Our Dance Teachers
Our instructors have danced professionally and taught dance classes around the world. Each one has extensive teaching experience including: University level programs; High school & middle school classes & productions; & Preschool dance classes. They also have choreographed professional shows; founded non-profit dance collectives and participated in dance competitions.
Annie has been dancing since she was four years old. She has studied acrobatics, tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, modern, can-can & Irish dance. Being the third woman from Alaska to ever qualify for the World Irish dance championships was her dream come true! She also received top solo awards from Spotlight Dance Competition and 5-6-7-8 Showtime Dance Competition where she was invited to compete and participate in Dance World Cup, the Paris Summer Dance Tour and audition for Cirque du Soleil. Annie is close to completing her Major in Elementary Education and Minor in Dance at UAA here in Anchorage. She loves to dance and has taught at dance studios in Anchorage including Irish Dance Academy of Alaska. She also participated in both Music & Dance Machine & choreographed for Dance Machine, directed by Janet Carr-Campbell. Annie teaches Mini Jazz/Hip Hop, as well as Preschool Music FunTime Classes here at Anchorage Music & Dance Center.
Creacy Boggess has been dancing since a young age by participating in school dance programs, church praise dances, drill teams, and cheerleading. In addition to taking dance classes and performing around Anchorage, she became involved in West High's dance program, where she began to grow more as a dancer and a teacher. Creacy has training in Hip Hop, Modern & Jazz dance. She especially loves to teach these genres to younger students. She has had the pleasure of learning from and dancing with Lori Bradford, Leslie Kimiko Ward, Corinthia McCoy, and Brian Jeffery. As well as, sara von gillern of So You Think You Can Dance (S3), Dominic Sandoval & Hokuto "Hok" Konishi (SYTYCD S3 & America's Best Dance Crew: Quest Crew S3 winners), and Ryan Feng (ABDC: Quest Crew). Creacy also teaches Angelina Ballerina Ballet classes here, and has trained with the creator of the Angelina Ballerina Program, Beverly Spell. Creacy is working toward a BA in Marketing & and a Minor in Dance and has choreographed pieces for UAA's "New Dances" annual show. Creacy is a certified ZUMBA® instructor & teaches Zumba for Kids, Family Zumba & Adult Zumba Party here at Anchorage Music & Dance Center, as well as Jazz, Hip Hop, Hip Hop/Modern & Musical Theatre for ages 3-13.
Olivia was born and raised in Anchorage Alaska. She began dancing when she was six years old at Center Stage Dance studio. Olivia enjoys every kind of dance, but she especially enjoys classical ballet, and breakdancing. Olivia is currently enrolled at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and has participated in New Dances and Dance in Performance there. She became part of a hip hop team from 2014-2015, performing at basketball games through Underground Dance Company with UAA. Olivia participated in the National Water Dance Project in 2014 with Momentum Dance Collective to demonstrate the importance of water conservation through dancing. Olivia is studying Physical Therapy and minoring in Psychology and Dance, and hopes to become a physical therapist and open her own dance studio one day. She aspires to try every kind of dance and to develop her dance experience and education through a variety of different movement forms.