Faculty

Andrea Markham

Andrea has trained in areas of jazz, hip-hop, tap, modern, musical theater, ballroom, ballet, points, and aerial arts. She was first introduced to dance at Center Stage Studios under the direction of Jessica Ruffell, and continued to train there for 13 years. During that time, she competed at numerous competitions and conventions, danced on a Carnival Cruise and performed locally for community events. She was captain for her high school team as well as the Boise State Mane Line Dance team. She has also been a member of the former Stampede Spirit Squad, Fuse Dance Company, and Off Center Dance Project. Her other work includes coaching for the dance team at Columbia High school and assisting the Boise State Mane Line Dance Team. 


Andrea knows that teaching dance is so much more than learning technique. It also is a way to build confidence and gain personal relationships with students and families.


Andrea is very excited to begin her journey as a proud owner of The Spot Dance Studio

TaylorAnn Evans

Taylorann Evans has been living her dream since 3 years old, devoted to becoming a versatile dancer in all styles and sharing her fiery passion for dance with the world. Growing up she danced competitively at various local dance studios until transitioning into company work, developing her artistry and future as a professional dancer. Her remaining three years of high school were spent at Fresco Arts Academy where she found her love for the arts and trained under the direction of many distinguished artists. Taylorann also had the honor of being part of Elevated Dance Project's ensemble "On the Verge", a company involved in helping people through dance and love. Recently, she is grateful to spend her days working towards a business administration degree in entrepreneurial managment, and a minor in dance. Taylorann is humbled and thankful for the opportunity to be a fourth year member of Idaho Dance Theatre and Fuse Dance Collaboration. 

DeJanee Douglas

Born and raised in Nampa, Idaho DeJanee started dancing in 4th grade and competitively in 6th grade. She was not sure if dancing was for her but soon she realized it was where she was meant to be. She developed technique and artistry in all styles under the direction of Impulse Dance Academie. DeJanee is now studying at CWI and Boise State working towards her Kinesiology degree. As of recent she has joined the F.U.S.E Dance Collaboration and cannot wait to see where that takes her. 

 

Holly Slyter

Holly is originally from Tigard, Oregon, but has fallen in love with her life here in Boise. She graduated from Boise State University in May 2016 and now teaches fourth grade in the Boise School District. Holly spent four incredible years dancing with the BSU Mane Line dancers and also performed with the Idaho Stampede Spirit for one season. During the 2016 holiday season, she was a member of the Traditions of Christmas Musical Spectacular kick line, performed at the Nampa Civic Center. She is thankful to be a part of The Spot Dance Studio!