Meet our Teachers
Director & Instructor
Christina started dancing at the age of 3. Growing up, she studied Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Clogging, Turning Technique, Contemporary/Lyrical, and Character dance, and danced across the U.S. and Europe in touring companies. Later, she danced and competed with the UVSC Ballroom Team where they took 1st at the International Blackpool Competition. She transferred to BYU and became the only student in BYU's Folk Dance history (before or since) to make the "Top-Ten Couple Team" her first semester. Christina received the coveted Pardoe Dance Scholarship given to only one student per year, and was awarded "Most Outstanding Dancer" by BYU's faculty.
Twelve years ago, Christina opened Corner Dance Studio in the basement of her home in Lindon because she wanted to be her daughter's first dance teacher.
Jazz & Technique Instructor
My name is Laci Brewer and I have been dancing since I was 3 years old. I have been trained in Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Tap and Hip Hop by Rhonda Sevey-Wood who owns Nexus Dance—a convention and competition dance company. At age 16 I started teaching for Rhonda at the Utah Academy Dance Studio and was dance captain of the Senior Company for 2 years. After my high school graduation, I performed with the Tanzsommer Innsbruck group in Europe dancing in Austria and touring Italy and Germany. I have worked as a dance instructor and choreographer at several studios around Utah and I have choreographed dances that have won awards.
Currently I work for Nexus Dance, teach and choreograph for Corner Dance Studio, am a Speech Language Pathologist, am married and am a mother of 3. Dancing is an art that develops a person physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I truly love what I do and want to share that with the dancers I teach. I hope to instill in my dancers the team effort, confidence, ownership and work ethic it takes to be a successful person in whatever they choose to do in life.
Katie began her ballet training under the tutelage of Jennifer Barlow, Attila Ficzere, Jamie Butler and Yi Qi Cheng at Barlow Arts Conservatory. She later attended the University of Utah ballet department where she was a recipient of the Willam F. Christensen scholarship and advanced track scholarship entry for the programs high school submission. Katie completed her BFA – ballet emphasis from Utah Valley University. While at UVU Katie performed as member of the Repertory Ballet Ensemble under the direction of Mark Borchelt, Nichole Ortega and Heather Gray. This awarded her the opportunity to perform soloist and demi soloist in many classical and contemporary works.
Additional performing and training credits, includes intensives and master workshops at Ballet West, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah Metropolitan Ballet, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Regional Dance America, Hale Center Theater Orem and Hale Centre Theatre. Katie is certified in the Progressing Ballet Technique program and just entered her tenth year of teaching.
Hi I’m Nicole! I’ve been clogging for 19 years, competing for 17 and teaching for 12! When I was four I asked my mom to put me in dance and after a year of doing jazz I asked if I could finally clog and never looked back! I have performed in Disneyland, Seaworld, Las Vegas, Stadium of Fire and Branson Missouri with the award winning team Rocky Mountain Premeire.
I love the lessons you learn in studio and performing, being a part of a team and the friendships that develop over the years. Nothing makes me more happy then when a dancer comes to me and has “grasped” the concept, what a fulfilling moment! I’m excited to teach those who are returning and get to know those who are new!
Tap, Jazz & Contemporary Instructor
Annie White is currently a dance major at BYU and has been dancing for 20 years now. She has taught all styles of dance for the last 4 years to kids ages 3-16 throughout the Utah Valley and feels passionate about teaching. She grew up dancing competitively for 11 years and won many first-place awards, including "Miss SHowmanship" for the most energizing and entertaining solo of the competition. Currently Annie is a part of the Folk Dance team at Brigham Young University and performs with her husband as her dance partner! Her goal is to help each dancer feel comfortable expressing themselves through their movements in a safe environment.
Jazz, Contemporary & Technique Instructor
Aloha! My name is Amber, and I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. I love to dance and started dancing at the age of three. From hula, jazz, contemporary, ballet, hip hop and more dance has been part of my foundation ever since I could walk. I have danced competitively for 14 years and have won many titles with my team throughout the United States. I wanted to develop my dance skills even more, so I started teaching and choreographing and have been loving it for the past five years. I’m so excited to start teaching at Corner Dance and help each of you grow your passion for dance!
Daniel Owen has trained in gymnastics for eight years and competed regionally for five. He has won the Idaho Gymnastics State Championships in various individual events and in the all-around. He is also an Idaho High School State Champion in the 5A pole vault. He is currently a member of the International Folk Dance Ensemble at Brigham Young University dancing in styles that range from Clogging to Indian to Ukrainian. In addition, he serves on the BYU Folk Dance Club Council and is a highlighted performer in several routines. Daniel has just returned from an international tour to Belgium, Serbia and Macedonia and will join the ensemble this coming summer to perform in Hungary and the Czech Republic.
Brynn is from Springville, Utah, and has been dancing since the age of two. She grew up training in ballet, pointe, hip hop, contemporary, jazz, tap and lyrical. She also was on her high school drill team and dance company throughout high school. Brynn is currently studying Dance Education at Brigham Young University, where she is able to take classes with a focus on contemporary, ballet and anatomy. She is set to graduate in 2024. At BYU Brynn has had the chance to be on BYU's performing team, Kinnect, an educational outreach program that travels to schools around Utah performing and teaching. She has been teaching for the last few years and even had an opportunity to go back and coach for her old high school drill team. Brynn has a huge passion for dance and can't wait to share her love of dance with everyone she meets! "Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order." - Samuel Beckett
Hip Hop Instructor
Tom Durham is a hip hop dancer, instructor, and choreographer. As a teacher, he combines fun exploration with a disciplined approach to fundamentals. He has trained in urban dance, breaking, popping, animation, ballroom, cabaret, ballet, jazz, tumbling, parkour, martial arts, media production and music. With this broad background he's able to add storytelling and innovation to his choreography, pleasing performances, as well as growth opportunities for his students. As a dancer, he's competed and performed in numerous venues, including being featured in an Alex Boyé video, and he's an intense participant in the local breaking scene. You can see his dynamic freestyling and experimental work in his growing online dance channel. Tom loves unlocking the power of dance with students and collaborators.
Hip Hop Instructor
My name is Ashten Miller. I started dancing when I was eight years old. When I turned 14 I started dancing competitively with a dance studio. In high school I danced on three dance teams, two high school teams and one private studio on their Senior Company. I have trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, contemporary and pointe. During my competitive dance training I earned the award for most improved dance student of the year and the next year I was awarded dancer of the year. In 2021 I was awarded Sterling Scholar dance scholarship. While I was in high school I had the opportunity to be a teacher assistant and started teaching dance right after graduation. I love teaching dance! I love my job as a dancer teacher and I am so excited to be at Corner Dance Studio.
My name is Emily West. I have been dancing since I was 6 years old. I have trained in many dance forms including: ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop and musical theater. With majority of my training under the instruction of Jennifer Hill Barlow, Attila Ficzere, Joni Tuttle and Jamie Butler at Barlow Arts Conservatory. I have competed in Youth America Grand Prix various times and in 2015 was invited with my team to dance at the Lincoln Center in the New York City Finals. I have also had the opportunity to dance on various stages throughout the US, including Disneyland and Salt Lake City’s Capitol Theatre. My senior year of high school I fell in love with musical theater and was cast in my first show at Hale Centre Theatre. Since then I have been in three of their productions and can’t wait to do more!
My favorite thing about teaching is helping kids fall in love with the way dancing makes you feel. I still remember begging my mom to sign me up for more dance classes because one was never enough. I hope I can help kids fall in love with this art form like I did. There is nothing quite like the feeling of performing on stage. It feels like home.
Jazz & Ballet Instructor
Hannah Boyer grew up in Rochester, NY where she completed her dance training at the Draper Center for Dance Education under Jamie Leverett and Beth Bartholomew. While training, she attended summer programs at Joffrey Ballet in Chicago and The American Ballet Theatre at UCI. She has worked with world renowned teachers and choreographers at these intensives as well as at international and domestic festivals and competitions, including Trujillo’s International Festival de Ballet II (2017) and Youth American Grande Prix (2018). Upon graduating, she began professionally dancing for Rochester City Ballet as an apprentice, performing in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, George Balanchine’s “Who Cares,” Moulin Rouge and A Midsummer Night's Dream. At the conclusion of the 2020-2021 season, she moved to Utah to begin a B.S. in Sociology at Brigham Young University which she is completing now. Along with her classes, she currently teaches dance at Ultimate Dance Experience in Saratoga Springs. She has experience teaching all ages, levels and class sizes in ballet, pointe, contemporary/modern, lyrical, jazz, tap, choreo, creative movement, tumbling and musical theater and is eager to continue teaching students the techniques and art of dance.