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Kathryn Mecham

Studio Director & Principal Instructor

Dance (especially Ballet) felt out of reach until a very special mentor encouraged me reach for what I thought to be impossible. This moment changed everything! I was able to complete my BA in Dance Performance (Ballet Emphasis), compete in Yoga, compete in Scottish Highland Dance at a professional level, dance multiple genres professionally, Certify with Acrobatic Arts, and certify in competitive Scottish Highland Dance with the B.A.T.D. (British Association of Teachers of Dancing). There were beautiful people who inspired and encouraged me throughout my journey as a dancer, and I learned from those examples, and forever strive to be that motivator to my students.

My teaching style has often been described as "dance with a yoga mindset". Each lesson is catered to the students in attendance that day, and their personal needs. Each student is interviewed and participates in a level placement consultation. Dance can be kathartic and healing in addition to everything else, but only if we are in an environment that allows for that.

I opened l'esthétique for the students, to give dancers an opportunity to develop as individuals, technicians and artists. It is my hope to approach ballet and dance in a more wholistic and artistic way, guided by love and focusing on the individual.

Megan Thorley

Instructor 

Megan has a gift for teaching, and understanding dance on a deeper level. The gift that she brings to class is a care and kindness for each dancer on their journey to discover their potential and understand how movement can heal and uplift the soul. 

With four children of her own, she understands the varying levels of development and plans her lessons according to the dancers' ages and abilities. Focusing on turning our weaknesses into strengths and making our strengths stronger. Absolutely wonderful with the little ones and teens alike!

Dani hayes

Instructor

Dani found yoga and fell in love! So many wonderful possibilities and open doors lie in the healing and preventative qualities of the practice. One of the benefits of yoga is being able to calm the mind and separate from your daily stresses to recenter on your values and priorities. 

Not only can yoga aid in mental health, but also in the physical abilities of the dancer, in building functional range of motion, balance, and strength.

Join Dani as she customizes classes to those in attendance, and the needs of our dancers.

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Megan Billings

Instructor 

I first found my love for dance when I was two years old. One of my proudest moments was when I was little and taught my dad how to plie (and he is still plie-ing to this day). Dance is an intricate and nuanced language for the soul that allows me to express myself in a way that can be understood by everyone. Dancing with l'esthétique has been a life-changing experience that has provided the opportunity for me to find myself as a dancer and choreographer.


I was trained by Jennie Creer-King, Academy Pricipal at Ballet West Academy and was a dancer and choreographer for the Springville High School Dance Company.

 

Hiking and nature bring me joy and peace, and often inspire my choreography. I'm excited to be working with l'esthétique in sharing our mutual love for dance.

Lindsey Strother

Instructor 

Lindsey has been dancing since she was young, and came to us as a student by chance! We have loved having her infectious joy and passion for dance in the studio as a current student, but also as a loving instructor to our younger students. She has a gift with teaching children and does well with those dancers who have insecurities or anxiety. 

Lixmar Moffet

Instructor 

Lixmar began dancing in her later childhood and soaked up as much as she could. She not only brings another perspective on how ballet and dance should be taught, but she also brings the love and care she gives to every student. Our little ones love her, and we are so impressed with her ability to teach structure to young dancers.

Certifications & Licenses:
Acrobatic Arts Certified
Scottish Highland Dance (B.A.T.D., F.U.S.T.A.--ScotDanceUSA)

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