What are Directors of the year?
Each studio's SUPERStar points are added all year long together!
At Nationals, the 15 studios with the most SUPERStar points are crowned Directors of the Year.

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Dance Directors of the Year

Double Platinum Level

Kimberly Nelson  - Step In Time 66235 Points

I started dancing at the age of three and new ever since then I wanted to be a dance teacher and have my own Dance Studio. When I turned 20 I decided it was time to do just that. I had a registration in Payson and I started with only three students and it has grown to over a hundred. Most of my dancers are on competition teams and they also compete solos/duets/trio's. We love competing at America on Stage and I am so honored to be a Director of the Year. I couldn't have done it without my awesome dancers and my assistant coach Miss Brenna. In my spare time I love hanging out with my husband and 2 daughters. I also enjoy a great shopping spree and vacationing where ever is warm!
Shanna Cook  - N-Step Dance Academy  48270 Points

Shanna began dancing at a very young age, studying Tap, Ballet and Jazz; later gymnastics and cheerleading. After a severe injury to her hip and ankle, she was told she could no longer do gymnastics. Determined, she decided to try clogging. She loved clogging and was a natural, she had the opportunity to go to Nashville several times and perform on the Grand Ole Opery stage, she got to meet the staff of Hee-Haw and solute her hometown. She also worked with Merrill Osmond where she performed in TV specials, music videos, stadium of fire, and other performances for our troops abroad, Top Ten Honored Americans and other once in a lifetime opportunities. She also studied Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ballroom and Lyrical styles during this time. Shanna began teaching dance and clogging when she was 15 years old. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience. Her dances have won many overall awards, and she has been recognized for her creative choreography. She loves teaching and developing dancers, as well as teachers. She has been the owner of N-Step Dance Academy for 17 years and loves working with the children of Tooele County.

Platinum Level

Karissa Molen  - Intensity Dance  33460 Points

Karissa Molen is the Owner/Director of Intensity Dance Team (IDT) in Heber City, Utah. She trained in Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Contemporary genres of dance from the time she was three years old through her college years. At the request of two of her younger cousins, she started teaching two classes of eight girls total in 2012 while she was earning her degree in Dance (BFA) from Utah Valley University. IDT has grown from 8 dancers in 2012 to over 300 dancers in 2019-2020. There are now 10 championship competition teams, 32 additional non-team classes, 5 Instructors and 2 studios! With IDT, Karissa wanted to provide an opportunity for dancers to receive instruction from highly qualified instructors in different genres of dance with the opportunity to perform/compete without the high expense or too much required time in the studio.
Karissa loves to hike, go sky diving, try new adventures and meet new people.She loves Disneyland, the beach, holidays (especially Christmas) and is a lifelong, loyal BYU fan. She is always ready for a party and loves to spend time with her family. She is the aunt to 3 beautiful little girls and can't wait for them to start taking her dance classes.
Karissa is so grateful for the America On Stage Competitions which provide a great atmosphere for all dancers to progress and succeed. She is honored that IDT has been awarded numerous A.O. S. Team Overall Grand Championships since 2012 and thankful for the A.O,S, Open Dance Nationals Studio Overall Grand Championships that IDT has been awarded in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Lindsey Camp  - Sunshine Dance Cedar  32340 Points

Lindsey Camp grew up dancing in the Color Country Dance Studio specializing in Jazz, Contemporary and Clogging. She opened her studio in Cedar City many years later and has been training students to get them most out of the talent, enjoying seeing them on stage wining several awards and Overalls.
Robbie Walker  - Idaho Rhythm  29140 Points

Robbie Walker has been stomping and double-stepping since the 80's! He's a proud alumni and now owner of Idaho Rhythm with his lovely and talented wife, Kara and 4 kids. The best place to relax and kick back? - - Date nights are the way to go!!!
Idaho Rhythm has been in the dance world since 1983, and has an amazing staff that creates a positive impact for kids that with an enrollment of over 400. They have been a staple in the local community and seek to enrich the lives of all students by creating a safe place for dancers to go and to grow. They believe that lessons in the classroom are lessons for life and have a 360 degree vision of building great kids, not just great dancers.
Amanda Wherry  - All About Dance  27665 Points

My name is Amanda Wherry and I am the owner/choreographer for All About Dance Studio in Twin Falls, ID! I have been dancing since I was 3 years old and I knew at an early age that my dream was to be a dance teacher. In 2011 I was able to open AAD, I felt so accomplished and like I had reached my goal, even more so this year since this year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary!
I went to the College of Southern Idaho where I danced on the dance team. My husband was a cheerleader for CSI which is how we met and now we have three wonderful kiddos.
I am so excited to be in the competition world and apart of the A.O.S. family!
Julia Penate  - Legacy Dance  22435 Points

Julia has studied and taught many styles of dance: jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop, Latin American folkloric, Arabic, Polynesian and ballroom. Her true love is ballroom. She also has a great love for choreography and has co-directed many musical theater productions including Annie, The Lion King Jr, The King and I, Hello Dolly, Seussical, Guys and Dolls Jr, Mulan, Beauty & The Beast, Into the Woods, and Aladdin Jr.

She has won many awards with the dance studio she owns and directs, Legacy Dance Studio, including many 1st place awards in jazz and ballroom, first place in the Utah Team Match championships in elementary ballroom, “Platinum” placement in jazz competitions, and received “Judges Choice” and “Top Technique” awards. As a ballroom competitor she has placed as a national finalist in Amateur Cabaret, Pre-Champ American Rhythm, and Gold Mambo and Swing.

Julia also enjoys teaching and playing the piano, but more than anything, spending time with her family.

Jackie Frazier  - R&R Company  21860 Points

“There is nothing that's worth working towards more than the confidence and pride when our girls shine.”
It has always been and always will be about the kids; their confidence, their growth, their joy, and the love they bring to my life. The kiddos, all of them, are what have built us into what we are today. At R&R Art Center we strive to CREATE, curating artistry, confidence, skill, and passion in each and everyone of our students, from age 2 to 99. I’ve been privileged to be a part of this community; a body of moms, volunteers, staff, teens, contractors, and spouses whose desires are as great as mine, building children from the inside out, while refining their technique and developing their art.
I’ve not only had the privilege of placing AOS' Director of the Year the last two years, but since 2019, I have also taken to the stage myself. After two kids and a 15 year break from competing, I've had the amazing opportunity to compete right alongside the kiddos that inspire me everyday. Our staff family shares my passion for not only the art of dance and the creativity in movement, but the drive for emotional enhancement of our students. I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for their support and dedication. We work together not only as a studio, but also as a team on the dance floor.
I started dancing at the age of 5 in a small town in Idaho, enjoying my high school years as a Pi-rette. I started teaching and choreographing in 2007 and received my master's degree in teaching in 2011. I opened my first studio in 2010, rebranding to a center filled with a preschool, dance, cheer, and tumbling program in 2014. I am honored to be spotlighted today, and grateful for the everyday experience and privilege of coaching my young students in multiple styles of dance. I am proud to state that what began as a small seven student dream in a master bedroom of a daycare, has now blossomed into a fully functioning community art center with standards for love and artistry above the rest.
Natalie Story  - N & B Dance Factory  21840 Points

As dance teachers we love seeing a dance come together. We love seeing what we choreograph come alive on stage! We love creating a routine or dance vision in our head that is amazing when it’s performed! We love watching our students grow and develop! Our dance studio was awarded director of the year, and that’s because we have such an amazing staff!!! I truly love and appreciate Miss Bree, Miss Abbie, Miss Jerica, Coach Kylee, Coach Sarah, Miss Mckell and Miss Michelle so much! Our assistants and subs are the best: Coach Terika, Miss Jayda, Miss Jacey, Miss Ragen, Miss Hannah and Coach Hannah!
What a great dance family we have! We love what we do!As dance teachers we all know we have the best job ever! And how Awesome is Greg and America On Stage! We love AOS!!!
Jana Shaw  - Shaw Dance  20075 Points

Dance has been and is a very important part of my life. I believe that students can learn things about themselves, others, and even other educational subject areas through dance that they could not learn in any other setting. I believe that dance should be a positive experience for all participants, regardless of whatever innate talents they may or may not have. Our philosophy is to build versatile, well-rounded dancers, while building the self-esteem and confidence of the individual.

Gold Level

Courtney Blaser  - Studio 17  19505 Points

Courtney Blaser began dancing at the age of 3. She has been extensively trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, and hip hop. She began dancing competitively when she was fourteen. In high school she was a member of the Eagle Edge Dance Team as well as a dancer at Studio C. She was captain her junior and senior year and lead her team to State, Regionals, and Nationals, taking the 1st place title in lyrical at the ESPN dance competition. After high school she went on to teach jazz in Boise. She continued her education at Boise State and danced there for six years, while pursuing her dance minor. She spent two college summers dancing for the Hotshots Dance Team performing at the Boise Burn games under the direction of Jaime Moore. She was also a member of the Del Sol Ballroom Dance Team. She graduated from Boise State in 2012 with a BA in Psychology. She moved to Payette seven years ago and is the owner of Studio 17, a local dance studio. She currently dances for FUSE in Boise. She has been married twelve years to the love of her life and has five children. She loves dancing and loves working with others as they continually teach her about love, passion, hard work, and success.
Brittany Stott  - Dancerz Edge  18955 Points

After moving to the small town of Meadow, Utah, Brittany Stott started teaching a few hours of dance to get out of the house. Eight years later Dancerz Edge Studio has blossomed into quite a few more hours out of the house for her. Brittany loves teaching her dancers, cloggers, and cheerleaders. However when she is not at the studio she is busy helping on the farm, chasing calves and kids, or catching up on laundry!! She enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 kids, they are usually outside and constantly jumping from one adventure to the next! Brittany is grateful for all the amazing relationships she has gained in her small town the last 10 years and the teachers that help her at the studio and succeed at life!
Cassie Warner  - Aspire Dance Company 17960 Points

Cassie Warner was born and raised in Reno, Nevada where she trained in the Cecchetti method of ballet. In high school, she continued her training in jazz, lyrical, and tap and performed with the Nevada Festival Ballet. Cassie attended BYU where she danced 3 years for the nationally acclaimed Cougarettes – winning the very first of what would become 19 national championship titles.
In her professional dance career, she danced on Odyssey Dance Theater under the direction of Derryl Yeager. She performed with Odyssey for 3 years, working with choreographers Derryl Yeager, Bonnie Story and Mia Michaels. She danced in Thriller and Shut Up and Dance. She continues to choreograph for many studios, drill teams, and soloists in the intermountain area. Her biggest passion is dancing along side her 6 daughters and is very happy that one little boy joined her family.
Wendy Schild  - Diva Dance Studio  16640 Points

We want recognize our top 15 directors from 2021 as we head into 2022! Wendy Schild has been the director of Diva Dance in Blackfoot, Idaho since 1988. She has been dancing since age two at her Mother's Dance Studio Lilya Dance & Gymnastics. Dance has always been Wendy's passion. She received her BA Dance Degree from Brigham Young University. While attending B.Y.U., she was a member of the Cougarette Dance Team, International Folk Dancers, and also Dancensemble. Wendy has enjoyed owning her Dance Studio and has loved helping her students reach their ultimate potential. Diva Dance is committed to providing each student with quality dance education in a professional, positive, and nurturing environment. Our Goal is to inspire, motivate, and enrich each student in the Art of Dance. Besides Dance, she also loves teaching Gymnastics and Aerial Silk.
Chansey Eames  - Straight Up Dance  14885 Points

“There is no greater joy than teaching our younger generation a talent, self discipline, accountability both to themselves and teammates, motivation, and confidence. These are attributes that will shape who they become. It’s amazing to watch the different dancers and see how they grow. I have never had a more fulfilling experience in my life.” – Chansey Eames In college, Chansey represented her school as the Dance Sterling Scholar and attended Snow College in the Dance Major Program on Scholarship. She later attended SLCC in Business Management. Chansey has toured/performed in DisneyLand, Carnival Cruise Lines, and throughout the Mexican Riviera.

Chansey continues to attend workshops annually so she can stay current on new dance styles and technique and is CLI certified.




Clogging/ Power Tap Directors of the Year

Double Platinum Level

LaChere Vawdrey  - Studio  164350 Points
& Emily Wright

LaChere was born and raised in Morgan, Utah. She, along with her 4 FABULOUS SISTERS have been clogging since the beginning of time… well…their time at least! She, along with her husband and dance partner, Randy Vawdrey , moved their family to Pocatello, ID 18 years ago. Since living in Idaho, LaChere has blessed her students with her talent and love of dance!! Her positive example, keen ear for the perfect rhythm and music, her high expectations of precision and a knack for helping each student rise to their full potential through hard work are just a few of the things that have inspired so many of her dancers. With a growing studio and the everyday demands of life, LaChere has added new teachers and staff members that have the same expectations to help make the studio better than ever. Recently, LaChere has welcomed her dearest friend, emerging dance teacher and “all-around” dedicated right hand man, Emily Wright, as a partner to the growing studio. We truly have been blessed with the best staff, the most dedicated students and super supportive parents ever!! LaChere, Randy and each member of the FAB 5 family have worked diligently to instill in each of the students and our dance family the importance of always “SHINING THE LIGHT”!!
We love our FAB 5 FAMILY!!
Kandice Anderson  - Studio  163040 Points
 & Cambria Gibson

Kandice and Cambria are in their 10th year as a studio, but they have been friends for much longer than that! Cambria and Kandice first competed a short duet together 20 years ago and won the short duet MVP. They love thinking back on how their studio began and how it has grown and changed over the past 10 years. There have been many personal and team MVP’s won, but more than winning they have seen their students fail and get back up, cheer on competitors, and become a proud part of this amazing clogging family with America On Stage. K&C’s FAB 5 studio not only teaches clogging, but offers friendships and memories that last a lifetime. Their studio would not be successful without their amazing teachers and behind the scenes help. Thanks Emileigh Hillstead! The students and parents at K&C’s FAB 5 studio are truly the best!

Platinum Level

Bethany Hulse  - Studio  144330 Points

I’m Bethany Hulse! Owner and Director of Extreme Rhythm Cloggers. Lucky enough to be Mom to 4 spunky kids and wife to the best, most supportive, husband ever! Really he must be crazy to let me do this for the past almost 16 years, but don’t point it out . I stay sane by always have a book (or 3) that I am reading....over Christmas break I finished 7 My ideal day of would be spent in the mountains with all the books and unlimited snacks, PLUS a sign that said “if you need something, ask DAD!”
I love America On Stage and all that it does to build a community of cloggers. Looking forward to another year of competition.
Maria & Greg Tucker  - Studio  140190 Points

Maria and Greg direct Rocky Mtn Express. Maria has been teaching for 25 years, Greg 27 years, and just celebrated our studio’s anniversary recital. Maria: I graduated from BYU with a teaching degree and a dance minor. I had my dream teaching job lined up, but then suddenly switched gears and decided to focus on teaching dance instead... and I’ve never looked back! I absolutely love my job, mostly because of the people that come with it. Oh, and I’m also a major movie star because of dance- (you can ask for my autograph next time you see me You just never know where clogging can take you, and I am living proof! Love this life we have.
Tara Osborn  - Studio  91655 Points

Tara Osborn is the owner/director of the Foothill Clogging in Genola, Utah. After being away from clogging for ten years, her love for clogging brought her back. She decided to try and share her love of dance with all those around. Foothill loves competing with America on Stage and performing as much as possible. In the past 16 years they have toured as a studio to California 3 times, Branson Missouri 2 times, and a cruise to the Bahamas.
She is extremely grateful to have strengthened her studio in ability and size over the last 16 years to a full time business. Now 160+ dancers strong. She is blessed with so many amazing dancers, families, and friends in her life due to this amazing thing we call clogging. Tara says her most favorite thing about clogging is being able to share it with Jenna, her daughter. If she is not clogging or working on her studio, she prefers to spend her time hanging with her family, being a booster mom, scrapbooking, or riding a horse. Tara and her husband own a small ranch where we work together with our two boys and one daughter.
Vickie Neilson  - Studio  90720 Points
& Ashley Fewkes

NRG has been established for 19 years... It is staffed and ran by family. NRG has so much love and cherishes all their dance families and students so much. The families we have met along the way have been such a blessing in our lives. Vickie Neilson runs ALL behind the scenes from tours, registeration, shoe orders, make-up and we all know the list goes on and on. Ashley Fewkes runs the students lol choreography, music and etc. She also has 2 daughters that help her out tremendously and do an incredible job. Presley Fewkes who is 13, she is a cheerleader at North Layton Jr High and 2019 MVP Female freestyle title holder and EvVah Fewkes who is 11 and In Student Government at her school is 2018 MVP Rookie winner. Together they are quite the team. Vickie has been in the clogging business for years it goes way back to Brian and the Steele Family Cloggers. She loves those memories. Her Husband is Frank Neilson, they have been married for 43 years and together they have 5 children, 20 grandchildren and just recently in September joined the Great Grandma and Grandpa club and loving it. She has been doing daycare for 35+ years. I think it's safe to say she adores children. Ashley has been clogging since the age of 8 and teaching since 11. She has been married to her "Clogging" sweetheart Preston Fewkes for almost 15 years. They have 4 children. Presley 13, EvVah 11, Tyce 9 and then 2 year old Madden. Ashley has also been a cosmetologist for 16 years. Vickie and Ashley love clogging and love owning a studio to be able to share their love for dance with all their amazing hard working and so very talented students. Thank you to America on Stage for all they do for the clogging world and love they give for all of us to share our talents. A very BIG Good luck to NRG this season, we love you!!!
Adison & Hailey Hillstead  - Studio  75995 Points

Hailey is the owner of GCS taking care of all the behind-the-scenes business legwork and together Adison and Hailey direct Ground Control Studio out of Twin Falls, Idaho both instructing, choreographing and coaching students. Their dream has been to expand their studio to include more dance space and dance styles- something they were finally able to achieve in 2019! Ground Control Studio now has clogging/power tap, ballroom and hip hop programs with almost 100 students and an amazing staff!
The Hillsteads also choreograph theatrical routines for the local TFHS show choir JIVE! and produce two large musical productions a year on top of their studio’s annual dance show featured every May at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Twin Falls. Hailey Hillstead’s love for theatre keeps her busy acting, singing and dancing on stage in local musicals each year- and she also runs a wedding floral business of her own on the side, while Adison Hillstead, A.O.S. Hall of Fame and Ring of Glory inductee, tours with the ALL THAT all-male clogging group throughout the year. Little Lexi Hillstead is turning 9 this year and loves dancing ballet. Their combined love for the outdoors and travel is what this little family enjoys most when they’re not already singing, laughing and dancing together.
The Hillsteads and Ground Control Studio are excited to bring their new ideas and hard working teams to the stage for another year of fun! Thank you, America On Stage!
Brandi Gollinger  - Studio  66935 Points

“They say it takes a village, and my village is truly the best. I’m blessed with the most incredible, supportive families who donate hundreds of volunteer hours to our studio family each year. These volunteers allow me to keep tuition costs low and provide opportunities for dancers to take classes in multiple dance styles each week. Our families tell me the studio is their second home and I couldn’t ask for a better compliment. I want every dancer who enters our doors to feel like a star, and to know that their potential is limitless! In our studio we work hard to focus on growing friendships and building a love of dance and performing. We support each other on and off the stage, and we will always support those in our extended dance community.
I’ll forever and always refer to my dancers as “my kids”. Being a dance is mom is THE BEST JOB EVER and brings me blessings beyond measure! Here’s to 25 years of friendship, dance and memories! We are looking forward to getting the season with America on Stage started in just a few weeks! Thanks Greg Travis Tucker for all you to do to help my Starz SHINE! ”
Robbie Walker  - Studio  55180 Points

Robbie Walker has been stomping and double-stepping since the 80's! He's a proud alumni and now owner of Idaho Rhythm with his lovely and talented wife, Kara and 4 kids. The best place to relax and kick back? - - Date nights are the way to go!!!
Idaho Rhythm has been in the dance world since 1983, and has an amazing staff that creates a positive impact for kids that with an enrollment of over 400. They have been a staple in the local community and seek to enrich the lives of all students by creating a safe place for dancers to go and to grow. They believe that lessons in the classroom are lessons for life and have a 360 degree vision of building great kids, not just great dancers.
Kasandra Parker  - Studio  44825 Points

Hi! I’m Kasandra Parker - director of In Step Clogging in Rigby, Idaho. This is our 12th year as a studio! We are loving what we’re doing and loving all the students we get to interact with!
I’m blessed to have fantastic teachers and amazing clogging families who make this worth it!!
My favorite place to relax and chill weekly is my date nights with my hubby. And the ultimate is when we get to do that on a warm sunny beach!!

Gold Level

Krista Hasler  - Studio  30370 Points
Krista Hasler is the director of DoubleTap Dance Company in Boise Idaho.
McKenna Flores  - Studio  27750 Points

McKenna is the owner and director of stomp it out cloggers. Ever since she was little, she knew she wanted to be a mom and have a clogging studio just like her mom and aunt. McKenna grew up dancing with her mom at Clogging Express, then her aunt and uncle with Rocky Mountain Express. She started her studio in her parents basement at age 16 as a way to pay for her own clogging tours. After high school, she continued her studio while attending BYU and dancing on the BYU folk dance team. Upon graduation her studio has grown, and she continues to have a passion to help others find a love for clogging, performance, and helping develop self confidence. It’s her dream come true.
Sarah & Reed Rivkind  - Studio  36340 Points

Clogging is a family affair for us! Sarah has 38 years of experience in the dance world with 32 of that in clogging specifically. Sarah grew up dancing from the age of 3 and found clogging at the age of 8 where she instantly fell in love. Sarah has taken many classes in other dance forms such as tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, ballroom, and folk dance, but clogging always wins out as her favorite. Sarah met Reed in 1997 and Reed saw Sarah’s love of clogging and asked to join an adult class to learn it with her. The two were married in 1998 and had many opportunities to travel, perform, and compete all over the world before they had their first child, Lily, in 2002 and a few more travel experiences before their second child, Dalton, came in 2006.
Sarah has danced at many studios in her 32 years of clogging. She danced competitively in her teens and early twenties and won many team titles and few titles of her own as well. She has performed professionally with a traveling clogging group, Powerhouse!!! and performed throughout Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Russia, and the USA with the folk dance group, Clog America.
Sarah has been teaching private lessons since she was 14 and began teaching clogging teams in 2013 by teaching a recreation adult team where she fell in love with teaching. Her family of 4 dance on several teams together and also compete as a family. With four cloggers living in the same house, we have a noisy home but we all love it! Every decision we make as a family involves clogging in some way and I always say my motto is: “For the love of clogging!”
I formed J4C Rhythm & Sole Clogging to share my love of clogging with others. I want to build a strong dance family with a love of each other and clogging. My goal is to teach sportsmanship to our dancers. They need to be happy to win but happy for their competitors as well. I want dancers to gain an understanding of hard work and dedication to meet a common goal as a team and as individuals. I believe that dancers need to have a safe, fun, and friendly environment where they can come and work hard but play hard as well.
Veva Ahlstrom  - Studio  23565 Points

With 4 talented sisters ahead of me dancing constantly, I grew up napping on the go due to dance events. This created a love for dance early on, and my first competition was at the age of 2. This love for dance lead to multiple individual and duet MVP's at AOS Nationals, AOS Hall of Fame, the Ring of Glory, and 2 Jr. Olympic Female Freestyle Gold medals as well as a Jr. Olympic Gold medal Duet. I soon married and moved away, but dance just couldn't get out of my system. Upon moving, his family asked me to teach their children dance. This was the start to my own studio in Arizona. The following year my sisters and I, The Fab 5, would compete on America's Got Talent, making it to the Finals. My studio continues to grow in the Valley of the Sun, and its goal is to create a positive atmosphere, where the dancers learn not only correct dance steps, but the value of hard work and true friendship! As the director and teacher, I continue to learn a lot from my Fab 4 sisters ahead of me: They are kind and gracious, and are always willing to help. In fact, my studio would not exist without them: they have given me hours upon hours of help from music, costumes, teaching, cheering for my dancers, and cleaning my teams' routines (even when they knew my team would possibly compete against their team.) Ultimately, isn't that what it is all about: inspiring, helping, and lifting those around you, even if they are your competition. This is my hope for my students in my studio, that they will learn this concept. I'm grateful for America On Stage for providing us a place to learn, teach, grow, and develop individuals' characters, what a blessing the organization is to all of us. Relaxin' and Chillin' in Morgan, UT!
Amber Henrie  - Studio  20695 Points

Amber Henrie is a member of the All Star All-American team in freestyle, solos, short duet and long duet. Amber has been clogging for 20+ years and teaching for 12 years. Before starting NextStep, she previously taught for Pride & Passion Studio and Extreme Rhythm. Amber is an award winning dancer, instructor and choreographer. She has had the opportunity to perform and compete all over the world including Disneyland, Nashville, Las Vegas, New York City, London, Serbia, Romania and more. Amber graduated from BYU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Dance. She is married to a very supportive husband, Austin Henrie, and they have 3 awesome kids (Claire, Jack and Tucker). Amber has a passion for dancing and teaching. She strives to help her students see the best in themselves, and to build confidence on and off the stage.





2022 Directors of the Year CURRENT Standings
What are Directors of the year?
Each studio's SUPERStar points are added all year long together!
At Nationals, the 15 studios with the most SUPERStar points are crowned Directors of the Year.

The TOP TWO Directors will be called DOUBLE PLATINUM Directors of the Year
The next 8 Directors will be called PLATINUM Directors of the Year
The next top 5 Directors will be called GOLD Directors of the Year

Last competition updated:
Autumnfest Championships 2022


Dance (2022 Final Rankings below)
Points Studio Director
66235 Step In Time Dance Kimberly Nelson
48270 N-Step Dance Academy, Inc. Shanna Cook
33460 Intensity Dance Team Karissa Molen
32340 Sunshine Dance Cedar Lindsey Camp
29140 Idaho Rhythm Dance Co. Robbie Walker
27665 All About Dance Studio Amanda Wherry
22435 Legacy Dance Studio Julia Penate
21860 R & R Company Jackie Frazier
21840 N & B Dance Factory Natalie Story & Bella C
20075 Shaw Dance Studio, Inc. Jana Shaw
19505 Studio 17 Courtney Blaser
18955 Dancerz Edge Brittany Stott
17960 Aspire Dance Academy Cassie Warner
16640 Diva Dance Company Wendy Schild
14885 Straight Up Dance Academy Chansey Eames
14475 MCD Dance Academy Marnie Shook
13710 Fierce Dance Studio Trisha Cuvelier
12250 Razz & Rhythm Dance Academy Missy Maughan
12075 Hot Shots Dance Studio Colleen Bills
12045 Jr Jam Dance Studio Debbie Kishpaugh
11940 TGA Triple Step Dance Jessica Mohler
11580 Dance Unlimited Rigby Krista Briggs
11290 Atomic Dance Studio Shawnee Higham
11150 Ultimate Dance Etc. Hillary Howard/ Misty Anderson
11015 American Expression of Dance Anne Weichers
10775 Center Stage Performing Arts Kim DelGrosso
10760 Backstage Dance & Tumbling, LLC Amy Bertram
10725 Lake Dance Steps Raquel Lake
10470 Dance Image Academy Coach D Dannielle Manus
10080 TGG Dance Studio LLC Jared Lopez
10050 The Ridge Academy of Dance Shauntell Bird
9940 Encore Dance Studio Julia Tatton
9575 Impact Dance Center Adrian Goto
9265 Dance Force dance studio Brook Jensen
8735 Methods of Movement Susan English & Mindy Rooney
8660 BMDC Giselle Rasheta
8600 Today's Generation Peggy Earl & Lori Baker
8560 Dancer's Edge Rexburg Kelsie Carter
8540 Dance Extreme 2.0 Alicia Fowler
8355 Dansation Brianne Bennett
7745 Bliss - Life Cehtre Athletics Attn Bliss Cassi Cook
7280 American Falls Studio Ashley Ames
6930 Dance Fusion Michelle Summers
6775 The Point Dance Studio Jeanine Nielson
6690 Ignite Studio Jessica Lavigne and Katelyn Elison
6450 T & T Dance Tawna & Taura Marriott
6435 Step-N-Time "Creative Motion" Trina Mittelstadt
6345 Legacy Dance Company Ciera Hensley & Amanda Heine
5660 Ardour Dance Centre Kayla Iverson
5555 Express Yourself Dance Jennifer Feltner
5490 Divine Dance Studio Samantha Daniels
5455 Seasons Dance Company Aissa Mitton
5410 Thompson Lane Entertainment Rosalyn Korany
4925 TDC Athletics Jordan Boyle
4895 Dance N' Toes Brooke Cherry
4835 Fuzion Dance Studio Marcel Parkinson
4785 Dynamics Studios Kimberly Hobbs
4590 Nebo Dance Academy Nikkii Sperry
4560 Spartan Dance Force Sandee Nelson
4260 Dance Extreme 2.0 Alicia Cavazos
4000 Synergy Brittney Holman
3815 Starstruck Dance & Tumbling Brandy Christensen
3810 Motions Dance Studio Hannah McKarcher
3795 Dancers Edge Studios Michelle Pecora
3650 Dance Allegro Academy Jessica Seymour
3525 Limited Edition Studio Sharon Wall / Nicole Wall
3445 Color Country Cloggers/Sunshine Dance Parowan Heather Mineer
3380 Just Dance Brittany Ann Dyches
3345 Vision Dance Center Lisa Bunker
3185 The Refinery Academy of Dance Michelle Capunay
2925 Innovations Dance Academy Brianna Griffeth
2760 Grace Dance Academy Nikki Heidemann
2760 STARS! Katrina Wyckoff and Caddie Welling
2700 Mining City Dance Co. Kathy Rowe
2700 Empact Athletics Kensley Moss
2585 Elite Dance Force Shari Mauldin
2550 Spark Dance Academy EmmaLee Hammond, Amy Shumway, and Natalli Ellsworth
2295 TDC Athletics Sara Scott
2280 ECHO School of Dance Echo Waldron
2145 Linda Fenton Dance Studio Brittani Bailey
2115 Spot On Dance Studio Jazlyn Hyder
2015 Precious Gems Dance Studio Brittany Hoyt
2000 Inspire Dance Academy Natalie McQuiston
1980 Pure Heart Dance Becky Bradshaw
1860 The Dance Club Sheryl Dowling
1825 LaShars Dance Studio Jennifer Dean
1790 The Rhythm Dance Academy Trinity Vincent
1780 Backstage Dance Center Anne Sakolsky-Basquill
1770 Extreme Amber kendall
1705 Canyon Dance Academy Andrea Worwood
1655 Lil' Utes Cheer Squad Tamra Yazzie
1620 All American Spirit Ashlee Howell
1605 Dazzling Stars Performance Cheer Diane Windley & Shelli Welch
1580 Synergy Dance Academy Meghan Honey- S.Mortensen
1565 5678 Dance Company Deonna Wells
1550 Little Steps Dance Jennifer and Laureasa Ricci
1450 Becky's School of Dance "Acclaim" Jamie Cole
1440 Rockie Mountain Stars Kateira Patterson
1415 Starshine Studios, LLC Shannon Wilson
1380 Ascend Dance Studio Katelyn Elison & Jessica Lavigne
1300 Western Elite Academy Jackie Hammrich
1290 In Motion Dance Studio LeAndrena Hadlock & Wendy Francis
1285 Wyldfire Dance Studio April Craig
1260 Dance Academy Jill Trane
1260 Dance with Erin Hartigan Erin Leigh Hartigan
1245 Dance Amour Michelle Bahr
1200 Star Valley Dance Amanda Culpepper
1115 Platinum Dance Company Courtney Steele
1035 Stomp it Out Cloggers McKenna Flores
1000 Mustang Dance Team Tiffany Chandler
990 Move Dance Studio Cherese Emery
985 Dance Company Jennifer Hill
960 Instep Dance studio Tasha Jackson Timberlee Wood
900 TDS - The Danz Studio TeriLee Hammond
895 No Sweat Dance Co. Vicki Wartman
810 Helper Rush Cheer Kayla Haycock / Shianne Cooper
800 Studio 56 Dance Center Amy Moore
775 Pirates Cheer Missy Fossat
750 Lorelle McPhee Dance Lorelle McPhee
735 The Spot Dance Studio Andrea Williams-Rhodes
730 Ground Control Studio Adison Hillstead & Hailey Hillstead
715 Provo High Dance Jocelyn Smith
690 Elite Academy NaCole Brown
665 Studio B Dance Company Natalie Butler
565 C & C dance company Cacede Cim Conroy
545 Dance Unlimited Christina Shell & Tamra Nefzger
495 The Company Dance Collaborative Samantha Daniels
485 Utah COPA Suzanne J. Balser
470 Dynamite Cheer Kellie Buchanan
470 The Dance Centre Charity Duersch
425 Danceography Jessica Struchen
400 Salto Tumbling, Cheer & Dance Kate Spencer
385 A to Z Evolution Cheryl Ward
350 Expressions Dance Amy Simkins
325 OMS Cheer Amanda Smith
320 Dance Attitude Carol Springer
320 American Academy of Innovation Tera Thorne
320 Heart and Soul Dancers Laura Ward
295 The movement dance center Ricci Phillips Galvan
270 Red Rock Dance and Performing Arts Jenna Corry
270 The Pointe Academy Megan Warnick
240 Morgan Academy of Dance Yvonne Kennison
240 Kickin' It Dance Co Tammy Westberg/Brook Sellers
240 Rocky Mountain Dance Trisha Wilstead
225 Lost Tribe Dance Kioa Delos Reyes
225 Artistic Dance Project Mady Beighley and Janalyn Memmott
210 West Pointe Studios Donna Clinger
190 HC Dance Company Hailey Christensen
175 Mountain Crest Dance Alliance Quin Miley
175 Elevated Dance Project Melissa Larson & Kim Machado
165 Ultimate Dance Experience Hillary Howard/ Misty Anderson
160 Steps PAC Susan L Crowther
155 The Company SLC Amber Strong
140 Independent Tara Penner
135 Morgan Academy of Dance Kalie Wessman
130 Tanglewood Studios Shayell McBride, Kari Marble
120 Best Dance Company Stacey Landon & Jennifer Toll
115 Dance Impressions Mallorie Johns
115 Shantel's Voice Studio Shantel Bingham
90 Utah Dance Artists Brooke Healy
90 Dance Addiction Nikole Schultz
80 Studio 1 McKenna Lynch
75 - Hailey Christensen
60 Premier Dance Center Misty Frisbey
60 Beaver Dance Academy Danielle Fails
60 Project Dance Lisa Timothy
60 Poise Dance Center Brook Cain & Brittney Dahlman
55 The Dancer's Edge Kyleigh Dye
50 Synergy Academy Kristen Evans
50 Motion Dance Academy Kacie Christensen
30 Velocity Dance Studio Ashley Elggren
30 Elevate Dance Academy Jessica Balcer
30 Just Dance Company Sara Kelley
30 Rhythm Nation Tap Company Wendy Isaacson
30 Discovery Dance School Kristen Combs and Chelby Vogt
30 Elite Academy Daycia Cowley
30 Project Move Melanie Walker and Kayla Bagshaw
30 Gotta Dance Trish Madden
25 Empowered Dance Misty Peterson
25 Dance Factory Studio Kristie L. Roche
25 Sorella Dance Company Niqole Riding and Tiffany Patten
25 jazz n place dance studio Chelsey Befus
15 The Dance Annex Lindsay Glover
15 Groove The Academy Allie Short and Kim Boulton
15 Legacy Performing Arts Academy Lianne Ames
15 CAA Tawnie simpson


Power Tap / Clogging
Points Studio Director
9550 Extreme Rhythm Bethany Hulse
9365 Rocky Mountain Express Maria Tucker
8805 LaChere's Fab 5 Studio LaChere Vawdrey
8440 K & C's Fab 5 Studio Kandice Anderson & C. Gib
5530 Foothill Cloggers Tara Osborn
3845 Stomp it Out Cloggers McKenna Flores
3055 NextStep Amber Henrie
800 Just 4 Clicks (and Moore!) Jamie and Ryan Moore
505 Starz Unlimited Brandi Gollinger
410 Gem Cloggers Leah & Dan Coffman
155 Pulse Force Clogging Nicale Yarbrough
95 In Step Clogging Kasandra Parker


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