Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Kinder
Miss Riley joined our teaching staff in the Spring of 2020,
right on the cusp of the global pandemic. Her vibrant
energy and love for dance enriches her students' lives both
inside, and outside of the studio.
A testament to the saying "It's never too late to learn to
dance" Miss Riley started her dance career at the age of 14
when she took her first hip-hop class at a local dance studio.
Her passion for dance was immediately ignited, and she
started assistant teaching so that she could get more time
in the studio. After spending an entire summer taking
private lessons to improve her technique, she began
dancing multiple days per week when she enrolled in ballet,
tap and jazz classes. After gaining a strong foundation from
her first studio, she helped start a new competitive program
and began teaching and choreographing competitive solos.
In addition to teaching and choreographing, Riley also won
1st place at competitions 5 times in two years and 7th overall
in the region.
Miss Riley's love for dancing goes back to when she was a
young child, and would make dances for herself and her
friends to perform for their families. Since joining LDC Riley
has trained extensively in the Discover Dance Preschool
Curriculum (based on Anne Green Gilbert's Brain Dance),
the Acro Dance Teacher's Association, and continued her
dance education by attending dance conventions and
receiving one-on-one training with Jess Hendricks, Brooke
Pierotti, and Randi & Hefa.
According to Miss Riley "My passion and emotion for dance
has quite literally saved my live so many times." Her
compassion and mental/emotional support for her students makes her shine bright, and her infectious energy and love for dance
ignites the passion in her students of all ages.
Miss Riley teaches:
Hip Hop (multiple levels)