Meet the Team

Ashley

Office Manager

Hi! As Office Manager, I am responsible for all the behind-the-scenes tasks that help keep GroovinKids running. If we haven't spoken yet, I'm sure we will soon! I met Miss Katy in 2016 while I was working as the office manager for another children’s dance company, and we became fast friends. 5 years later, I’m so excited that I get to help Miss Katy run her incredible business!

Carissa

Instructor

If you’ve ever wondered who the biggest Disneyland fan is, it’s this girl! Her favorite movie is Peter Pan and her favorite ride at the park is The Jungle Cruise. When Coach Carissa isn’t coaching, she is probably watching some Disney movies or hanging out with her dog, Roo. She has been coaching gymnastics/tumbling and competitive cheerleading since 2015. Coach Carissa also has a background as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Cecilia

Instructor

I was a successful gymnast for 9 years, reaching level 10. Since ending my own gymnastics career, 7 years ago, I have been coaching recreational and team classes. I graduated from CSUN with a B.A in Deaf Studies. My ultimate goal is to work in the Deaf community.

Sarah

Instructor

Sarah was born and raised in Massachusetts. She began her journey in dance at age 3. Soon after, she integrated gymnastics training allowing her to develop the strength and athleticism she is best known for today. In September 2016, Sarah moved to New York City to continue her studies as a Jazz & Contemporary Trainee at the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School. Following her graduation in May 2019, she received her BFA in Dance. Sarah plans to continue her studies in fitness and nutrition and will pursue her professional dance career in Los Angeles, CA. Most recently, Sarah began her YouTube channel and plans to use this platform to further educate her followers in healthy living.

Maggie

Instructor

Hi, I’m Maggie! I was born and raised in New York and moved out to Los Angeles last year! I was captain of my varsity gymnastics team in high school and helped train our middle school team as assistant coach. We were county champions for many years in a row! Alongside my love for gymnastics, I have been lucky to be dance trained by former Radio City rockettes and teachers who worked with Jazz legends, Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. I have lots of musical theatre experience in off-Broadway productions, as well. In my free time, I like to be creative using photography, fashion, and makeup. I am excited to work with you and your little ones as they explore how fun and expressive movement can be!

Lauryn

Instructor

I started dancing and doing gymnastics at 4 years old. I have studied all genres of dance, but I specialize in Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, and Hip-Hop. I have done competitive dancing under Junior HitList, GRaVy babies, and Downey Dance Team. I have taught at multiple vicinities including Barbizon of Hollywood (Los Angeles), Art Dance Academy, and more!

Taylor

Instructor

Hi! My name is Taylor! I started dancing when I was just 2 years old at my local dance studio in Minnesota. After 15 years of dancing at my studio I decided to move away from home and study dance at Arizona State University. I received a BFA in Dance Performance in May of 2019 and I was ready for my next adventure. I finally made the move to LA and now I am pursuing my professional dance career out here in California.