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Instructors & Staff

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Alexandra Certonio

Alexandra Certonio has been dancing competitively for 20 years with training in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip-hop. She was a captain of the Spanish Fork High School drill team and a member of the all-state dance team. Additionally, Alexandra was a collegiate dancer for two years at Snow College and served as a captain of the team for one year. She was a high school drill team coach at her alma mater and has been choreographing various styles of dance for five years. She feels her strengths lie in focused ballet and technique training, and colorful routines that stretch the dancers’ capacity to learn and grow. Alexandra is currently finishing her degree at Brigham Young University in Social Science Education. She is newly married and enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband when they aren't doing homework. Alexandra is looking forward to another year at the studio and pushing the dancers to new heights in their technique, routines, and confidence.

Taylee Bascom

Taylee has been dancing since the age of three. She has been trained in various styles with her favorite being jazz and lyrical. She began competing in groups and as a soloist when she was 11 years old. She began assisting at her old studio where she trained when she was in 10th grade and continued through high school while also on her high school's drill team. During high school, she had the opportunity of traveling to New York with her team and training with a member from Wicked. Her senior year, she was selected as a member of the 3A all-state as well as a member of the 3A academic all-state. After graduating high school, she attended Snow College where she was a member of the Badgerettes and continued teaching at a studio in Ephraim, UT. She then married her sweetheart, Tayge, and they have a wild little 3-year-old named Maddox. Taylee has now taught at Dance Central for four years and is excited to continue. She loves teaching all age groups and seeing their excitement and energy they bring with them each week!


McKaylie Dexter

McKaylie started dance at the age of 2 and tumbling at the age of 5. She quickly grew to love both and competed in both at state and national levels. She has always loved performing and competing and won many awards in her competing years. McKaylie competed for 15 years with teams and as a soloist. Her training has been in Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop, but Hip-Hop was always her favorite! McKaylie was chosen as the Dance Sterling Scholar Representative for her school in her senior year. After graduation she continued to use her expertise in both dance and tumbling and opened a dance studio in St. George, Utah. She eventually transferred to Utah Valley University and was chosen to be a member of the hip hop team Mos.A.I.C. She is currently finishing up her degree in Elementary Education at Utah Valley University. She has worked coaching tumblers and dancers for many years and really has a passion for it! She loves teaching kids because she loves to see kids work hard to achieve their goals and strive for success in a positive and fun environment. McKaylie is excited to be part of the Dance Central Family this year and work with your kids!

Holly Carter

Holly has been dancing since she was two years old. She started her dance career at Dance Central with Sara. She started competing in dance when she was in 4th grade and started solo competitions when she was in 6th grade. She danced all through Junior High. She also started working at Dance Central when she was 15 for the tumbling coach there at the time. She then joined the MMHS cheer team her sophomore year but continued to work for Dance Central, helping to teach tumbling. She has gone on to help choreograph for various cheer teams and has continued to dance. She is currently going to Utah Valley University and is planning to apply to the nursing program this Summer. She is so happy to be back at Dance Central!

Malia Ahkuoi

Malia has been dancing for 10 years and tumbling for 8. She has been coaching for three years and has experience in ballet, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and cheer. Malia served as Miss Fairview 2018 and was able to use her platform to teach classes and share her love of dance with her community. She loves teaching and being able to see all the students improve and to build friendships with them. Malia loves to paint, hang out with friends, and travel.