Dance Etc. offers quality dance lessons and dance performances for kids of all ages. Dance Etc. offers quality dance lessons and dance performances for kids of all ages.

About Dance Etc.

Miss Anna is originally from South Florida, and continued her dance training in Atlanta, Georgia where she was awarded studio scholarships to The Edge and Tremaine Dance Studios in Los Angeles, California.  She has choreographed and performed with stars Kristine W, Sheena Easton, David Cassidy, Jay Leno, Earth, Wind & Fire, & the Commodores.  Anna’s choreography has been seen on Las Vegas stages, cruise ships, and international venues with her most recent project being the Masquerade project inside Harrah’s New Orleans.  Her Las Vegas stage credits include: Storm at Mandalay Bay; David Cassidy’s At the Copa; Spellbound at Harrah’s; Fierce at MGM Grand. Anna also has headlined on Princess Cruise Lines performing Aerial Acrobatics and as a stunt flyer for Fisher Technical for the new Tinker Bell laser light show inside Disneyland.  She currently owns Dance Etc. in Boulder City, Nevada, is a member of IDEA Fitness & Wellness and continues to educate her love of technique, passion and strength. “Miss Anna” always encourages her students to “Dance from the Heart”.

Gregory’s performing credits include: Five international touring companies of Tap Dogs, Imagine at Luxor, Las Vegas, Starlight Express at Las Vegas Hilton,  42nd Street, Grease, Crazy for You, George M, Meet me in St. Louis, and Will Rogers Follies. Choreography credits: The Asian tours of: Iron Beats, Liberty on the Street, Hot Tickets, Spellbound & Masquerade Village, Las Vegas, and cruise ship productions for Norwegian, Celebrity, Cunard, and Royal Cruise Lines.  Television credits: John Hancock tour of Olympic Champions and Rock & Roll Gymnastics for ABC/NBC. Gregory is a master teacher and adjudicator for the following convention circuits: Dance Educators, Dance Masters, Triple Threat, Spotlight Dance Cup, Thunderstruck, Hall of Fame, and West Coast Dance Explosion. He has choreographed many high score winning routines for studios nationwide.  He is also a guest teacher for Celine Dion’s A New Day. Gregory remains on staff at the University of Nevada, Studio One, and has been an amazing part of our family here at Dance Etc. for over twelve years.
Miss Kate - Yekaterina Yurtayeva was born in Russia. She attended a ballet school at a very young age by the Omsk State Music Theatre. At the age of 9 she was selected to be in the top 10 out of hundreds of candidates to study for Novosibirsk at the Novosibirsk State Choroegraphic College. Miss Kate has performed various roles in:  “Giselle”, “Don Quixote”, “Swan Lake”, “Nutcracker.”  As well as many others inside the Novosibirsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre. Miss Kate received an education degree in Ballet, Folk, Ballroom and Modern Dance from Omsk State College of Arts and Culture.  After graduation she was offered a position with the State Dance Company, and was promoted to principal dancer. She began coaching dancers of the company and choreographed most of the performances.  Miss Kate moved to the USA at the age of 20, and was offered a position at the New Mexico Ballet Company after her 2002 performance in the “Nutcracker.  Miss Kate loves to teach and has been working as an instructor of ballet for over 10 years and also travels to judge national dance competitions around the country.  We are so lucky to have Miss Kate join our staff of instructors and share her love of ballet with our students. Welcome Miss Kate!

Miss Danielle was born in Sacramento, California and moved to Nevada in 1981. She started dancing at Dance Etc at the age of two and danced through her early twenties under Miss Amy’s guidance.  She starting teaching while in high school and has taught everything from jazz to baby ballet. Danielle is now the “Studio Manager” and has been a part of Dance Etc. for 30 years. Danielle is also heading Dreams2Dance, a program which helps current Dance Etc. families who have fallen on hard times continue to provide dance lessons to their children.  She loves watching the dancers grow up at the studio and looks forward to her own children spending many happy years with Miss Anna at Dance Etc.

Miss Jeni was born and raised right here in fabulous Boulder City.  She sprouted as a little dancer at the notorious Dance Etc. at just six years of age.  Naturally, she loved every minute of it, especially the honor of training with the amazing Miss Amy.  At the age of ten, Jeni relished the opportunity to perform in the Nevada Dance Theater’s production of The Nutcracker.  She blossomed as a young dancer over the next few years, and after graduating from BCHS, spent a few years outside of Boulder City.  In 1996, she met her wonderful husband, and they were married in Las Vegas on October 25, 1997.  Jeni and her husband have three beautiful children, Tyler, Brynlee, and Halle (practically perfect).  Over the past two decades, Jeni has been delighted to be a part of Dance Etc. as an intermittent instructor of dance and step aerobics.  She is thrilled to be currently tutoring the radiant 3- and 4-year-olds in Baby Ballet.
Dare Kujawa is originally from Mapelwood, MN and studied at the Larkin Dance Studio under the instruction of Michelle Larkin.  Dare’s most recent credit includes being part of the  Top 20 dancers on “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 9. Dare’s stage and TV/film credits include: “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 9, “Shake it Up,” Disney’s “Ice Age Continental Drift,” “Mystere” Cirque du Soleil “Live to Dance,” Paula Abdul “Star Search” 2005, “Step Up 2 Premiere,” and “Tarzan Premiere.” He was awarded the West Coast National Elite Male Champ in 2009, and has continued his training with some of the leading choreographers in the business. He has worked with such artists as Kristine W, Debra Cox, Queen Latifah and the Jonas Brothers, just to name a few.  Dare continues to work professionally in Las Vegas for many industrials, and travels around the country teaching convention and sharing his love for dance. We are so lucky to have Dare join our staff and share his unbelievable talent and choreography with our students.
Jake Phillip’s dance training has been by the instructors at Dance Etc… under the supervision of Jimmy D.  As Jimmy D’s protégé, he has traveled nationally and experienced the intense dance training of Michelle Larkin, Hector Flores, Jeffry Williams, Trump Card, and Missy Cochran. His stage credits include: “The Tin Man” in “Wizard of Oz,” “Capt. Hook” in “Peter Pan,” “The Nutcracker” and “Arabian Doll” in the “Nutcracker.” Jake has been performing professionally around Las Vegas. Most recently performing at the Palms, Aria and Bellagio, and has traveled for Industrial jobs for “Legends in Concert”.  He has also performed with such recording artists as Imelda Papin and Wayne Newton, just to name a few. Jake’s passion for dance is contagious and he still is in training, taking advantage of every class he can take from some of the most influential choreographers in the business.  His goal is to give back all that he is learning to our younger generation of students so that they can follow their dreams as he is.  We are very proud of our Mr. Jake!
Trump Card is known around the country as one of the leading master teachers and choreographers in the business. He was trained at the Larkin Dance Studio in Minnesota, and then attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and resided as the contemporary/jazz teacher at Gulf Coast School of Performing Arts for two years. Trump is also one of the co-founders of “Dance BeyonD” dance convention. Trump’s students have gone on to work with such choreographers as: Mia Michaels, Travis Wall, Dee Caspery and Billy Larson. He has performed and choreographed numerous routines for "The Shoot”, “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Warner Brothers."  As well as numerous dance companies, industrials, and various television projects. His unique and diverse styles have allowed him to share his vision with so many. He has directed professional shows, national conventions and looks forward to the premiere of his dance company.  We are so lucky to have Mr. Trump join our staff and share all of his talents with us here in Boulder City.
Miss Amanda Stephens was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She found her passion for dance at the age of 4 years old when her mother enrolled her in Baby Ballet at Dance Etc., where she continued her dance training with Miss Vickie, Mr. Gregory and Miss Anna. As a high school student, Amanda assisted classes at Dance Etc., and after graduation began educating dancers at the Creative Arts Studio in Las Vegas for three years, as well as choreographed and organized their performance dance team. Amanda is now a new mommy to a tiny baby girl, and is excited to return to Dance Etc. and give back all that she has learned through the years. Amanda’s instruction is a fun workout and strives to bring something new to each student.  Welcome Miss Amanda!

Dance Etc. offers quality dance lessons and dance performances for kids of all ages.
Dance Etc.
525 Hotel Plaza
Boulder City, NV 89005

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