Jackie Koegel

Jackie has been an international award-winning coach and choreographer for over 2 decades. She began her competitive career on her high school team in Iowa and continued her dance career at the University of Louisville. After college, she followed her passion for dance to Oregon where she coached the Southridge Hawkettes to national prominence, a position they held for over a decade. Jackie led the Hawkettes to finals at the UDA National Dance Team Championships for several years and helped achieve numerous other local titles. In 2016, Jackie was named Oregon 6A Coach of the Year. 

Jackie currently choreographs and consults for high school, college, All-Star, and pro teams. Her choreography and indefatigable spirit has helped many teams win state titles, as well as local and national awards. Her work can be seen at a variety of competition circuits including UDA, NDA, DTU, Worlds/Summit, Jamfest and WCE. In addition, Jackie has also worked with various companies including Nike, Adidas and the Portland Trailblazers. 

Jackie's coaching and choreography philosophy has always reflected a genuine interest in those she works with. She asks her students to redefine their boundaries and set new goals when creating and working with teams. Her passion for connecting and mentoring dancers is a major component in her overall creative process and success.    

Jackie currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

 Wanda Brown Weir

Wanda Brown Weir is the former 3 year Director/Choreographer of the NBA Washington Wizards Dance Team. Prior to joining the Wizards Dance Team as a dancer in 2003, Wanda was a member of the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders for two years. 

Wanda worked as an instructor and head instructor for Universal Dance Association for seven years while also working as a territory manager for UDA and sales representative with Varsity Spirit Fashion. 

Wanda is also the former captain/choreographer of the multi-championed Towson University Dance Team and former coach of the George Washington University First Ladies Dance Team. 

For over twenty years, Wanda has judged for many local, state and national competitions including The Dance Worlds (10 year veteran judge), UDA and NDA high school, all-star and collegiate championships & nationals. 

Currently, Wanda is Owner/Creative Director for Premier Dance DC and Head Coach for Catholic University. Wanda is a sought after dance fitness consultant, speaker and motivational coach.

 Patrick Pulkrabek

Patrick Pulkrabek has taught at Allegro Performing Arts Academy in Kent WA for the past 16 years. Patrick's choreography has recently been seen on NBC's World of Dance Season 4! His choreography has won many awards regionally and nationally and has students working all over the world, including a main character in ABC family's Bunheads and a top 3 contestant on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition and NBC's World Of Dance

Patrick has students attending prestigious Universities including USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, NYU Tisch, University of Arizona, University of Idaho, and Chapman University to name a few. Patrick is currently on staff or Kids Artistic Revue Dance Convention. 

Patrick grew up in Hutchinson Minnesota were he studied Ballet and Jazz. He graduated in 2003 from Perpich Center for Arts Education, the Arts High School. He received his BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts in 2007. Patrick joined Spectrum Dance Theater under artistic director Donald Byrd as a company member in early 2008 to 2012. He has performed many lead roles by world famous choreographers including Martha Graham, Mercce Cunningham, Gus Solomon Jr. and Donald Byrd, and has performed many full length ballets including the Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia, and many more. Patrick has worked with the 5th Avenue theater in Seattle and was featured as Dream Curly in California Music Theater's revival of Oklahoma! Patrick's love and passion for dance is infectious and he loves sharing his passion and knowledge with everyone he meets. 

 Lindsay Starr Dye

With over 22 years of dance experience, Lindsay Starr brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the industry. Lindsay is a nationally awarded coach and choreographer for numerous schools, studios and all-star dance teams, including her choreography consistently finishing in the top three at UDA NDTC, DTU National Championships, Contest of Champions, and USA Dance Nationals. 

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.






 Jaret Hughes

Jaret Hughes has over 25 years of dance experience, with Hip Hop being his specialty along with training in Modern, Jazz, Ballet and African. Jaret also has over 20 years of choreographing and teaching experience with all ages, including over 21 years at Elizabeth's Dance Dimensions in Kirkland, Washington. 

Jaret's choreography credits include the L.A. Clippers Spirit Dance Team (guest choreographer), Seattle Supersonics Dance Team for 5 years, founder of Twisted Elegance from Seattle and LA's debut of 2wisted Elegance with the help of his good friend Joey Cooper, Modazz Competition Teams at Elizabeth's Dance Dimensions, co-choreographer and dancer for EVE in LA, and assistant choreographer / assistant Artistic Director for the AAA Invitation Feedback video contest submission for Janet Jackson. Jaret has been a part of Elite Dance Camps teaching staff since 2004.








 Ashley Naset

Ashley has danced almost her entire life and has been teaching for nearly 20 years. She is trained in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, pom, kick line, and musical theater. Growing up she was on her junior and high school dance teams with having leadership positions on both. Since graduating from high school, she's performed all around Seattle with groups including Eastside Moving Company, En'Lair and Enertia. Special performances include Westlake's Sign of the Times, Rex Kinney's Rivival, and the DaCi Dance Conference held in Kingston, Jamaica. She has choreographed for many groups including middle school, high school, collegiate and professional NBA dance teams.

She was a coach for Kentridge High School for ten years, where she received WSDDCA Co-Coach of the Year with her sister, Staci. As a coach and/or choreographer, Ashley has 17 State Titles under her belt. She has been a speaker for coaches conferences conducting classes on many different topics relating to dance. Many of her dancers have gone onto collegiate and professional dance teams, Broadway, and feature dancers on the Disney channel. She currently teaches dance in studios around Washington, teaches BootyBarre to adults, and choreographs for dance teams around the Northwest. You can also find her judging competitions and has held Education Director for the WSDDJA for the last few years. 





 Madi Gingerich

Madi was born and raised in Renton, WA and started her dance career at 4 years old. Her 20 years of experience consist of taking a variety of dance classes in studios, joining the Northwood Middle School and Kentridge High School Dance Teams where she served as Captain and competed in Dance, Kick, and Show. Since then, she went back to Northwood and Kentridge to coach for 2 years, was a member of the 2019 Seahawks Dancers, and is going into her 5th year instructing at Elite. 

Now currently residing in Bothell, you can find Madi working as a Marketing Coordinator for a commercial real estate company, traveling, and most recently planning her wedding! She loves the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. She looks forward to teaching at Elite every year because of the diversity of dancers, passion, and determination they give!








 Sarah Seese

Sarah has been dancing competitively since age five and is trained extensively in a broad range of styles, including hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, ballet, lyrical, tap, and pom. While pursuing biopsychology at University of California, Santa Barbara, Sarah directed a competitive hip-hop company for three years. She has since continued her training by joining several LA-based dance companies, VMO and Soul Fresh. 

Sarah is presently an instructor at a dance studio in Santa Monica and an NBA dancer for the Los Angeles Clippers. She plans to continue to set goals, push boundaries, and share her passion for dance with others. She is so excited to be returning to Elite Dance Camp this year! 










 Sydney Seese

Sydney has ALWAYS loved to dance and is trained in a broad range of styles, but primarily teaches in the styles of pom, hip-hop and jazz. Her dance career has included membership on various competitive teams, at both the high school and collegiate level. During her undergraduate career at the University of Connecticut, Sydney was a member of the UConn Kickline Team, UConn Dance Company, and competed on the UConn Dance Team. During her time on the UConn Dance team, Sydney competed in both hip hop and jazz at NDA Nationals, as well as was afforded the opportunity to perform for collegiate basketball and football games. Sydney has leadership experience as a Captain of the UConn Dance Team, as well as coaching and teaching experiences across the US, including Washington, Connecticut, Maryland and California. She most recently has assisted teaching dance workout classes with her sister Sarah for Steezy Studio. They also recently choreographed a pom routine for the North Dakota State University Dance Team where they competed in the D1 Division at UDA Nationals (and placed 2nd!). 

More recently, Sydney has been pursuing a PH.D. in Human Development and Psychology at UCLA, but spends her free time dancing!

This will be Sydney's 8th year teaching at Elite and she always enjoys the enthusiasm, spirit and hard-work that dancers bring to her class at camp! 




 Phi VoBa

Phi VoBa is a dance performer, choreographer, and teacher based in the greater Seattle area specializing in street styles and choreography.  He has worked throughout the community as well as commercially, performing for the Monsters of Hip Hop 2017 Show, the Seahawks Dancers, Macklemore, and more.


 Sara Palmer

While pursuing her dance career, Sara earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science and her Masters degree in Education from Pacific Lutheran University with a secondary degree in Literacy in the classroom.  She earned accolades for this teaching career when she received runner-up for 2009, and FIRST place for 2010 King 5 Best of the West in the Favorite teacher category. She was nominated in 2011, 2012 and took runner-up in 2013. After her years in Kent School District, Sara made the move to Tahoma School District where she currently is teaching English.   
 

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.   

  

 Megan Butler

Megan has been teaching ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and jazz professionally for the past 19 years. She is known for her award winning choreography, injury prevention and recovery work, and dedication to her students. Megan has worked under top choreographers including Mandy Moore, Tabitha and Napoleon, and has traveled internationally as a dancer in the Tanszommer European Tour. 
 

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.

  

 Jaylynn Hernandez

Jaylynn Hernandez is 25 years old and was born and raised in Moses Lake, WA. She began her dance career at five years old, and has been at it ever since. She has been trained in ballet, hip hop, contemporary, jazz, military, Pom, and kick styles. (Military and contemporary being her favorites). 

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!

  

 Jeremy Galvez

Jeremy Galvez graduated from Western Washington University in 2019 with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing & Management from the College of Business and Economics. He is also a choreographer/dance instructor who has been dancing for 11+ years, specializing in hip-hop choreography. He trains the Seattle Storm Dance Troupe and is a part of Studio 3, a dance company based out of Seattle. He has taught at Elite Dance Camps and was a part of the Kentwood Dance Team in 2015, winning two state trophies in Hip Hop and Show.
 

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.

 Alex Evans

Alex grew up competing in Washington and since graduating from Allegro Performing Arts Academy, has taught at many studios in the greater Seattle area. She is a 2020 graduate of the University of Washington in Communication with a minor in Political Science. 

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 Wilson

Jordyn Wilson is a recent graduate from San Diego State University, earning a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She has been dancing since the age of 3, and competed as a gymnast for 5 years before becoming competitively involved with dance. Jordyn competed with Allegro Performing Arts Academy's performing group for 3 years before joining the Kentwood High School Dance Team where she went on to serve as captain and earned a state title for Hip Hop. Jordyn spent 11 years with Allegro before graduating high school and joining the nationally ranked SDSU dance team her freshman year of college. 

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!