Miss Kellie - Founder/Owner/Encore Instructor - Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary
Miss Kellie began her dance journey in 1997 at a local dance studio in Fullerton, CA. She was trained in ballet, jazz and tap along with competitive cheerleading. In 2009, she was introduced to contemporary and hip hop through group choreography and master classes. At a young age, she became determined to open her own studio where she could share her passion for dance and encourage others' self-confidence. She then began volunteering dance classes in Fullerton and La Habra and found herself offering free dance classes at the Fullerton Airport in 2012. Shortly after, she established the name Encore Elite and her dreams finally took flight! Miss Kellie taught hip hop classes at another local studio along with cheerleading classes at local day cares and combo classes at Yorba Linda Community Center. She also volunteered her time to the Fullerton Pop Warner cheerleaders and they ended up with a bid to Nationals! In 2015, Miss Kellie opened her new studio in Fullerton and coached Encore Elite's first competition team! Miss Kellie moved Encore Elite into the new location in Anaheim October 2016.
Miss Tressa - Encore Instructor - Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary
Miss Tressa began dancing at the age of 2 competing in her very first dance competition at the age of 4. Miss Tressa received most of her training at a local dance studio in Fullerton and also attended a ballet dance company. She also had the opportunity of attending multiple conventions receiving master classes from well known choreographers. At an early age, Miss Tressa started assisting dance classes and instantly fell in love with teaching. Miss Tressa was also apart of her high school dance production team for all four years and was Vice President by her fourth year. Her tasks included choreographing for assemblies, pep rallies, concerts and more. Miss Tressa began auditioning right out of high school and was apart of the Knott's Berry Farm Christmas Parade! Shortly after, she began teaching at local studios and then became a part of the Encore Elite family in 2017! Miss Tressa continues her dance practice through college master classes and attending local studios.