Annie began dancing at the age of 3 years old and trained in jazz, lyrical, hip hop, contemporary, ballet and tap. She has been at Vision since it opened in 2008 and is now one of the dance directors for the Elite and ITC competition teams. Annie was on the Hillcrest High School Drill Team where she was a dance captain for 2 years and won a state championship. She then continued her dancing career in college on the Utah Valley University Dance Team from 2018-2020. Her and her team were awarded three national titles and one ICU World Championship. Annie is currently on Aura Dance Company, a pre-professional performance team, where she trains with teachers all over the country. Being at Vision everyday and getting to teach the kids is her favorite thing to do. She also really enjoys choreographing competition and recital routines. Outside of Vision, Annie loves to read, hike or spend time with family.
Rachelle began her ballet training at the Classical Ballet Conservatory, then auditioned into BYU’s Theater Ballet Youth Artists program where she continued her Classical Ballet training until college. She received training from internationally notable professionals including Mark Lanham and Yi Qi Cheng, National Ballet of China. She studied French, Checcheti and Bournonville styles. She performed lead roles in several ballets including Don Quixote and Paquita, and in premieres including the pas de duex “My love, My life” with Arkadiy Orohovsky, National Opera of Ukraine and Houston Ballet. She performed youth roles in The Nutcracker with Ballet West and Utah Regional Ballet. She was awarded the Ballet West Teachers Association Scholarship and was accepted into several summer intensive ballet programs, including Boston Ballet, Aspen Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. She was selected as the Dance Sterling Scholar her senior year and dance company president. She attended BYU with a ballet scholarship and toured with Theatre Ballet, under the direction of Jan Dikwelll and Jenny Creer-King, performing lead roles in many ballets including Sleeping Beauty and Tarantella. She then performed and competed with the national champion BYU Cougarette dance team for two years, with an officer scholarship. While in college she enjoyed studying kinesiology, anatomy, nutrition and exercise physiology. She graduated from BYU in 2002 with a BA in Ballet and loved studying different forms of dance and art. She has taught at Vision since it’s opening and loves her Vision family so much! She is very passionate about ballet and trying to instill a love for it in her students. She and her husband Dusty have four children and live in Draper.
Maisy was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and has trained in a variety of styles including ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, and hip hop. She danced competitively throughout middle and high school and performed in multiple ballets including ‘The Sleeping Beauty,’ ‘Cinderella,’ and ‘The Nutcracker.’
Maisy began her collegiate training in 2019 at Cornish College of the Arts where she focused on ballet and modern dance styles with Alana Isiguen, Lodi Mcclellen, Wade Madsen, and Michelle Miller. She later transferred to Colorado Mesa University where she trained with Amanda Benzin, James Wallace and Kathy Diehl, and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in 2022. During college she had the opportunity to learn from many guest artists including Gilbert T Small, Stephanie Zaletel, Rosely Conz, and Natalie Desch. Maisy performed in numerous faculty, student, and guest artist works in a broad range of styles and choreographed and adjudicated several of her own contemporary works.
Maisy found her passion for teaching dance as a teacher’s assistant when she was 15. She moved to Salt Lake City and began teaching at Vision in August 2022. She loves getting to teach and share her passion for dance with Vision’s amazing students. When she is not teaching she enjoys working as a freelance dancer along with performing and choreographing for The Allure Creative. Outside of dancing she loves reading, traveling, and exploring the outdoors.
Bri grew up dancing at a local studio here in Utah at the early age of 5. She trained in many styles including ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary and lyrical. She was a member and team captain of the award winning drill team at Hillcrest High School, where they brought home state championship titles and national awards for both years she was on the team. Bri started teaching at Vision shortly after they opened in 2009 and later became the dance director for several years. A few years after having her daughter she decided to take a step back and spend more time being a mom. Now that her daughter is old enough to be a member of one of Vision’s amazing competition teams she has rejoined the staff and could not be more excited!
Marki was born and raised in SLC where she began dancing before she could even walk, at least that’s what her mom tells her. She is trained in all areas of dance but specializes in jazz technique. Throughout her dance career, Marki had been a member and leader of many award winning teams including Hillcrest Drill Team, holding state and national championship titles, and the UVU Dance Team, national champions. In 2004 she was awarded the title of Miss Dance Drill Team Utah. Marki began teaching in 2004, after high school and has since taught dance/drill camps throughout Utah, as well as choreographed routines for high school teams and studios.
Along with being a teacher at Vision, Marki is a wife, mom, and makeup artist. She loves to inspire and touch the lives of other individuals, she believes that’s truly what is most important during our time here.
Matisse has been dancing competitively at Vision since the age of 7 years old. She trains in ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip hop, and modern. She was a member of Jr Underground Dance Crew for the 2018 season and was on Corner Canyon Dance Company from 2019-2020. Matisse has participated in many performances with Odessy Dance Theatre including Thriller and Redux Nutcracker. She has trained at numerous dance conventions and has been awarded scholarships. Outside of dancing and teaching she loves hiking and skiing and has a passion for photography.