Miss Kellie - Founder/Owner/Encore Instructor - Ballet, Cheer, Jazz, Tap, Tumbling
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 Kellie's students have now won multiple high point overalls, many judges choice awards and Top Scoring Studio in 2018 at Dancin' Dayz Regional Competition.
In 2019, Miss Kellie graduated from California State University, Fullerton with her degree in
Business Entrepreneurship. She got to share this accomplishment with all her current students and only hopes to inspire all the future Encore students!
Miss McKenna - Encore Instructor - Acro, Ballet
Miss McKenna started dancing at the age of 6. She’s always danced to express herself in ways she couldn’t put into words. McKenna pursued her training at a couple local studios in Corona. Aside from competing McKenna also got the privilege of attending Encore High School of the Arts. This allowed her to extend her training into other branches of the entertainment industry such as acting, cirque and cheer. Miss McKenna started acting in 10th grade and you can find her in shows such as Nicky Ricky Dicky and Dawn, The Middle, Blackish, Chicken Girls and Pitch. At Encore High School she was given the opportunity to travel and tour Scotland with the show of Jungle Book. This team was known as the ambassadors. Miss McKenna also got to travel and perform with them the following year in Hawaii. In Hawaii, Miss McKenna got to perform with her team at Pearl Harbor. Along with traveling and performing, Miss McKenna also took many lead roles in the school productions. Along with Jungle Book she got to perform in shows such as Aida , Happily Ever After, Neon Circus, Sleeping Beauty and CATS the musical. In these school productions Miss McKenna would showcase her training in cirque. She performed routines on silks, trapeze, hammock and lyra.
She also did contortion routines. Miss McKenna was a cheerleader which helped her gain experience to be on the California State University, Fullerton’s cheer team. Now, as she settles down, Miss McKenna wants to share the love of dance and cirque to the upcoming generations. To continue her training she continues to take master classes and cirque classes in her area.
Miss Baylee - Encore Instructor - Ballet, Contemporary
Miss. Baylee has been dancing for ten years and now shares her passion for dance by teaching the next generation of dancers. She was captain of her high school dance team and trained at a local studio in Corona. Everyone knew that Miss. Baylee’s main identity was that of a dancer; it has been her “everything” for as long as she can remember. She has danced in three Disney parades, on Carnival Cruise line, and was titled “Dancer of the Year” at Rainbow National Talent Competition in 2017. She was also in the Points of View Dance Company where she performed in the production of “The Think Tank” in LA next to dancers such as So You Think You Can Dance finalist, Casey Askew. “The Think Tank” was put on at the El Portal Theatre and was affiliated with Dancers Against Cancer. Miss. Baylee’s favorite style of dance is contemporary. She believes that the most important part of dance is the creativity and concepts behind the stories being told through it. Miss. Baylee hopes to instill her endless love of dance into every student she teaches. Her main focus in her class is to not only shape good dancers, but good people.