3. She danced competitively with The Dance Source until she graduated from high school. Ashlee has enjoyed many wonderful experiences with The Dance Source, her favorite being attending conventions and dancing at Disney Land. Ashlee has been teaching and assisting at The Dance Source since 2014. While Ashlee was in high school she was a member of the Sky View High School cheer team where she held the position of dance team captain. Ashlee is currently attending USU. She is excited to share her love of dance with her friends at The Dance Source!
Jenna grew up in Denver, Colorado where she began dancing at 3 years old. She trained mainly in the Vaganova Style of ballet under many wold-renowned instructors and also competed in contemporary, jazz and hip-hop. She has performed in many ballets in lead roles, including Clara and the Dew Drop Fairy in The Nutcracker and the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty. While in high school, Jenna was a four year member of her schools Poms team where she became a four-year All American as well as a State and National Finalist in many competitions. Jenna recently graduated from USU and is continuing her education to earn her Masters of Healthcare Administration. She has been teaching ballet and pointe at The Dance Source for five years and loves to see how much the dancers grow each year! This year she will be taking dancers to compete in the YAGP (youth america grande prix) We are so excited!
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