Jaime is a native to Boise where she started dancing at the age of two. She teaches all styles of dance specializing in Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Ballet & children classes. Jaime is the Owner & Director of Artistic Dance Company. She currently teaches Jazz at Boise State University where she co-choreographed the production “Thoroughly Modern Millie” for the Boise State University Theater Department held at the Morrison Center. Jaime was the Director/Choreographer for the Boise Burn Football Arena Hotshots Dancers from 2007-2009. In 2006, Jaime moved from Denver where she had been dancing with the Colorado Contemporary Dance Co. in addition to touring with the Damsels Dance Revue and Moment’s Notice Entertainment Company. She danced and served as a co-captain for the Denver Nuggets Dancers. She taught for many local dance studios while in Denver in addition to coaching the Buff Gold Dance Team at University of Colorado. Her extensive choreography and modeling experience includes major companies such as Foley’s & Nordstrom. A highlight was with Everlast Active Apparel in the Magic International Show where she performed with celebrities Evander Holyfield, L.L. Cool J, P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg, and Lil’ Kim. She has performed for both television and video. Her commercial work includes Budweiser, the Denver Bronco’s and the Denver Nuggets. While living in Los Angeles she worked on the set of Lifetime’s “Any Day Now.” She was the opening act for the Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese. Jaime also traveled with Royal Caribbean and worked as a dancer while traveling through the Caribbean islands. Prior to her travels, Jaime performed with the Boise State University Mane Line Dancers. She was titled “Miss Super Sensational Collegiate” in Santa Barbara her freshman year. Jaime graduated from BSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Addiction Studies. Jaime has a wide range of students that followed in her footsteps and went on to become professional dancers. These students have danced for Michael Jackson, Florence & the Machine, Jennifer Lopez, MTV Music Awards, VH1 Music Awards, So You Think You Can Dance, Denver Bronco Cheerleaders, Denver Nugget Dancers, San Antonio Spurs Dancers, St. Louis Ram Cheerleaders and Disneyland dancers just to name a few. Jaime hopes to inspire more dancers to be comfortable in their own skin and always follow their dreams.
Stephanie has been dancing since the age of three and is passionate about teaching, choreographing, and instilling the love of dance in her students. She studied ballet in Boise under various instructors including Vasile Petrutiu and was involved in many local performance groups. She was a featured tap dancer in Boise Music Week’s production of 42nd Street. She continued studying ballet at BSU with Marla Hansen and apprenticed with Idaho Dance Theatre before moving to California where she was the preschool director for the Camarillo Academy of Performing Arts, and also helped develop & institute a ballet curriculum there. In 2005, she was privileged to attend David Howard’s Teachers’ Training Workshop in New York City. Stephanie loves exploring new styles of dance & helping her students to grow as artists and reach their full potential. She will be entering her 18th year of teaching and is thrilled to be starting a new journey with Artistic Dance Company!
Danielle was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She began dancing at the age of three and hasn’t stopped since. Danielle trained at local studios in Boise where she competed in various competitions in the northwest. She also performed at many local community events. After graduation Danielle began attending Boise State University where she is currently studying Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering, and of course a minor in Dance. She continues her dance education at BSU with Marla Hansen, Yurek Hansen, and Jaime Moore. She has also been a part of Focus Dance Ensemble for the past two years under the direction of Gonzalo Valdez. She has also recently joined an all styles company, FUSE, where she continues to learn from various dancers and choreographers around the valley. Passing on her knowledge as a dance teacher is something Danielle is very excited to do here at Artistic Dance Company.
After being involved in dance for the past 16 years, Kendyl is positive that dance is where lies her true passion and happiness in life. Kendyl has been dancing since she was three years old when she began her training in Pendleton, Oregon as a member of Jr. Jam Dance Studio. It was in Pendleton that Kendyl was given her roots in dance and that her true passion and love for dance blossomed. She began working as an assistant for Debbie Kishpaugh in her studio when she was ten years old. She was a captain of her high school dance team for two years and was a member of two State Champion teams and two fourth placing dance teams. During Kendyl’s senior year she was chosen as a member of the Oregon All-State Dance Team and received the Oregon Dance Scholarship. Kendyl has attended Tremaine Dance Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada for the past four years and has taken classes from some of the best choreographers in the nation. She has also attended and assisted at Thunderbird Dance Camp in Oregon. Kendyl trained and danced with the pre-professional dance company, Focus Dance Ensemble, under the direction of Jaime Moore-McLean for one season. Kendyl is now a junior at Boise State University. She is majoring in Elementary education and minoring in Dance. Kendyl not only has a passion for dance, but teaching others who share a passion for dance as well. She believes that dance is something that has many purposes in life, but more than anything its purpose is to be enjoyed.
Alex is a student at Boise State University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts with a Dance emphasis. Born and raised in Boise nearly his whole life and loves every aspect of this city. Alex aspirers to influence and help grow the passion of dance within all his students.
Kennedy began her dance training at the age of 6 at Desert Shores Dance Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. There she trained in tap, jazz, and ballet. When her family relocated to Roseville, CA, Kennedy continued her training at the Northern California Dance Conservatory (NCDC) with classes in ballet, modern, contemporary, pointe, tap, and hip hop. At NCDC, she had the opportunity to learn from Sidra Bell (Sidra Bell Dance New York), Lee Wei Chao (Lines Ballet), Anthony Lomuljo (Royal Swedish Ballet) and many more. She trained with the Northern California Dance Conservatory for 10 years where she was a featured soloist for several productions. She currently trains with Marla Hansen as a Company Member for Idaho Dance Theatre, a professional contemporary dance company in the Treasure Valley. Kennedy recently graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelors in Nursing and a minor in Psychology and is now working as a Registered Nurse. Kennedy cannot wait to start her third year with her ADC family!
Kerry is a new staff member to ADC and teaches our Acro class. She was on the Boise State University Gymnastics team. Kerry’s Acro class is one of the most popular classes at our studio. She makes the class fun yet challenging. Kerry is a math teacher at Boise High School and is a mother to 3 wonderful children.
Lesley Thompson, is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. She has trained in various styles of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, and modern dance. She has trained at top studios throughout the country including The Edge Performing Arts Center, Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles, Broadway Dance Center in New York, The Rock Center for Dance in Las Vegas, and The Studios in Seattle, WA.
Lesley worked in Las Vegas performing throughout the city and with Las Vegas agencies doing runway, print, and dance/fitness modeling. She was featured in Circus Couture’s “Possessions” as a dancer/model on the runway. Recently Lesley lived in Seattle, WA where she performed with L.A. dancer and choreographer Tammy Gibson.
As a dance educator for over 15 years, Lesley has shared her love of dance with students throughout the country. She has had students continue on to become professional dancers in L.A, New York, and Las Vegas, pro NFL Cheerleaders, and become directors of their own companies. She has had the privilege of being on faculty at dance studios throughout the Boise area, The Dance Zone in Las Vegas, NV, and Allegro Performing Arts Academy in Seattle, WA.
In addition to dance, Lesley received her BA in Psychology from Boise State University. She also is a certified 200hr Yoga instructor in vinyasa and yin styles of yoga which she received in Seattle, WA. She has a barre certification through Barre Bohemian, and teaches aerial yoga.
Lesley is excited to be back in the Boise area where she started her career with local companies Idaho Dance Theatre, Off Center Dance, and Drop Dance Collective. She is thrilled to continue to spread her love of dance and movement to the community.