TUTU UNIVERSITY

Assistant Teachers

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Brianna Brower

Brianna is a 17 year old dancer who has been dancing for 15 years, competing for 12 years, and teaching for 4 years. She has trained in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary/lyrical. Her favorite style is lyrical. She loves dancing and teaching young children how to dance.

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Alana Fields

Since the age of 3, dance has always been special to Alana Fields. She is a well rounded dancer that has trained in the follow genres of dance : ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, as well as pointe. Along with being a dancer on her studio’s competition team, she is a well rounded athlete as well! Along with dance she has done many other sports, with the two most recent being volleyball and basketball. If she’s not at dance, you will probably catch Alana with her friends, making art, or singing. Dance is important to Alana, but academics are always going to be a priority. Alana is a sophomore at Richmond Hill High School where she is part of The National Beta Club, as well as multiple other clubs. Once she graduates, Alana has the desire of going to Ohio State University to eventually become a Physician Assistant. In her lifetime she hopes to live in Germany for a few years & open her own dance studio to share her passion with others!

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Lacey Yaklin

Lacey been dancing at the age of 1 and has taken classes in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, contemporary, hip hop, and acro.  She has studied under Susan Hayes of Off Broadway, Mikayla Tillman of Off Broadway, Nikki Vatistas of Off Broadway, Alston Macgill of the New York City Ballet, Clarence McDorman of Greenville’s International Ballet Academy, Renato Penteado of The Miami City Ballet, Zolton Boros of the Columbia Classical Ballet Company, Claire Richards Rapp of the Columbia City Ballet, and Brittany Gottuso Bryant of the Sarasota Ballet TADA Dance School.  Lacey has enjoyed the new opportunities of studying dance virtually from some of the top dancers/choreographers in the country including Travis Wall, Mandy Moore, Mark Meisner, Danny Lawn, and Nick Young from Break The Floor Live; Jes Huberr from Applause Talent; and Jessica Epting of the Broadway Dance Center.  Lacey performed in the Columbia City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” in 2014 as a Bon Bon and in 2019 at a Licorice Twist. She has been a member of the Off Broadway Competition Team since 2014 and recently won the title of “Miss Teen Inspire” for Macon.

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Hannah Guthrie

Hannah is 11 years old and in the 5th grade at Georgetown K-8.  She has been dancing since the age of 2. Hannah has spent the last 4 years dancing with Off Broadway.  This is her second year on the Off Broadway Competition Team.  She has trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary and hip hop but tap is by far her favorite.  She is excited to be helping with the younger students this year.

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Shayna Cartwright

Shayna has lived in Richmond Hill all of her life and has been dancing since she was 3 years old-though she was a mover and a shaker from the minute she was born!  Her mom often jokes that she is blurry in pictures because she is rarely ever still (in a good way!).  Shayna enjoys ballet the most, but she loves all types of dancing and is looking forward to taking more classes at OB!  Last year she had the opportunity to dance in the Savannah Ballet's production of The Nutcracker and hopes to do so again next year.  Shayna enjoys assisting with the tiny dancers at OB and says they are adorable.  She hopes they will love dance as much as she does!

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Lilly Kurczak

Lilly is a tenth grader and has been dancing since she was two and a half years old; she loves every minute of it! Dance always brings her joy because it's always there in a world that's constantly changing. She can express herself without using any words and it's a great way to just let loose.  She's been trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, contemporary and tap and has been dancing competitively for six years.  Because her dad is an active duty service member, she has been trained in six studios across the country.  Lilly has been a dance teacher assistant in different studios for four years; she loves little kids and is so excited to share her love of dance with them!

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Cailin Gaume

Cailin is from Hawaii and moved to Georgia when she was 8 years old.  Her passion is dancing and has learned different types of dances over the years such as hula, tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, pointe, and hip hop.  She started dancing when she was 3 years old with tap and ballet and at 6 years old, she started dancing hula.  She then moved on to sports such as baseball and cheerleading.  She then went back to dancing at the age of 10 at Off Broadway Dance Studio and has been dancing here ever since!

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