MEET OUR STAFF

Robyn Warner

Owner/Director


Robyn has loved dancing from a very early age. She started in ballroom and competed on an award winning team that traveled nationally. After six years of competitive ballroom she wanted to learn more. Robyn began training in ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, modern and lyrical styles. After leaving studio training, she danced for the Pleasant Grove Drill Team and Dance Company for three years and loved every minute of it.

Dance is Robyn's sanctuary but choreography is her passion. Robyn loves choreographing creative pieces to match the dancer's personalities and strengths. She has choreographed award winning pieces for competitive dance studios, collegiate teams, high school companies, parades, assemblies, and solos -- many of which have achieved prestigious titles.

Robyn attended SUU where she danced on the universities drill team and SUU Ballroom Tour Company. While living in Cedar City, Robyn began pursuing the first steps of her career dream - becoming a dental hygienist. She had no idea she would soon walk away from her college degree to open her own dance studio at such a young age of 23. During college, Robyn was chosen as one of the four dance instructors to represent Utah for The Universal Dance Association (UDA). She then moved to Chicago, Illinois where she taught at several college and high school dance camps. During and after college, Robyn taught at several Utah dance studio's and served in many leadership and director positions throughout this time. In addition to dance, Robyn has a passion for fitness. She loves to run and take fitness classes. Robyn currently teaches Zumba, self-defense and other fitness classes at Aspire. She loves to watch her adult students push themselves and strive towards their next level of wellness.

Since childhood, Robyn has dreamed of opening her own dance studio. Robyn and her sisters would spend hours in their dad's office playing "dance studio". With the support of her husband and Robyn's driven spirit, her dream became a reality. Robyn's motivation behind opening her studio was to offer a different dance environment. Robyn has strong beliefs in values and family time and is making it a priority to offer a dance education where family comes first. With this balance in mind, Aspire still offers training for all levels: from tiny tot combos, all the way to the pre-professional level. She is confident Aspire offers a good balance of structure, discipline and success while not over-stepping family values. Robyn also likes to be very organized and prepared and feels this is a good asset for her studio. Robyn is ecstatic that she has pursued this dream. She is excited to continue to share her passion and help others accomplish their dreams.

Robyn resides in Utah County with her husband, Jonny, and their two daughters. Robyn loves being a mom and enjoys spending time with her family. When she isn't at the dance studio, Robyn loves to make crafts, cook, boat, camp, and be with her family. She is thrilled with the growth and achievements Aspire Dance Academy has accomplished thus far and feels privileged to work with these amazing students.

Tewa Wride

American Fork Studio Manager


Tewa Wride has been involved in the performing arts for over 40 years as a student, performer and teacher and adjudicator. She has extensive training in jazz, voice, ballet and gymnastics. She is a former member of the BYU’s Young Ambassadors and was Head Cheerleader at BYU. She taught for the United Spirit Association for 4 years and danced professionally with Paula Abdul’s dance and cheer company. She has been on the faculty of Aspire Dance Academy, Pioneer Performing Arts High School and Showcase USA. Her award winning choreography has been on the stages at Miss Utah, Miss America,Disneyland and numerous state and national competitions, receiving judge’s choice awards for choreography. She is in high demand as a voice teacher and interview consultant. She is a former Miss American Fork and Miss Indian Scholarship. Tewa has taught and mentored many young women to local and state titles in the Distinguished Young Women, Miss Drill Utah, Miss Outstanding Teen and Miss America programs throughout Utah and Idaho. She is a true triple threat and loves teaching her students the importance of training in music, dance and theater. She is married to Lance Wride and they have four amazing children and two grandsons.

Annie Williams

Office Manager


Angelynn “Annie” Williams is a proud mother of two wonderful children. She has been the office manager and a dance instructor at Aspire Dance Academy since 2012. Annie attended Southern Utah University. She also attended Paul Mitchell Hair School and Mountain Land Applied Technology College. She is a licensed cosmetologist and a certified nursing assistant. Her hobbies include family, triathlons, marathons, yoga, traveling, mountain biking, and the outdoors. Annie’s love for dance began at age 3. She has studied jazz, ballet, hip hop, tumbling, cheerleading, tap, and lyrical at various studios. She grew to love ballroom dance and began intensive training at an early age. She cheered for Pleasant Grove High School and was part of the Ballroom Dance Team. For many years Annie danced Ballroom competitively. She traveled nationally and won numerous awards, including being ranked 1st at the BYU Dancesport Championships. Annie is certified in Acrobatic Arts and loves working with children. She is dedicated to safe and effective teaching styles and is proficient in both proper placement and spotting techniques. She has trained dancers of all levels and ages. Annie has worked at several studios in Utah County and has many years of experience in working with children. She is skilled at creating a positive, fun learning environment all while teaching the necessary skills that will allow each individual child to excel and build self-confidence.

Heidi Lyn Panter

Office Manager


Heidi grew up dancing the minute her feet hit the floor! Her mom owned a dance studio in Idaho and she took lessons every year. Heidi was on a competitive clogging team and went to many competitions in the Western US. She also studied tap, ballet, hip hop and jazz. She was on the dance team at her high school and her Senior year was nominated as president of the team. This position gave her the opportunity to lead and choreograph many routines, including several routines that took first place in district competition. Heidi has won many awards in team, duet and solo competitions. When she graduated from high school, she started teaching at the Black Canyon Dance Studio, teaching all ages from 3 to 15. She also was a judge for High School Drill Team Competitions. She moved to Utah, where she worked at Timp School of Dance. When the opportunity to purchase Timp School of Dance arose, she jumped on it! She owned it for 5 years and loved every minute of it! Heidi has a wonderful husband and four busy kids. She has a deep love of dance and knows of the friendships that can be forged through dance. Most of all she loves to be around all of the students and their parents. Heidi is excited to watch as students grow and develop their talents while learning to love the art of dance.

Brooke Hightower

Office Manager


Brooke began dancing at age three and has been trained in jazz, ballet, hip-hop, musical theater, gymnastics, contemporary and modern. She spent 9 years at The Dance Club and one year at Center Stage where she won many national and regional titles. She also had the opportunity to perform in the 2002 Winter Olympics along side Earth, Wind and Fire. She has performed in Kurt Bestor’s The Dance , local productions of The Nutcracker, thriller and in the Dance Club’s Art With Heart and Special Olympics- Utah County. She danced on her High School Dance Team and After Graduation, she danced with Vibe Productions for two years. She then went on to earn her associates degree in dance from Utah Valley University. She has taught at many studios in the past 10 years. She has trained all over the country with top choreographers. She has so much love for dancing and teaching and loves being a part of Aspire!
She resides in Utah County with her husband, Chason and is a mother of three girls.
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