Congratulations to Milan-Jaide Valdez for being selected as Studio One’s Summerlin Dance Academy Student of the Month.
Milan is 7 years old and attends M.J. Christensen Elementary School. She is in the 2nd grade and her favorite subject is Math. Her favorite color is Teal and her favorite foods include Ribeye Steak and Crab Legs. Milan’s hobbies include hula-hooping, jump rope, but mainly dancing! She has been dancing for 5 months and she can always been seen at the studio with a bow in her hair. In the future, Milan would like to teach dance to kids all around the world!
“Milan works so hard in each and every dance class she takes. She always comes to class focused and prepared to dance. Even though she is so hard working Milan’s bubbly personality really lights up the studio for her dance teachers and peers. She is a fantastic leader that sets a positive example for other dancers in class. We can’t wait to see Milan bring her talent and personality to the stage this year!” – Jacqui Kreisler
Congratulations to Ashlyn Henriod for being selected Studio Ones’s Summerlin Dance Academy Student of the Month. Ashlyn is 15 years old and attends West Career and Tech Academy. She is in 9th grade and her favorite subject in school is US History. Her favorite color is Mauve and her favorite food is an Acai bowl. Her favorite hobbies are playing the Piano and the Ukulele. Ashlyn has been dancing for 10 years. She loves her classical Ballet class the best. Ashlyn would love to serve as a JAG for the Navy and eventually hold political office.
“Ashlyn has taken my ballet class for two years, and is blossoming before my eyes. She is outstandingly focused, disciplined. I’ve seen her struggle, yet she never backs down from a challenge to improve. Ashlyn is a model student.” – Nahtalya
December 2016 | Kylie Anderson
Congratulations to Kylie Anderson for being selected Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy Student of the Month.
Kylie is 10 years old and attend Doral Academy. She is in 5th Grade and her favorite subject in school is Theatre and Math. Her favorite color is Red and her favorite food is Lemon Chicken pasta and Pizza. Her favorite hobbies are singing, playing piano and making crafts. Kylie has been dancing for 8 years. She loves her acting and musical theatre classes best, and her favorite dance style is tap. She competed in dance for 6 years, but this year she decided to pursue her love of musical theatre, and take a variety of classes. Kylie would love to be an actress in musical productions or an elementary school teacher. “Kylie is always present for class – both physically and mentally. She’s one of the first to volunteer to try new things in class and is dedicated and a hard worker. She is a fantastic student and a pleasure to have in class.” – Ms. Sydnie
November 2016 | Susannah Burpee
Congratulations To Susannah Burpee for being selected Studio One’s Summerlin Dance Academy Student of the Month. Susannah is 6 years old and is in 1st grade at Kathy L Batterman Elementary School. Her favorite subject in school is Reading and her favorite food is Cheese Pizza. Susannah likes to play Barbies, Legos and spending time outdoors, reading and writing in her journal. Her favorite color is Hot Pink. She would like to become a teacher and/or a songwriter in the future. Susannah attends Tap Class here at the studio with Ms. Kayla. Susannah has been a joy to have in class. She has picked up every single step and remembered them from week to week. She also has a great attitude in class and is a sweetheart!
June 2016 | Kaitlyn Anderson
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Anderson, Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy June’s Dancer of the Month! Kaitlyn is seven years old and attends Bonner Elementary School as a first grade student. She has been dancing for one year at Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy and her favorite dance style is ballet. Kaitlyn has one brother, Ryan, who is five years old. She loves to make up music whenever she can. Her favorite color is pink and her hobbies are singing, art and karate. When Kaitlyn grows up, she wants to be a veterinarian. She enjoys helping people and making new friends. Mrs. Rochelle Prier, one of her teachers, says she enjoys having her in class and she is a hard worker and picks up steps quickly. She is a joy to work with.
Congratulations to Kaitlyn Anderson for being June’s Dancer Student of the Month
May 2016 | Ava Vece
Ava Vece is eight years old and attends Goolsby Elementary School where she is in third grade. She has been dancing for five years and her favorite style of dance is ballet. She has two siblings, Lucia and Rosalee Vece. Ava’s hobbies are drawing, writing, dancing, and playing the piano. When Ava grows up, she wants to dance, sing and be an author. She loves to travel and make new friends and she loves her dance teacher Ms. Sara Ives. Ms. Sara says she picked Ava because she is such a beautiful ballerina and she is respectful, hardworking, determined, and applies corrections instantly. I have no doubts that she will become a beautiful dancer and achieve all of her goals when she gets older.
Congratulations to Ava Vece for being the May Dancer of the Month.
April 2016 | Victoria Barlow
Victoria Barlow is ten years old and she attends the fourth grade at John W. Bonner Elementary School. Victoria’s favorite colors are aquamarine, purple, and pink. Victoria wants to be a pediatrician, dancer, and an actress when she gets older. Her hobbies are dancing, gymnastics, and in her down time she enjoys riding her bike or scooter. She also enjoys arts and crafts where she has shown to be very creative and shows a very good imagination.
Victoria has been in ballet since she was two years old. She also studied a bit of jazz and hip hop at Peninsula School of Performing Arts at Palos Verdes California. She has also performed Art Flying Aerial in Lomita California. Her favorite dance style is Ms. Kay’s Hip Hop class because she thinks it is more challenging than her classes in California. Victoria shows a lot of energy when she is preparing for her classes.
Congratulations to Victoria Barlow for being selected as April’s Dancer of the Month.
March 2016 | Cipriana Neagu
Cipriana Neagu is twelve years old and attends Levitt Middle School where she is in seventh grade. Cipriana has been dancing for ten years and her favorite dance style is jazz and hip hop. She has one brother who is six years old named Ramsden, and she has two pets, a dog named Lilly and a cat named Sneezy and her favorite color is royal blue. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, training with her dad in Karate, and going to Gravady, which is an indoor trampoline park, and she loves to crochet. Cipriana wants to be a Pharmacist when she grows up. Her ballet teacher, Ms. Inez says that she is a model student and works very hard and she is a student to be proud of.
Congratulations to Cipriana Neagu for being named March’s Dancer of the Month!
February 2016 | Piper Sher
Piper Sher is twelve years old and attends Fertitta Middle School where her favorite subject is history. Her favorite color is green and she has two older siblings, and older brother Max and an older sister Maddie. She has two pet boxers named Chevy and Ollie. Her idol is Lucille Ball and her favorite television show is Friends. She began dancing at Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy at the age of four. Piper wants to be an actress/singer when she grows up. Her hobbies include playing the flute, song writing, singing, acting, and musical theater. She is currently recording three songs that she co- wrote in a studio.
Congratulations to Piper Sher for being Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy February Dance Star of the Month.
January 2016 | Heaven Lee Wright
Heaven Lee Wright is nine years old and she attends Givens Elementary School as a fourth grade student. She has been dancing at Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy for three months. Her favorite dance style is tap. Her hobbies are reading, creating videos, dancing, and mine craft and her favorite colors are pink and purple. Heaven wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. Since kindergarten, Heaven has been recognized as the polite person in school. In her dance classes, she is very attentive and you can tell she loves to dance.
Congratulations to Heaven as the January Dancer of the month.
December 2015 | Samantha Nicole Balido Nocum
Samantha Nicole Balido Nocum is nine years old and attends Hancock Elementary School where she is in fourth grade. She has been at Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy for six months where she is in a beginner level. Her favorite color is blue and she has one sibling, Alexandra Maxene Balido Nocum. Samantha has said that when she grows up, she wants to be a ballet teacher. She loves to sing and do arts and crafts. Her hobbies are dancing, reading, and science. Ms. Rochelle, her dance teacher, says she is a very good student and is attentive and hard working in class.
Congratulations to Samantha for becoming the December Dancer of the month.
November 2015 | Brooke Alexandria Murd
Brooke Alexandria Murd is five years old and attends kindergarten at Linda Givens Elementary School. She is from Estonia which is in Northern Europe and has been dancing for one year. She can speak both Estonian and English. Her favorite dance style is jazz and ballet. Her favorite color is pink and Brooke has no siblings, but she does have a pet Yorkie named Minnie. She wants to be a kindergarten teacher when she grows up. Her hobbies are swimming, drawing, dancing, biking, and singing. She also loves to travel on airplanes to Europe and to the Philippines and she loves the beach. Ms. Stephanie, her teacher, says she is a model student and loves to have her in her class.
Congratulations to Brooke Alexandria Murd for becoming the November Dancer of the Month.
October 2015 | Samantha Jaden Kimbler
Samantha Jaden Kimbler is eight years old and is in third grade at Herbert Derfelt Elementary School. Samantha has been dancing at Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy since she was two years old where her first teacher was Ms. Lori. At an early age, her family noticed that she loved to dance and perform in front of them. Her favorite dance style is tap and she won first place in a talent show at her school where she tapped to “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” four years ago. Samantha has three dogs and one cat, two purebred Pugs and a cute mutt dog. Their names are Sushi, Mad Max, and Penelope. Her cat is named One Eye Jack Since he only has one eye. She has one sibling who is studying medicine in collage. Her hobbies are riding her bike, roller blading, and making jewelry with her friends. Her favorite color is green. She hopes to keep dancing and eventually attend college. Samantha works hard at everything she does and looks forward to a bright future. Ms. Shanna who is her teacher, says she is always focused, prepared and willing to give 100% in class. She is a dedicated student and is a pleasure to have in class.
Congratulations to Samantha Jaden Kimbler for becoming the October Student of the month.
September 2015 | Falon Abel
Falon Abel is four years old and has been dancing for one year. She has an eight year old brother and she has four dogs, one Chihuahua, one Papillion, and two Dachshunds. Falon loves ballet and she wants to be a dancer when she grows up. Her favorite color is pink and she loves to draw in her spare time.
Congratulations to Falon Abel for becoming the September Recreational student of the month.
Summerlin Dance Academy’s Dancer of the Month
June 2015 | Kazuki Yamamoto
Kazuki Yamamoto is eleven years old and is in fifth grade at Merryhill Elementry School and will be graduating June 3, 2015. He came from Tokyo, Japan to study English for a year. His favorite subjects in school are P.E. music, and social studies. He studies tap at Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy with Ms. Kathy and he says this is his favorite style of dance. His favorite color is blue and his dream is to someday become a pilot.
Congratulations to Kazuki Yamamoto for becoming Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy Student of the month.
May 2015 | Taylee Rapp
Taylee Rapp is eighteen years old has graduated high school early in 2014. She has three older sisters. Her favorite style of dance is clogging where she has been clogging for eleven years and started when she was seven and has continued that style ever since. She also used to play rugby. Her favorite thing to do is spend time in California with her mom. Her life motto is KIA KAHA which means forever strong and her favorite quote is from Walt Disney “around here however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward opening up new doors and doing new things, because were curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” Heidi Hopper, being one of her instructors says she is a team player and is very helpful with other students. Heidi says she will make a great and inspiring teacher.
Congratulations for becoming the May Dancer of the month.
April 2015 | Tristan Thompson
Tristan Thompson is fourteen years old, is in eighth grade and is home schooled where he excels in math. He has been dancing at Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy for two years and his favorite style of dance is contemporary. His future dream is to become an actor/dancer. His interests and hobbies are camping, fishing, hiking, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Tristan loves to spend time in the summer at his grandparent’s theater in Montana where he watches four repertory musicals nightly.
He is also a fan of Dr. Who. He enjoys working with the teachers at the studio as they challenge and inspire him and has given him a chance to grow all while having fun. Tristan has made wonderful friends at the studio and is very grateful for the opportunities he has received. His teachers love working with him. They say he is a model Congratulations to Tristen Thompson for becoming the April Dancer of the month.
March 2015 | Milla Lampton
Congratulations to Milla Lampton for being selected Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy March – Dance Star of the Month. Milla is five years old and is in Kids Co-Op where she is at grade level pre-Kindergarten. Her favorite subject in school is reading and writing. She has no siblings but she has three cats named Xander, Cordy, and Oz. Her favorite dance style is ballet especially with Ms. Edi. She would love to do more dance performances especially with fancy costumes. Her favorite color is all the colors of the rainbow. “She is a joy to work with and works hard in her class” … Ms. Edi
February 2015 | Kya Daggi
Kya Daggi is six years old and is in first grade at Bozarth Elementry School where her favorite subjects are science and history. She has one younger brother named Kade and she has a Boston terrier named Boogie. Her favorite color is aquamarine. Kya has been at Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy for two years and loves training in ballet, jazz, and hip hop. Kya loves to try new things, spend time with her friends and family, travel, ride horses and bikes, swim in the summer and of course last but not least, dance. One of her teachers says she is very focused and dedicated in class.
Congratulations to Kya Daggi for becoming the February Dancer of the month.
January 2015 | Belle Nadareh Akhava
Samantha Kylie Yee is 5 1/2 years old and is a student at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School where she is a kindergarten student. Her favorite subject in school is science. Samantha has two pets that are Teacup Chihuahuas and are named Mimi and Nibbles. She also has four parakeets. Samantha’s favorite color is yellow and her favorite sport is Tennis. She also likes to watch all kinds of shows, sing, perform, travel and making people happy. When she grows up, she wants to be a pharmacist or a tennis instructor. Her teachers say she enjoys her classes and takes them seriously. We love having her as a student.
Congratulations to Samantha Kylie Yee for becoming the January – Dancer of the month for Studio One’s Summerlin Dance Academy.
December 2014 | Belle Nadareh Akhava
Belle is four years old and attends La Petite Academy where she is in pre-kindergarten and her favorite subject is math. She has three siblings, Josue, Baylor, and Ariel. Belle loves her pets and she has two dogs, Cali and Odie, and five cats, Chitta, Peluso, Manson, Panther, and Smokey. Her favorite colors are pink and green and her hobbies are playing Super Mario 3D world and Mine craft as well as drawing and coloring. She also likes to go to the park and play with her dolls. She loves dancing at Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy and can also sing all of the songs from Frozen. Belle is a sweet girl who loves to socialize and likes making new friends. Her dance teacher says she is a very attentive and is always smiling and happy. She is a joy to work with.
Congratulations to Belle!
November 2014 | Isabella Hoover
Congratulations to Isabella Hoover for becoming Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy / November Dancer of the Month! Isabella is eight years old and is in third grade at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School. Her favorite subjects are math and technology. She has many pets including her dogs, Baily and Lily along with her six fish, three snails, and a frog. Her hobbies are dancing, gymnastics, baking and drawing. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
She has been attending Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy since she was three years old. She takes two private classes, ballet and gymnastics and is also enrolled in ballet and jazz classes. One of her teachers, Ms. Rochelle , says she is always smiling and is very attentive. Next year she hopes to audition for the Gifted Ballet and Dance Team. Ms. Rochelle says she is a wonderful student to work with.
October 2014 | Jonathon Armijo
Jonathon Armijo is 9 years old and is a fourth grader at Wasden Elementry School. He found his love for dance last year when he attended Ms. Kay’s hip hop class. He is very passionate about his dance and practices at every opportunity possible. His favorite T.V. shows are “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dr. Who.” He enjoys Math, Art, and Science and his favorite color is purple. He wants to teach archery to others just like his dad at the “Cirque du Soleil” show “KA.” He also hopes to continue his desire to dance as a career. Ms. Kay says Jonathon is an extremely hard worker and enjoys having him in her hip hop classes.
Congratulations to Jonathon Armijo for being selected the Dancer of the month.
September 2014 | Taylor Webster
Taylor Webster is 6 years old and is going to attend Garehime Elementary School. She is an amazing sister to a new baby girl and three brothers. She loves to sing and dance and loves fashion which includes painting her nails, styling her hair and dressing up like a princess. Her favorite color is gold followed by pink. She excels at everything she puts her mind to and never gives up. Her dance teacher, Miss Lori, says she is a very hard worker, and a great listener. She comes back every week and shows me what she has practiced. She feels Taylor Webster will make a great recreational student of the month.
Congratulations to Taylor Webster for becoming Studio One’s Summerlin Dance Academy September Recreational Student of the month.
May 2014 | Emma Baxley
Emma Baxley is 10 years old and attends Steve Cozine Elementary School. She is a 4th Grader. Emma started dancing last year at Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy where it had become her passion. She loves reading books and also loves all kinds of animals. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite movie is “Frozen.” Her Hip Hop teacher is Ms. Kay More. “Emma is an incredibly hard worker, positive and well behaved. She helps the other students in class when they are behind. She is a quick learner and tries to better herself every day.” –- Ms. Kay
April 2014 | Alexa Lugo
Alexa Lugo, is our choice for April’s Recreational Student of the Month! She is fourteen years of age and she attends Sig Rogich Middle School where she is in 8th grade. Alexa has been dancing for seven years and her favorite style of dance is Jazz. She loves to sing and dance, and her goal is to perform on Broadway. Her favorite color is pink and her favorite food is Butter Pasta. She loves laughing and being crazy with her family and friends. One of her Jazz teachers, Ms. Heidi Hopper, says she is a very hard working and good student. She is a pleasure to work with.
Congratulations to Alexa Lugo Studio One Summerlin Academy Recreational Student of the Month.
March 2014 | Alexandra Ott
Alexandra Ott, is our choice for March’s Recreational Student of the Month! She is five years of age, she attends Las Vegas Day School as a kindergartener. Alexandra has trained at Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy with Ms. Sue since she was two years old.
She loves her ballet class and dreams of being on stage someday. She also likes live productions at the Smith Center and enjoyed the Nut Cracker and Broadway Bound’s Production of The Sound of Music. She loves singing along with the Disney Princess, Elsa from her favorite movie “Frozen”.
Alexandra’s favorite color is pink and she is very sweet and caring. Reading books and listening to stories are her favorite things to do. Ms. Sue says that Alexandra is a student to be proud of. She works hard and she loves her energy. Ms. Sue loves working with her.
Congratulation to Alexandra Ott!
December 2013 | McKenna Winesett
McKenna is in 7th grade and attends Becker Middle School. She is 12 years old and has been dancing for 9 years. She loves to dance and her favorite type of dance is Lyrical and Jazz.
Some things McKenna likes to do are Reading, Cheerleading and hanging out with best friends. She likes to eat Ravioli and her favorite color is Purple.
November 2013 | Addison Fick
We are happy to announce that Addison Fick is our November Recreation Student of the Month! Addison began dancing at Studio One’s – Summerlin Dance Academy in August 2012. She did a wonderful job performing in our June recital and continued taking classes during the summer. She is currently enrolled in a Combo class and Addison will turn 4 years old on November 6!
Addison’s favorite colors are blue and green and she attends pre-school. She has a younger brother named Parker and is expecting a little sister next March! Addison enjoys hanging out with her mommy and dancing to Katy Perry! Her favorite places are dance class, the playground, the Disney Store and the library.
Congratulations to Addison on this special recognition!
October 2013 | Jimmy Diederichs
Jimmy is extremely bright and energetic in class. He always takes direction well and never gives up until he gets the job done. His favorite colors are Neon Blue, Neon Red and Neon Yellow. His favorite type of dance is Tap & Hip Hop. He likes to eat Fried Rice and Zucchini. His hobbies include playing the Recorder, Swimming 3 times a week at UNLV and Wakeboarding at Lake Mead. Congratulations Jimmy on being selected as Student of the Month.
September 2013 | Ava Barrett
Our September Recreation Student of the month is Ava Barrett who is only six and ½ years old! Her favorite style of dance is ballet. Besides dance, Ava also enjoys swimming and drawing. Ava’s favorite color is blue and she is in second grade. She enjoys being home schooled here in Las Vegas.
Congratulations to Ava on being named Studio One’s Summerlin Dance Academy’s recreation student of the month!
May 2013 | Sofia Cook
Sofia is 6 years old and in the first grade. Her favorite subject in school is P.E. She loves to take dance and gymnastics. Here at Studio One’s-Summerlin Dance she takes ballet, jazz and hip-hop but her favorite style of dance is hip-hop.
Her favorite color is gold. Her favorite book is Pinkalicious, She has a cat named Ella and a sister named Isabella. When she grows up she wants to be a dancer.
Congratulations to Sofia Cook on May Student of the Month!
March 2013 | Julie Escamilla
Julie is 9 years old and has been training at Studio One’s Summerlin Dance Academy since she was two years old! She has been a member of the studio’s competition dance company “Innovation” for the past four years and is currently the captain of our petite line which we so lovingly refer to as the “pee wees.” Julie is one of the youngest members recently selected to participate in the gifted ballet program! She enjoys all styles of dance and takes 13 hours of ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, and acrobatics a week, but her favorite style of dance is lyrical.
Julie is a fourth grade honor student at Lynda Givens Elementary School and is also involved in her school choir. Being of dual heritage, she speaks fluent French as well as English! She has a six-year-old sister Emma. Besides dance, Julie loves to be with her friends and her family, do all kinds of crafts and ride her bike. Her favorite book is “Smile.” Congratulations to Julie Escamilla on March Student of the Month!