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.

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.

Tewa Wride

Instructor


Tewa has been involved in the performing arts for over 40 years as a student, performer and teacher. 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 at Showcase USA for 22 years. Her 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 coached many young women to local and state titles in the Distinguished Young Women, Miss Drill Utah 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.

Elizabeth Golding

Instructor


Elizabeth Anne Harrison Grew up in Provo, Utah and attended Provo High School.She was a three-year member of their Dance Company and served as Vice President for 2 years and President as a Senior. She started dancing when she was 3 years old and hasn’t stopped since! She grew up dancing in many different styles: tap, hip hop, jazz, ballet, and contemporary from various studios including Heart ‘N Soul and The Pointe Academy. Her competitive dance years won her numerous titles in Advanced categories including, but not limited to: Overall Champion, High Point Winner, Best Choreography, and Best Technique. When she was a junior in high school, she had the opportunity to dance with the renowned Odyssey2 Company for a year. While she was on the company, she had various chances to perform with the professional Odyssey Dance Theater in their production of Thriller and Redux nutcracker. Elizabeth danced with the Nationally ranked, Utah Valley Dance Team. They are currently 2017 Collegiate National Champions and also won the Grand Champion Battle against other talented schools. She loves teaching dance classes and choreographing around the Valley. She has taught at Aspire for 3 years now and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else! When she isn’t teaching she is hanging out with her husband Lance and their dog Ollie!

Aspen Boyce

Instructor


Aspen’s love for dance and singing led her to train at Showcase USA vocal and dance company for several years. She was a member of the Lone Peak High School drill team for all 3 years of her high school career, where she served as Dance Captain her senior year and was honored to be selected to the Utah All State Drill Team. In 2016, Aspen was named Junior Miss of Lehi and went on to win awards in fitness, interview, and on stage question in Utah’s state Junior Miss Pageant. Aspen has been a vital teacher in our combo classes and younger teams and we are thrilled she will be continuing to teach at Aspire. Aspen loves little kids and is very passionate about teaching dance to little ones. This year, she will be continuing her studies at Brigham Young University and looks forward to the reprieve she receives by spending time in the studio with her students.
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