Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork
Meet Alecia, one of Velocity Dance and Tumblings original dance instructors; cultivating confidence in students since 2017. She began her dance journey in Washington state at the age of 5, periodically dancing from then on out! Among a decade of studio dance experience, she has competed in several competitions from her high school and studio dance teams. Throughout her high school career she participated in 3 years of football cheerleading and 2 years of basketball Dance team, her senior year she was captain of football cheerleading and helped choreograph for Basketball dance team. She has had the opportunity to attend dance camps and conventions acquiring instruction from professionals in the dance world, along with invitations to nationals and the outback bowl. Just for Kix in 2015, Street of Dreams dance convention in 2016 alongside Alysea, Dance the world at Disney World in 2019 with our dance team as well as master classes and intensives are all in the books for Alecia. In 2018 she coached Pulse Minis, our performing dance team and in 2019 she established Limitless Minis developing her choreography. She recently graduated from Iowa Wesleyan University with her Bachelors in Psychology and Minor in Studio Art. Alecia enjoys improving the lives of others. This can be shown throughout the endless community service acts she has given in her 14 years of Girl Scouts and the numerous community clean ups she has participated in her recent years. Alecia has completed over 400 hours of community service, not to mention reviving the highest honor, the Gold award! Movement can bring a sense of balance to one's life, and practicing yoga brought that to light. Some future goals for Alecia include developing artistic craft in different mediums, completing and attaining numerous yoga certifications, obtaining qualifications to practice yoga therapy as well as art therapy. Some of Alecia’s favorite ways to relax are painting with acrylics or watercolors, crafting, journaling, singing along to loud music, photography, enjoying nature and yoga.
Alysea Sperber has danced for 10+years, on and off since age 3. Her true passion for dance started at age 11. Her dance training consists of: Ballet, Pre-pointe, Pointe, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Theatrical, Hip-Hop, Poms, Acro, Improv, and Irish dance. She's participated in multiple productions: Swan Lake-Swan, Clara's Candy Land-Sugar Plum Fairy, We're All Mad Here-Alice, Our Nightmare Before Christmas-Jack Skellington, Once Upon a Dream-Maleficent, A Christmas in Whoville- Mayor Augustus Maywho, The Golden Ticket- Willy Wonka, A Wizard's Tale- Ronald Weasley, and The Lion & The Witch-Peter Pevensie. She's also cowritten several of these productions! She's attended multiple dance conventions with professional instructors. In 2019 she attended Dance the World at Disney World and performed in the parade. She's danced in numerous local parades as well. Summer of 2021, she attended a 2-week ballet intensive with professionals such as Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik and was invited to join their Pre-Professional Ballet V program! She's been a competitive dancer for over 6 years, winning a wide range of awards, to include multiple national's invitations to programs such as TOP STARZ Performance Team, POWERPAK Team, and IN10SE Dancer; and scholarships, as well as winning runner up Miss NYLA, runner up Miss Nexstar, and 2nd runner up Miss NYLA at Nationals! In August 2022 she participated in The DO Festival in Poland, a 2 week 60 hour dance workshop with professionals from around the world. She's competed in over 40 dance, cheer, and tumbling competitions! She's done 7+ years of tumbling and was state and nationally ranked in power tumbling. She's done 4 years of All Star Cheer and has been nationally ranked 4 years in a row for the senior division. She's been a teacher's assistant for 3 years and is currently an apprentice for dance and a tumbling instructor! Alysea's favorite hobbies include reading, drawing, watching tv, and playing piano!
Goals: To further her dance education. To instruct dance and tumbling and become co-owner of Velocity!
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Mrs. Brittni is our newest instructor here at Velocity!
Starting dance at age 4 and dancing periodically from then on has cultivated a huge love for dance and tumbling!
Brittni danced with FMHS dance team for two years and loved every moment of it. after graduating Brittni got married to Seth and had three amazing kiddos, Elijah, Lillian, Lyla! Brittni has tons of experience working with children, as she owns Sunshine Child Care in West Point. She has been there working with kids from ages 6 weeks-12 years old for nine years! This has helped shaper not only as a mom but as a person and now a dance teacher for our tiniest dancers. Ever since graduating, Brittni has wanted to follow her dream of teaching dance, even going as far to choreograph for local teams!
She became familiar with us here at Velocity when her daughter, Lillian, turned three and was looking for a local studio to start her dance experience. Now Lillian is doing competition dance with our team, Limitless.
Brittni has helped with organizing fundraisers and anything that Alecia or Alysea needs during that time. she hopes to continue to further her dance training and help incoming families feel welcomed and excited for their dance journeys!
"I absolutely LOVE Velocity. Being a first-time dance mom is hard and I've seen firsthand how hard working and kind the Sperber family are. I am so honored to be accepted as a new instructor and cannot wait to help foster the love of dance into all these tiny humans!"