Erene Burk - Owner and Studio Director
Erene has owned and directed her private studios since 1985. She began her dance training in Sweden, where she trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Character, Spanish Dance, Creative Movement and Modern. She toured Sweden with other dancers and a Live Brass Band. She has taken Master classes from Dans Hogskolan Stockholm, Dansforum Gothenburg, Fransouis Jourbet Arizona and from Janet Muse Gray Utah. She directed a group of dancers to perform at the Dance Festival for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She continues to take Master classes whenever time allows. Her goal is to provide the best personal training for her students, in the art forms that her studio offers, and to provide a dance environment that reaches for excellence.
Amy Vidmar - Ballet Head and Artistic Director
Miss Amy is experienced in teaching Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Creative classes. She has been teaching with Excel Dance Studios for over 10 years. She is a Weber State Alumni where she graduated in English and also studied Injury Prevention and the health benefits of dance. The most important thing for a dancer to learn in her classroom is self-esteem and a can-do attitude. Miss Amy is the head of the ballet department and loves seeing her talented dancers grow and flourish as they excel through the ballet program.
Trisha Wasuita - Ballet Teacher
Trisha has taught ballet for 23 years to children and youth, ages 2 - 18. She has been dancing since age 4. She started a ballet major at the U of U, but eventually switched majors to pursue a teaching degree in Education. She joined our team here at Excel in 2020 and we are very excited. She is a wonderful teacher, and our students love her.
Alicia Ambrose - Ballet Teacher
Alicia began dancing ballet at age 5. The majority of her training took place with Academy of Ballet in Utah County. After graduating from high school, she went to major in Dance with ballet Emphasis at Brigham Young University and graduated with her Bachelors in April 2009. During her time at BYU, she performed and choreographed for Ballet Showcase Company. After receiving her Bachelor degree, Alicia went to teach at Children’s Dance Visions and Academy Ballet, serving as the Assistant Company Director for Ballet Utah II. She has choreographed many classical and contemporary works on many students, including a spoof on the I-15 core project that took place in Utah County on the I-15 corridor. Beyond performing many different ballets with Academy Ballet and Brigham Young University, she also spent a summer dancing for Legacy Dance Theater. Alicia loves all genres of dance and met her husband through Big Band Swing Dancing.
Erika Roberts - Tumbling Teacher
Erika started dancing at the age of 3. At the age of 7, she started at the Ballet West conservatory or Ballet School, and was there until age 13. She then started trying out different kinds of dance, like Jazz, hip hop, and tumbling. During her Sophomore year, she tried out for Cheerleading and made the Varsity squad. They took State 3 years and West Coast title once and National Title another year. She later got married and was busy being a wife and mother. She was excited to have a chance to work at Excel Dance Studios for 5 years and returned again the last 3 years. She loves teaching and working with kids.
Robin Nelson - Dance/Tumbling Teacher
Robin started dancing when she was three. She came to Excel Dance Studios when she was seven and has been here ever since! She has danced ballet and tumbling classes for ten years, and Jazz for two. She has been teaching and assisting Tumbling at Excel for 3 years. Robin is a hardworking, fun and talented teacher.
Emily Mitchell - Dance Teacher
Emily has been dancing for more than 20 years. She attended Adkins Dance Center in Santa Maria California as well as Lompoc School of Dance. During her time at Theater School of Dance in Bossier City, LA, she took part in the RAD Exams. After moving to Utah she started to learn from Excel Dance Studio and graduated in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop in 2015.
She is currently studying Interior Design at Weber State University.
Annette Holman - Office/Receptionist
Annette welcomes our students and families when they first step through the door to Excel Dance Studios. Her expertise in Office management and as a Receptionist makes our customers feel welcomed, informed and relaxed. Students and parents love to chat with her and appreciate a bandaid or two along with hair ties and a smile. We all appreciate Annette and she is a very important part of our team.
AnnMaree Montgomery - Costume Coordinator
AnnMaree aids the teachers in finding the perfect costume for each class. She takes care of any alterations that are necessary, steams costumes and makes sure they are exactly how they should be at the annual Recital.
Her talent and countless hours makes our students look fabulous!! She helps the students' dreams come true.