COACHING STAFF

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

As coaches we strive to...

Be a role model and leader for the Dance program, always considering and acting in a team-first manner. 

Create a positive, encouraging environment so that dancers prepared to confidently compete, and are motivated to push past their perceived limits. 

Challenge each other and the program to always improve and evolve. 

A LITTLE ABOUT US

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MISSY HORNBERGER

Head Coach

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 athletes during their high school years and beyond.

KEIRA HOWE

Assistant Coach

Keira has been coaching with Eastlake Dance 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.

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NICOLE RUSSO

Assistant Coach

Nicole graduated from Eastlake in 2014. As an alumni of the Eastlake Dance Team, Nicole continued dancing in college as a member of the Western Washington Cheer Team. On the team, Nicole was part of the leadership team as the dance lead. She is currently an elementary teacher in the Lake Washington District and has been coaching with us since 2021. Nicole is excited to be back working with the program and getting the opportunity to give back to the community and team that had such an impact on her life.