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INSTRUCTORS

Wendy Schild has been teaching dance since 1988.  She has a professional dance degree from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, where she was also on the Cougarette dance team, folk dance team and Dancensemble.  She was a member of the Vikette dance team at Ricks College, where she also choreographed for high school dance teams.  She was a member of Lilya Dance and Gymnastics for several years.  She was on the Rocky Mountain Jazz and Ballet Co., and was a cheerleader and also a dancer on the Broncadette dance team in high school.  She competed in gymnastics and was the overall regional champion. In 2010 she won the Director of the Year award at Open Dance Nationals. 

Bobbi Lilya (owner of  Lilya Dance and Gymnastics), was founder and drill mistress of Ute-Tahnas (dance/drill team, University of Utah), danced in U. of U. Theatre Ballet (now Ballet West). She was a member of the Rocky Mountain Dance Teachers Association, where she held various offices. Bobbi danced with the Rocky Mountain Ballet Co. She choreographed the compulsory routines for the Regional Gymnastics competitions, numerous Junior Miss routines, school productions, etc. She has also judged Jr. Miss and dance competitions.

Shanae Schild - (Cheer Director) has been dancing since she was two.  She was on the Broncadette High School Dance Team and a Cheerleader for three years at BHS.  She was a Bengal Dancer at I.S.U. for two years.  Her Senior year she attended Snake-River and was the captain of the Snake River Dancers.    She has made it on the All American Team for 6 years and has won numerous Queen and 1st place titles.  She has performed at the Holiday Bowl and Stadium of Fire for numerous years.  She has choreographed numerous dance routines and solos.  

Kelsey McClellan - has danced with Diva Dance since age 3 and is on our Diva Hall of Fame.  She has medaled in A.A.U. Junior Olympics and has received several solo and team awards.  She will be helping with our gymnastics program.  She is a BYUI college graduate.

Nataya Fullmer- has been dancing with us since age 2.  She is on our Diva Hall of Fame and recently won the Overall MVP in Hip Hop at Nationals "The World's Largest Dance Competition "in 2017.  She has received numerous solo and team awards and received a gold medal in A.A.U. Junior Olympics in 2006.  She has made it on the All American Team for four years.  She was a Blackfoot High School Cheerleader for four years and was the Cheer captain her Senior Year.  She also was a member of the Broncadette dance team and or High School Dance Club throughout all her High School years.  

Tenisha Hamelin - does some choreography for Diva Dance.  She competed with her first solo at age 14 months where she took Queen.  She has gone to many professional dance workshops. She has performed at Disneyland twice, and also has performed in the Sugar Bowl and the Holiday Bowl, along with Stadium of Fire numerous years. She was selected to perform at a Utah Jazz basketball game. She took Gold at the AAU Junior Olympic National Championships in 2005. She took two gold medals and also received the Joel Ferrell Award to claim the Overall National Championship at the Junior Olympic Finals. At the Open Dance Nationals, she has qualified for the All American National Team for 6 consecutive years (2006-2011) and also in 2017 . She won Lyrical MVP (high point) in 2008 and 2010 along with the All American Team qualifications those years. She has choreographed numerous solos, and one of the solos she choreographed won “Best in Choreography” at Onstage Dance Classic. Tenisha was a freshman member of the Broncadette dance/drill team for Blackfoot High School, and a sophomore member of the BHS cheerleading squad. She continued cheerleading for the remainder of high school, and choreographed some dances for the cheer squad. She competed in Junior Miss and won 1st in talent with her lyrical solo, and 2nd in fitness. She was a member of the University of Idaho cheerleading squad in 2010.  She received a BA in Dance Pedagogy.    She won the title of "Miss Southeastern Idaho."  Tenisha teaches dance at Charisma Dance Studio in Utah.