Michele Fincher
Owner
Sharon
Dance Instructor
Sharon started her dancing career at the age of 7 at Valley View Dance Studio, where she trained in advanced jazz, ballet, tap and tumbling. She was an Advanced Tumbling Champion and AAU Power Tumbling Champion, as well as an assistant coach at the age of 13. Sharon was a member of the Pacesetter dance team at Shawnee Mission South and continued her dance training at the University of Kansas in jazz, ballet and lyrical. After college graduation, Sharon returned to her love of dance as an instructor, teaching gymnastics, tumbling, ballet and jazz in the Kansas City area. She has been at Valley View for more than 25 years, where she coaches the acro/tumbling competition team and the M.A.T.S. team, as well as teaches jazz, ballet and tap classes. During her time at Valley View, Sharon has coached more than 10 Tumbler of the Year winners, has trained national award-winning acrobat soloists, and has been the co-instructor and choreographer of national award-winning hip-hop/acro teams. Sharon also serves as a routine and judge coordinator for M.A.T.S.
Breanna
Dance Instructor
Breanna began dancing at Heart of America Dance Centre (HADC) at a young age where she studied all different kinds of dance. She started off with the home school program, which led to HADC's youth ballet and competition dance team, where she was cast in many lead roles such as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and Mrs. Which in the famous story A Wrinkle In Time. She began teaching dance to students with special needs while in high school and decided to go straight from high school into a professional dance career. Since then, Breanna has performed with various professional dance companies in the Kansas City area. She is currently with two professional dance companies and also works as a bridal consultant.
Dierre
Dance Instructor
Krissy
Dance Instructor
Krissy began her dancing career at the age of 5 at Valley View Dance Studio, which is the same studio her mom danced at when she was young. She danced competitively for three years in tap at various competitions such as Dance Out and Talent on Parade. Her favorite competitive dance performance was Proud Mary, which received a Judges Choice Award and placed first overall in its category. During her senior year, Krissy competed a tap solo, which placed fifth overall at Nationals as well as was awarded a Judges Choice Award. Krissy graduated from Ottawa University with a bachelors of science in healthcare management. She works full time with special needs children in the Blue Valley School District. Krissy started teaching at Valley View five years ago and is honored to be teaching at the studio where she grew up. She considers everyone at the studio her family and enjoys sharing a passion for dance with her students and peers.
Terry
Dance Instructor
Stephanie
Natalie
Natalie started dancing at Valley View Dance Studio when she was three years old and continued to dance until she graduated from Bishop Miege High School in 2012. While at Miege she was a four-year member of the Lady Stags Dance Team and captain her junior and senior years. After graduation she went on to Wichita State University where she continued her dance training, taking classes in tap, ballet, jazz, modern, and hip hop. She graduated in 2017 with a degree in Psychology. She is so exited to be returning to where it all started to teach!
Amanda
Amanda Boeh grew up in Overland Park, Kansas, and began dancing at the early age of three. She began her training at Eagles Gymnastics and Dance Center where she studied ballet, jazz, tap and was on both competitive dance and gymnastics teams. Around the age of eight, Amanda continued her training in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern and lyrical under the direction of Sharon and Nicole Romaine. After years of vigorous training, she auditioned and was accepted to many prestigious summer intensive programs. At the age of 13, Amanda left home and spent six weeks at The Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. After returning home, she began dancing on a highly competitive dance team. While on this team, Amanda was able to learn from some of the top choreographers in the world, including a duet choreographed for her by the amazing Kristin Sudeikis. Amanda spent much of her teenage years competing and going to dance conventions, where she won many special awards, including performing the winning lyrical solo at the Miss Kansas Spectacular dance competition. At the age of 18, Amanda began teaching dance for the first time and fell in love with it. She has spent the last 12 years teaching students of all ages. Many of her students have gone on to place and even win titles at various dance competitions. Amanda’s main goal is to create a positive and fun environment for students, where students can have the highest quality of education and enjoy themselves at the same time.