Stephanie Dana George- Owner, Director, Dance Instructor
Dance has been my life for over 36 years. I've been trained in jazz, tap, ballet, modern, contemporary, hip-hop & tumbling since the age of 3, taking classes from multiple dance schools and attending conventions throughout Utah, Arizona, Idaho, California and New York City. Also trained in ballroom, heels, etc. I've been teaching since age 16. I have taught at many schools, studios, theaters and been a guest teacher all over Utah and Arizona. I was a member & choreographer for the Murray High Drill Team for 3 years. I also danced and choreographed for the Southern Utah University dance team for 2 years. I have danced with and choreographed for many play productions, studios and entertainment shows.
I was a Drill Team coach for 6 years taking a team to a National Champion status. I've choreographed for studios, dance teams, drill teams, cheer squads, play productions, art councils & workshops/conventions throughout Utah and Arizona. I am actively certifying in Vinyasa Yoga.
Dance has made me who I am today. It has given me the confidence to pursue my dreams & share my passions with others.
Sean McVey- Dirty Fit Instructor
I've been teaching Dirty Fit (Dance Fitness) classes since 2019 and I love the community that grows in each of them. I love to create choreography that is centered around the story of our body and the journey that we all take to love and appreciate the one we are given. That journey is always going to look different for us all, but this is a great way to find yourself and have fun doing so. Whether you want to come and get in a good workout or you are looking for a safe space full of people to support you, you will always have a place with me. Let's get down, let's get dirty and let's put in the work to love you for being you.
Alisha Gerrard- Buti Yoga Instructor
I am a Butisattva! My passion is Buti Yoga, along with my two beautiful daughters and my amazing husband! Let me also say that I have the cutest puppy, Hoss! I love anything outdoors and my cabin, which is my sanctuary!
I am certified in 5 Buti yoga formats (including Buti Deep, Buti Band, Buti Hot Core and Buti Sculpt that I'll be teaching here), Barre Fitness, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness and Fitness Nutrition! I am actively certifying in Vinyasa Yoga as well. I love spreading the love of Self Love!
Chiara Lane- Jazz Instructor
Chiara Lane has been dancing for the majority of her life. She started at the age of 6 yrs old in Ballet, Jazz and Hip-Hop. Chiara danced with the Winner School for 3 years and then moved to Clayton Production where she spent the next 20 years of her life dancing,
performing and then teaching starting in 2011. In high school, Chiara was on Cheer and Dance Co. More recently, Chiara has been teaching for La Europa Academy since 2014. She teaches group lessons & private lessons weekly. Her favorites to teach and dance are Jazz and Contemporary. She has been choregraphing for the last 10 years. “I love dancing & I don’t think I could ever give it up, it’s amazing to have a passion that has lasted so long & it never gets old for me. I’ll probably be teaching and dancing till I’m in my 90’s, maybe even longer ” A few other passions of Chiara’s are education and traveling. She recently hit a goal to see 30 countries by the time she was 30.
Fay Maxim- Heels Instructor
Hi, my name is Fay Maxim! My love for dance started at a very young age. I spent 8 years as a go-go dancer creating energy and vibes in local and out of state night clubs.
My dance career was put on hold for awhile so that I could become a mom to 5 amazing children! I found a heels program while pregnant with my last baby and fell in love! I’ve been training in heels for 3 years now!
I’m very passionate about heels because not only are you elevated physically, it elevates you mentally as well! There’s just something about being in a heel that makes me feel good about myself! Also, heels class lets me tap into my sensuality, and as a mother, I tend to forget that side of me! It reminds me that even though I AM a mother, I can STILL be sensual and sexy! I look forward to sharing a safe space with you and helping you become more confident in your own skin!
Sylia Seitz- Ballet Instructor
Sylia Seitz has been dancing since she was 4 years old in various styles of dance and learned from many great teachers. She started with ballet and quickly fell in love. Ballet has remained her favorite as she has ventured into other styles and is a foundation she uses in all her training. Sylia has been able to share her love of dance through various performance and teaching opportunities. She is excited to share her passion with students at The SG Dance Company Studio!
DeShawn Blade aka Dish- HipHop Instructor
My name is Deshawn aka Dish. I have been dancing for 15 years. I’ve danced with Mummy Trolls and Odyssey Dance Theater. I’ve trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, ballroom, tap and hip hop. I love that I can teach kids to better themselves in the world of dance and go do amazing things.
Jordan Knudsen- Musical Theater Instructor
Jordan Knudsen has been doing musical theatre since her middle school days, and has been a professional singer since high school. She was part of the Utah Symphony Chorus in the 2019-2020 season, and notable theatre roles include Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's Anything Goes; Elvira in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit; and "herself" in a four-person production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Jordan most recently starred as Annabella/Margaret/Pamela in the Bluffdale Arts Advisory Board's production of The 39 Steps.
Allee Gerrard- Young Children Ballet, Jazz, Tap Instructor
I have been dancing for 15 years, including Jazz, Ballet, HipHop and Tap. I trained with great studios and teachers growing up. I also had the opportunity to perform as Chucky with Odyssey Dance Company in Thriller. I've danced competitively and was on my high schools dance company, MDC and drill team, Spartonians for 3 years. I am currently in college studying secondary education. I absolutely love teaching and sharing my knowledge while watching others succeed! This makes me really excited to teach at The Sg Dance Company. I am also actively certifying in Cardio Fuse Fitness.
Brittany Willison- Body Barre Instructor
Brittany Willison is a body barre certified instructor and is excited to share her passion of body barre fitness with The SG Dance Company. After discovering body barre over five years ago, Brittany has seen many positive changes to her life by adding physical activity. Body Barre was a fun
way to get movement into her life and has regularly been attending and teaching body barre classes ever since.
Jason Earle- Martial Arts Instructor
My name is Jason Earle. I am a 4 th Degree Black Belt. I have been studying martial arts for over 20 years. My background is in Ed Parker’s Kenpo Karate System, traditional Jui-Jitsu, and the Paxtial Arts. I am also a licensed mental health therapist. During graduate school, I created a Martial Art Therapy program. I was able to implement this program in the first company I worked for out of graduate school for about 5 years with great benefit and feedback from those I taught. The martial arts have many benefits including anger management, decreasing anxiety, improving concentration, healthy self-esteem, a sense of belonging, increased confidence, and a healthier connection to oneself. It is my belief that there is no “best” martial art. Each has its own purpose and strengths. I do believe a true martial artist does not use the physical skills he or she knows to intentionally hurt others, but seeks others means of conflict resolution first. The goal is to train the student to defend him or herself effectively and to strengthen the balance of mind, body, and spirit. Through this channel, I hope you are able to find a sense of self that you can carry into all areas of your life.