MEET THE TEAM

Robyn Warner

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 daughter, Hayzlee. Robyn loves being a mom and enjoys spending time daughter, Hayzlee. 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.

Torri Gee

Instructor


Tori Gee started dancing when she was about 2 years old at Studio C Academy of Dance in Boise, Idaho. She has trained in several different styles including jazz, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, pointe, hip hop, and some gymnastics. She has competed in several competitions throughout the Northwest receiving several high placement awards and scholarships. Tori has had several performing opportunities throughout Idaho including the Paul Mitchell Hair Show. She also competed for two years on her high school drill team, winning state and national titles both years she competed with them.
Tori attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She danced with the BYU Cougarettes for three years from 2013-2016. Tori performed in several events with the Cougarettes including Dancing Under the Stars, Cougarettes in Concert, BYU Homecoming Spectacular, Utah State Drill competitions, Miss Drill Utah pageant, several charity events, and more. While on Cougarettes, her team won 4 National titles in the Dance and Hip Hop divisions. She also had the opportunity to serve as an officer for the Cougarettes. Tori graduated from BYU with a degree in Exercise and Wellness.
Tori has worked closely with many choreographers including Karl Mundt, Shandon Perex, Alan Salazer, Jaci Royal, Bree Hafen, Travis Wall, Denise Wall, Tessaundra Chavez, Ade Obayomi, Tony Czar, Jaymz Tuaileva, Johanna Sapapkie, Sabrina Phillips, and many more.
Tori has several years of teaching experience and loves watching her dancers grow. She has been teaching at Aspire Dance Academy since it opened in 2012 and absolutely loves it!

Annie Williams

Instructor/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.
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