With years of experience in many different styles and dance genres, Madie Gruhn brings a fresh eye to the dance team world. Madie has been dancing since she was three years old, first learning Ballet and Tap. As she got older, she grew to dance in different styles, like ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and lyrical, but she especially loves pom from the dance team world. Madie's mom, Jaci Gruhn, has been involved with dance team for over 20 years, significantly influencing Madie's life. In high school, Madie danced at South Bay Dance Company and for the Capital Cougarettes Dance team, both under direction of her high school coaches, Sungja Albright and Jaci Gruhn. Madie helped lead her team to a state championship in the 3A pom category in 2019, which catapulted Capital for many more fantastic pom, dance, and game day routines in the future (and more to come). Following Capital's win in 2019, Madie competed with the Westside Select Allstar team and placed third in the nation in the Pom category at the Varsity All-American Championships. In 2018 and 2019, Madie was named Inside Dance Magazine All-American Dancer of the Year! In 2019 as well, Madie was nominated as the Thurston County Girls Sports Star of the Year.
Madie loves the dance team world and now specializes in Pom, Gameday, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, and College and Professional Dance Prep Training. Madie currently teaches at Revolution Dance Factory and also choreographs routines.
Madie is moving into her third season as a collegiate dancer for the University of Washington dance team. Last year, Madie traveled to Orlando, Florida, to compete in the UDA College National Dance Team Championship. As a Junior in college, Madie is earning her undergraduate degree in Media and Communications and a business minor. In her small ounce of free time, Madie is a brand ambassador for many incredible brands you see in stores like Starface, Alani Nu, and other small businesses around Washington. Madie is eager and excited for the hopeful future that awaits her when it comes to the dance team world.
Lindsay is the former Head Coach of Decatur High School Dance Team, leading them to countless State and National titles throughout her 16-year reign. In 2010, and 2013 she was awarded Dance Coach of the Year from the Washington State Dance/Drill Coaches Association. In 2019, Lindsay was inducted into the Washington State Dance Drill Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Currently, Lindsay is in her 4th year with Tribe 99 Choreo-Connect as a choreographer and consultant and is serving as President of the Washington State Dance Drill Coaches Association and also serving on the board of the National Dance Coaches Association. Lindsay enjoys teaching, consulting, speaking at conferences and judging at both the state and national level.
Sarah and her sister, Sydney, have choreographed dance workout classes for STEEZY Studio, as well as for the North Dakota State University Dance Team where they competed in the D1 Division at UDA Nationals (and placed 2nd!). They also recently choreographed for Pretenderâs Studioâs collaboration with Squad Harmonix at Disneyland and for local weddings in the LA area.
She can't wait to return to Elite Dance Camp this year to push boundaries and share her passion for dance with others!
Sara was a dancer for NBA, and coached, choreographed for, and trained several Highschool dance teams before becoming a member of Allegro Performing Arts Academy's staff in 2001. Sara has trained and taught the amazing students at Allegro for 20 years. She co-founded Allegro's competitive Hip Hop company P.U.R.E. Sara has helped create a strong, competitive nationally recognized team that has won many awards and titles from leading dance competitions in the industry. Sara continues to mentor students and staff members alike on teaching practices within the dance classroom. A choreographer and rehearsal director for Allegro Precision Dance Company for the last 15 years, Sara has won numerous regional and national awards for her work. Although awards are fun, Sara thrives on rigorous training and the power of the classroom- and believes this is where dancers are born.
She continued her dance education and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington. There she fell in love with dance anatomy and biomechanics, and went on to earn her P.T. Certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Her education and unique approach to div awareness has allowed even her youngest students to excel in technique, strength, and flexibility. Her students have won national titlist recognition with her training and choreography, and have gone on to have successful careers in the arts across the country. Megan continues to share her passion helping dancers strive for excellence in their art and reach their dreams.
During high school, Jaylynn was not only a member but the Captain of the Moses Lake drill team, graduating in 2014. Immediately following, Jaylynn attended Washington State University where she was on the Crimson Girl Dance Team for 2 years. In 2018, Jaylynn put her education on pause to take over as the new Head coach for Moses Lake high school Drill team (one of her many dreams come true), and has been coaching ever since. She has danced for a total of 15 years and couldn't picture her life any other way, she loves nothing more than being in the studio or in the gym with her team.
She is graduating with her BA in sociology and psychology this fall from WSU. She looks forward to more years of coaching, teaching, mentoring and sharing the love of dance with others. Her two favorite things to see in a dancer are: passion and effort!
His experience comes from being a member of Kentwood's Dance Team where, in his senior year, he won two state trophies in Hip Hop and Show. He has danced for teams such as SINI-HHA (Bellingham, WA) and Studio 3 Company (Seattle, WA). He has taught classes around the greater Seattle area and helps assists and trains the Seattle Storm Dance Troupe during the WNBA Season. Jeremy also makes dance videos and posts regular clips on his Instagram @ jeremygalvez.
Most recently, she has performed at Seattle Pride main stage, Pacific Northwest Ballet's "Next Step: Inside Out", the US Special Olympics opening ceremony, and as a guest for Chamber Dance Company in "Falling". She has also been involved in numerous shows put on by the Seattle dance community including, "Soul Out", "No Flex Zone", "Hatch", "Love Letters", Westlake Dance Center's "Sign of the Times", and Cruz Control's "Transition", and "Throwback". Her mission as a performing artist and as an educator is to promote inclusivity, community, and conversation through art.
Jordyn has been teaching for 5 years all around Washington and San Diego. She has worked choreographed for several middle and high school dance teams. She has also choreographed for the Seattle Storm Dance Troupe for 4 years.
Teaching has been a passion of Jordyn's since she was young. She is excited to be back at Elite!