Kaylee Balcewicz – Owner / Instructor
Miss Kaylee began dancing at the age of five at her hometown dance studio. From the age of 8 until now she has competed as a soloist, duo partner and team dancer at the Northeast Clogging Competition and Convention (or NECC).
It was clogging that sparked her passion for dance and her dream of becoming an instructor. She started assisting in classes at the young age of 13, which further proved how much she wanted to be a dance teacher. At the age of 18, she made the leap from assistant to instructor, and since then has taught competitive clogging ranging from ages 2 to Adult. She also teaches Hip Hop, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap and Jazz to all ages! Her love for all of her students is shown in every class as she challenges them to be the best dancer and person they can be!
When not dancing, Kaylee loves to be with her friends and family, spending time with her son Kyson, as well as reading, hiking, and going to the beach. She fundraises every year for Camp Kita, a summer camp that helps children who have been affected by suicide. She also has participated in “Let’s Dance With the Stars”, a fundraiser for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program where several community celebrities dance with local instructors and all proceeds go to MCCP.
Outside of dance, Kaylee is a stay at home mom. She does have a two year certification in Early Childhood Education, a program she completed while still in high school. She is also certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED.
Tia Ayers – Instructor
We are blessed to be welcoming Miss Tia into our Phoenix Family!! She is one of the sweetest and most genuine humans – we cannot wait to see all the amazing things she will bring to our studio! She will be teaching quite a few of our regular classes BUT she is also bringing something new to Phoenix! She will be teaching a POM class!! This cheer based dance class is going to be SO MUCH fun!!Here is an introduction from Miss Tia herself -“Hi! My name is Tia and I’m so excited to be joining the Phoenix family this year!! I have been dancing for 17 years and teaching for 3. Dancing has always been a passion of mine and I love watching little minds grow and passing on a love that is so strong to me! I’m so excited to meet everyone!”
Danielle Doty – Instructor / Assistant
Miss Dani is going into her 3rd year of being an assistant dance teacher! She’s a rockstar with our older dancers and her students from last year truly look up to her!
Miss Dani will be assisting in our Hip Hop Junior and competition clogging team Smoke classes! Taking the leap as an instructor this year, she will be choreographing and teaching one of the routines for our Competition Team Smoke class, this routine will be competed at the Northeast clogging competition in March! Good Luck Miss Dani & Smoke team!
Some words from miss Dani herself –
“As an assistant I am looking forward to this next year because I am excited to learn new things and create new bonds. I also am excited to spend another year with our wonderful phoenix family. Phoenix to me is definately my second home. I have many memories and friends because of Phoenix and I know that other people could have the same thing!”
Delaney Allard – Instructor / Assistant
Miss Delaney is going into her 4th year of being a dance assistant! She is fantastic with our littlest dancers and you can see her love for her students in how she connects with them!
Miss Delaney will be assisting in our Princess combo 2 and competition clogging team Spark classes! Taking the leap as an instructor this year, she will be choreographing and teaching one of the routines for our Competition Team Spark class, this routine will be competed at the Northeast clogging competition in March! Good Luck Miss Delaney & Spark team!
Some words from Miss Delaney herself –
“I am super excited for the up coming dance season. I can’t wait to see and teach my little kids I had in past years and new students that are just now enrolling. It brings me so much joy watching them in class while they push themselves and connect with their friends. I can’t wait to see everyone!”
Katrina Mathews – Assistant
Miss Katrina is going into her 3rd year of being a dance assistant! She is great with all ages of students and is very successful at connecting one on one with her students when helping them!
Miss Katrina will be assisting in our Princess combo 1 and competition clogging team Ignite classes!
Some words from Miss Katrina herself – “I am looking forward to this year because there is going to be so many new experiences for me as an assistant. Last year I had so much fun with all of my students and I can’t wait to have just as much fun and build the same bonds with all of my new students this year. I have a great passion for clogging and dance in general! I am excited that I get to share my passion to other children so that they can grow to love dance, just like me. Clogging has truly changed my life and I wouldn’t be who I am today without dance.”
Cheyenne Couture – Assistnat
Miss Cheyenne is going into her 2nd year of being a dance assistant! She might seem quiet and maybe a little shy – but BOY do her students adore her!!
Miss Cheyenne will be assisting in our Rockstar combo 1 classes!!
Some words from Miss Cheyenne herself –
“Hi, my names Cheyenne Couture and I have been dancing for 14 years. This past year I really stepped out of my comfort zone and did my very first solo. Outside of dance I love to play golf, go to the beach, hang out with friends and go four wheeling. I can’t wait to be in classes with our students for another dance year!”
Riley Couture – Assistnat
This is Miss Riley’s first year of being a dance assistant and we cannot wait to have her as a part of our team, we know she’s going to do amazing!
Miss Riley will be assisting in our Rockstar combo 2 classes!
Here’s an introduction from Miss Riley herself –
“Hi I am Riley Couture. I have been dancing for 10 years. I have been doing solos for the past 3 years, and did two duos last year. Out of dance I play field hockey and love going four wheeling with my family.”