staff

Allie C

“This dance studio is the place I can do my favorite thing, glorify God with freedom, share with others my passion for dance, and receive positive encouragement.”

Training

  • Kent Parks - Kent, WA
  • British Dancing Academy – Kent, WA
  • South Side Dance Force - Kent, WA
  • Starmakers - Austin, TX

Dancing Since

age 5

Teaching Since

2008

Amanda F

“I enjoy the purpose, the exuberance, and the originality that are a part of Dancing for Joy.”

Training

  • The Studio – Issaquah, WA
  • Northern Dance Theatre – Colville, WA
  • Western Washington University – Bellingham, WA

Dancing Since

age 3

Teaching Since

January 2008

Amanda S

"Dancing brings me such joy, and DFJ gives me the opportunity to share that joy with my students."

 

 

Training

  • The Dance Class- Richland, WA
  • Bellevue College- Bellevue, WA

Dancing Since

age 3

Teaching Since

2012

April H

"I began my dance journey at DFJ and it feels so good to be home again!"

Training

  • Dancing For Joy- Bellingham, WA
  • Wendy Setter's The Dance Studio- Bellingham, WA
  • Northwest Ballet Academy- Bellingham, WA
  • Summer Dance Lab- Walla Walla, WA
  • The Firehouse with Cher Carnell- Bellingham, WA
  • Ballet Arts Northwest- Ferndale, WA
  • Western Washington University- Bellingham, WA
  • The University of Utah: Dept. of Theater, Modern Dance & Ballet- Salt Lake City, UT
  • Blue Bellingham- Bellingham, WA
  • State Street Fusion- Bellingham, WA

Dancing Since

age 9

Teaching Since

2006

Carleigh S

"Being in such a loving, encouraging, and inspiring environment has given me such persevering joy and I am honored to spread that joy to my students."

Training

  • Gift of Dance- Lynden, WA
  • Dancing for Joy- Bellingham, WA

Dancing Since

age 7

Teaching Since

2013

Danielle C

“I love dancing, sharing that gift, and seeing students learn. To be able to dance for Jesus is a fabulous thing.”

Training

  • The Dance Studio - Bellingham, WA
  • Fusions Dance Company – Seattle, WA

Dancing Since

age 4

Teaching Since

2005

Kristin K

"Dancing is a passion of mine and I am so blessed that I get to share it with others"

Training

Joan Shelton School of Ballet-  Wenatchee, WA
L"Academy De Danse Classique- Wenatchee, WA
Fabulous Feet Dance- Wenatchee, WA
Dance Creations- Wenatchee, WA
Western Washington University- Bellingham, WA
Dancing For Joy- Bellingham, WA
Momentum Music and Dance Academy- Burian, WA

Dancing Since

Age 4

Teaching Since

2013

Kurt VG

“It is wonderful to see what DFJ means to the community of people involved with it. Providing a fun, safe environment for all ages of people to explore movement, art, and expression.”

Training

  • Seattle Pacific University – Seattle, WA
  • Physical Education & Health Major
  • Teaching Certificate
  • P.E. Teacher - 2002-2004

Maluhia VG

“This is a dream coming true: a non-competitive place in the dance world with a safe environment that fosters fun, joy, community, quality dance instruction, and gratitude to the Lord of the dance. Thanks to students, staff, and families for being a part of it all!”

Training

  • Sally Howarth School of Dance – Kailua, HI
  • The Morca Dance Academy – Bellingham, WA
  • Richmond Academy – Richmond, B. C., Canada
  • Fusion Dance Company—Seattle, WA
  • Oklahoma City University – Oklahoma, OK
  • Summer Dance Lab- Walla Walla, WA

Dancing Since

age 5

Teaching Since

Pioneered the DFJ program in September 1998 under the auspices of The Art Centre at Hillcrest Chapel

Miss Jess

Training

Hawkins School of the Arts- Folsom, CA
Fusion Dance- Folsom, CA
Dancing For Joy- Bellingham, WA

Dancing Since

age 6

Teaching Since

2016

Sarah L

" Dance when you're broken open. Dance if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free." ~ Jalal Al-Din Rumi

Training

  • Metropolitan Ballet – Wichita, KS Peninsula Dance Theater – Bremerton, WA
  • Summer Dance Lab – Walla Walla, WA
  • Regional Dance America
  • Kansas State Ballet- Manhattan, KS

Dancing Since

age 10

Teaching Since

2004