Elle Fietsam

I am in high school and I’ve been dancing at ATB for 10 years! My favorite style is hip hop. 

I pride myself in my ability to understand and empathize with others. My students will learn it’s okay to fail sometimes. But, they’ll also learn to succeed. I enjoy standing side by side them as they go from curiosity of dance on their first few weeks, to liking it as they begin to have fun and loving it by the time they get their costumes and take the stage.  

For me, teaching is a combination of mentoring and being a great role model. The biggest thing I’ve learned throughout my dance experience is that you need to dance for yourself, not a for a score, a medal or someone else. That’s the heart I want to instill in my students.