“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.”
Meet Our Instructors & Staff
Tina, along with her husband Michael, has owned, directed and managed 5 dance and music schools throughout Arizona. Raising 6 energetic boys over the course many of those years of ownership definitely kept them on their toes as well! Dancing as been at the center of Tina's life in conjunction with being a competitive gymnast. Her diverse knowledge of technique and choreography includes tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, clogging, gymnastics, acro and tumbling. Being a "Master Teacher" has allowed her to create over 50 productions and holiday shoes. She has danced in Europe, Canada, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles with many professional artists. She has always been grateful to grow up in the dance world where she could develop her talents to pursue her dreams. It is her goal to give back the same opportunities afforded to her to the children of her community.
Tristin was raised in Mesa & has been a resident of Globe for over 8 years. She has been teaching since age 13 & has been at Power Elite for 6 years. She is a wife & girl mom of two that are both dancers themselves! She loves sharing her passion for dance with the youth in our community. She trained at multiple dance companies in the valley and has traveled to perform & compete in California, Las Vegas, Mexico, Florida, New York & across Arizona! She’s had the opportunity to take class from & train with many famous teachers such as Nappy Tabs, Mia Michaels, Ade, Roman Vasquez & Talia Favia. Her favorite part of being a dance instructor is bonding with her students, getting to know their unique personalities & watching them grow into beautiful young men & women!
Adrian grew up here in Globe and began dancing when he was 12 years old. He has trained under Tina in both Mesa and Globe at her studios and started teaching during high school as well. He has been a choreographer for the State Championship Globe High School Pom and Cheer teams. He has received many awards for his talents including a Tremaine convention scholarship at nationals. He went on to study dance at the University of Arizona. He has stepped into his professional dancing career and will be an ensemble dancer for a major cruise line when performances resume. Adrian serves as wonderful example of male dancing and tumbling in Arizona proudly empowers boys of all ages and levels to follow in his footsteps!
Alijah has been dancing since she was 3 years old and has had the pleasure of training under Tina here in Globe as well as at her studios in Mesa. She traveled to perform and compete with both her teams from Globe & Mesa for several years which gave her the opportunity to train under some of the best teachers in AZ and in the convention world. Some of her favorite memories of dance include commuting and spending the night at Tina’s & being woken up with singing & waffles! She has been dancing for 19 years and had been teaching for the past 6 years. She is also currently working at Cobre Valley Hospital where she is able to gain experience while she is continues her education at Eastern Arizona College to become a Registered Nurse.
Hunter is the youngest of Tina and Michael's boys who grew up in the gym competing along side his brothers. He is an accomplished and professionally trained gymnast. He trained as a tumbling coach throughout his teen years at two of Tina's studios which has added greatly to his knowledge of dance applicable gymnastics. Hunter brings a strong sense of fun to our studio & encourages students in our tumbling program from tots to teenagers to be proud of their accomplishments as they grow in their skills. Hunter has participated in many of Tina's productions and can also often be seen in our annual recitals dancing in lead roles such as the Nutcracker Prince and The Grinch!
Djaniel is an outstanding professional dancer who got her start in a family owned studio in East Mesa. She later transferred to Tina's studio AZ Desert Dance where she completed her youth training. She has taught in Globe and Mesa for many years and attributes her technique and unique style of choreography to self confidence she has gained during her years dancing & teaching under Tina's direction. Djaniel was a member of the Phoenix Suns Dance Team and has also had a professional modeling career. She hopes to lead by example and show the students in our studio that they can accomplish anything and achieve their dreams!
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Hobie is the second oldest son of Tina and Michael. He participated in dance for several years when he was a little boy and quickly showed a talent for tumbling! He is a retired USAG level 10 competitive gymnast with many awards & championships under his belt. He trained alongside his three brothers for many years creating lasting memories & cultivating his coaching skills from a young age. After his gymnastics career came to a close, Hobie served a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He has been coaching gymnastics and teaching tumbling for nearly 10 years in both Globe and the East Valley and enjoys the opportunity to pass on the vast knowledge of gym that he gained as a competitor to his students.
Rebekah danced at Lynn’s School of Dance in all styles from the time she was a young girl until she graduated high school. She was a company dancer and student teacher as well. She now teaches in our recreational program and is focused on our beginner dancers. Rebekah brings years of experience and patience to teaching little ones not only skills but confidence. Most of our company dancers began their dancer journey in one of her classes! She is also highly involved in the Gila County Cinderella program where she helps train participants in modeling, stage presence, interview skills and encourages them to shine. She is a full-time teacher and coach at High Desert Middle school and a loving, proud mother to her two beautiful daughters.
Presley started dancing at the young age of 4 with Tina. She started as a studio dancer and grew to become a competitive dancer where she danced 5-6 days a week in Globe and Mesa. I danced for about 14 years and my biggest achievement was making it as a finalist at the NYCDA Auditions up against some really good dancers. I am so greatful for dance and have missed being apart of the studio as a teacher these last two years. I am so excited to be back and excited to learn and grow as a teacher again!
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Sorrin started dance training with our owner Tina at the age of 4. She started by taking a trail class and before she could say 5,6,7,8, she was hooked. She quickly went from a recreational dancer to a company dancer to a member of a group that commuted to the valley for extra lessons. Her love for ballet grew and she was taking every ballet class that she could and danced in the Nutcracker every year starting at the age of 6. She currently is studying Exercise Science - Kinesiology and Dance and is thrilled to be teaching at Power Elite where it all started and she hopes to pass on her strong belief that ballet makes you a better dancer, and teaches you to stay on your toes.
Savannah dance for five years from Junior High to her second year of High School. At that time she was dancing at Lynn's School of Dance which is the studio know known as Power Elite Dance Academy. She loved every bit of it and made some of the best friends in her life since being in dance. It makes her so happy to now teach dancers new skills and then to watch them master them. She is so glad to be back into the dance family and we are happy to have her as apart of our staff!
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