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Meet our faculty...

Abby Heston

Abby is a PNW transplant who just moved to Orange County in summer 2021. She began her dance training at 7 years old in Washington state. Her first few years were solely focused on ballet before she decided to expand her training into other dance styles. Growing up in a small town dance studio, Abby took every dance class that she could with Ballet always at the center of her focus. Alongside ballet, she trained in Lyrical, Jazz, Contemporary, & more. During the summer, she’d train at schools such as Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet & Northwest Dance Intensive. As a teenager she performed in the Nutcracker with Eugene Ballet Company. At 17, she moved across the country to study full time at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. Where she studied classical ballet under notable teachers including: Marcia Dale Weary, Amanda Edge, Melinda Howe, Nicholas Ade, & Frances Perez-Ball. After two years in Pennsylvania, Abby returned home to Washington. Here she discovered that her passion lies in teaching dance. She enjoys teaching all ages & skill levels. Outside of the dance world, Abby also teaches preschool. She uses her knowledge & experience in the early childhood education field to be a better dance teacher. She strongly values relationship building with students & teaching with developmentally appropriate practices. Growing up, the dance studio was always Abby’s safe & happy place, she strives to create the same positive and fun learning environment for the next generation of dancers.