As coaches we will...
Be role models and leaders for the program, always considering and acting in a team-first manner.
Create a positive, encouraging environment so that dancers feel loved, supported, and able to confidently push past their perceived limits.
Challenge each other and the program to always strive to be better, and to teach students to be independently successful in dance and in life.
A LITTLE ABOUT US
Missy has been coaching this program since 2013. She was member of the team leadership during her years on the Eastlake team in High School, and went on to be a leader on the hip hop dance team at Western Washington University. As an alumni of this team, she has enjoyed the opportunity to stay involved with the program, and to see the impact it can have on students during their high school years and beyond.
Nina graduated from Eastlake in 2016. After graduation, she pursued dance at the University of Kentucky, before coming back to Washington to coach and continue her education at the University of Washington. She graduated from UW in 2019, and currently works in management and diversity implementation. This will be Nina's fourth year of coaching and she is excited to continue serving the program that made such an impact in her own life.
Keira has been coaching with us since 2017.
After graduating from Eastlake in 2012, she began to pursue a career in counseling and is currently working towards her Master's. Her experience with being apart of leadership for the EHS Dance Team had been largely influential on why she chose a career focused on empowering others, and now hopes to have as positive of an impact on the program that it had on her.