Marie DeLessio

A positive environment where we learn while having fun. That’s a simple way to describe my classes. 

I’m a senior in high school, captain of the Pleasant Valley Platinum Team and the Shining Stars Dance Team. I started dancing before I could put on my own shoes. 

Throughout the years, I’ve won many overall awards at dance competitions for solos, duets, and group dances. I’ve been eligible to compete at the Iowa State Solo competition for the past 4 years. I played the role of Victoria in the musical Cats at the Quad Cities Music Guild. I’ve also attended dance camps at the Joffrey Ballet in New York and Millennium Dance Complex in Los Angeles. 

For me, teaching dance is about helping my students progress throughout the year and watching them fall in love with it like I have.