Instructors

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Erin McKeever – Owner/Director                 

Born and raised in Humboldt County, Erin has been trained in various dance styles ranging from ballet, tap, and jazz, to modern and Latin dance.  In 2006 she founded Dance Class with Erin Fernandez, now Trillium Dance Studios, which has grown to include 260 students, nine teachers, and three studios.  Erin has taught and performed abroad in Spain with the Estada Internacional de Danza, and has earned Dance Teacher Magazine’s certification for dance educators.  Erin has a degree in Elementary Education, a minor in Dance, and has enjoyed seven years teaching ballet and jazz on faculty with Humboldt State University’s Department of Theater, Film & Dance.

IMG_8635Allie Phinney – Senior Teacher, Studio Manager

Allie, a San Diego native began dancing at the age of six where she found her love of music, movement and friendship! Growing up she danced and assisted at Carlsbad Dance Centre and Carlsbad High School; where she studied several forms of dance including ballet, jazz, modern and hiphop. Allie studied Communication and Dance at Humboldt State University where she refined her technique and studied other world dance styles. In March 2015 she was recognized by the Department of Interdisciplinary Dance studies for excellence as a performer and her outstanding contributions to the program. Allie has had the opportunity to learn from artists such as Pilabolous, Mark Morris, Trey McIntire and Lines Ballet, among others. In 2011 she joined the teaching staff at Trillium Dance Studios and the only thing she loves more than dance is our Trillium Family!

Kyleigh Carlson – Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary & Ensemble

 

Haylee Wolff – BalletIMG_8633

Dance is one of Haylee’s true loves. She has had formal ballet instructions since she was 3 and a half years old. Haylee is a Junior at Eureka high and is also an avid cellist in the Eureka high Orchestra. She has been with Trillium Studios since spring of 2013 and has enjoyed the love and encouragement our studio has to offer. Haylee appeared in multiple performances of The Nutcracker and was many roles including Clara. In December of 2014, she performed the soloist role of Iciquelle, and was featured as the Goddess Athena in the 2015 production of Olympus. Haylee has been a teacher’s assistant for several years, and is excited to share her talent and love for dance with the kids at Trillium.

Heat Shot RachelRachel Post – Latin Dance

This is Rachel’s first year officially teaching but her 9th year dancing at Trillium. In the studio’s most recent Spring Production she performed the soloist role of Apollo.  Though Ballet and Latin are her specialties, she can also tap and does musical theatre dancing in community shows (most recently Mary Poppins). As an actress/singer/dancer she is excited to begin passing on her enthusiasm and knowledge to new dancers. She is currently a junior at NPA and plans to continue her dance and theatre education after high school.

Lindsay Bond – Ballet, Pointe & ContemporaryIMG_8768

Lindsay Bond has always made room for dance in her life.  Born and raised in central Texas, she studied intensively with Tapestry Dance Company in Austin until graduating high school.  She moved to Northern California shortly thereafter and began dancing, performing, and teaching with Trillium Dance Studios.  She has performed in every Trillium show since 2007 and has also helped produce and manage other community dance productions since 2008.

Chloe Schmidt – Ballet

Lauren Baker – Ballet, Tap
 Cassandra Cree – Tap