Reverence Dance Academy is located at:
4411 Plainfield Ave NE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(Located within the Frontline Church Building)
Reverence Dance Academy Instructors:
Alyssa started teaching at Reverence in the fall of 2016. She started dancing at the age of 4 and has been under the instruction of several different ballet teachers. At the age of 9, Alyssa had the privilege of performing with the Grand Rapids Ballet in the performance of the Nutcracker. She has been in many ballets with the Flat River Dance Company including performances at the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts and St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids. Alyssa has taken ballet, pointe, and tap classes. She enjoys watching her students grow and learn and is so happy to be teaching at Reverence Dance Academy.
Abby started dancing in 2000, and she has danced on pointe since 2009. She has performed in many ballets for the Flat River Dance Company including The Nutcracker and The Wizard of Oz. Abby has choreographed dances for her church’s Junior Choir and an Irish dance for Montcalm Community College's Summer Fine Arts Camp. Abby graduated from Grand Valley State University in April 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature and a minor in Dance. She studied with many well-known modern and ballet instructors at GVSU, and she is excited to share her knowledge with her students. While at GVSU, Abby took classes in ballet, modern, and jazz, as well as choreography and dance history. She is passionate about dance and loves sharing her enthusiasm for dance with other people.
Isabel has been dancing for over 12 years. She began assisting as a substitute teacher for Reverence two years ago and has been working with children most of her life. She is excited to begin teaching as a full instructor and has a very special gift of making them feel comfortable while helping them to achieve their goals. Isabel is involved with Koinonia High School Drama, plays with St. Cecilia's orchestra and hopes to teach or work with children for a career.
Gabrielle started ballet classes at age three, and has a always enjoyed the art of dance. She started out at Hearts in Step, later going to Dance dimensions, and now is currently a student at Reverence Dance Academy. She has taken a variety of tap classes and is currently taking ballet and pointe classes. After taking ballet classes for 13 years, Gabbie has gained an amount of knowledge over the basics, as well as in advanced classes. As she is still learning, Gabbie is excited to see what she will learn from her students as well as fellow teachers. Miss Gabrielle says, “ having the ability to put your thoughts, emotions, and heart into something you love, is one of the greatest gifts. Being able to praise God through dance as helped me to connect with Him in more ways then can be put into words. I cannot wait to teach these children the importance of praising God through this graceful art.
Jillian started her dance journey at Reverence Dance Academy when she was eight years old and has been dancing ever since. She attended classes at Hearts in Step Dance Academy for 3 years and has recently started taking classes at Reverence again! Jillian is primarily trained in ballet but did train in tap. She has also taken pointe classes since 2019. Jillian has participated in many CARE Ballet performances; she loves to take part in summer dance intensives and has performed in “Prince of Egypt” with For His Glory Ballet and “Narnia” with Midway Theater Company.
Jillian has been blessed with the opportunity to have choreographed dances for HIS Dance outreach events. She loves preforming for the elderly people as well as dancing with the younger students. Jillian assisted teaching in the 2018-2019 school year and really enjoyed her time interacting with all the young dancers. She loves spending time with kids and is so thankful for the privilege of teaching her own class. Jillian is excited to spark the love of dance into the hearts of the young students, just as Reverence did for her at the beginning. Jillian is not only excited to teach but also to learn from her students and to see how much she will grow through this experience. She can’t wait to share how dance can be used as a tool of praise with the joy and freedom that it brings.
Jessica began dancing at the age of 3 in the vaganova method and has since trained in various dance methodologies. Over the past 9 years, she has trained at HIS Dance Academy, focusing on ballet, pointe, modern, and contemporary while performing in many original ballets as a member of the Senior Ensemble, and participating in many Outreach events. At the age of 1 Z, she had the privilege of performing in West Michigan Youth Ballets production of the Nutcracker, and spent the summer of 2016 training at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. She has been teaching and assisting dance for 4 years for ages 5-18. Jessica values strong technique in a loving, encouraging, Christian environment. She is so excited to share the joy and freedom found in dancing for Christ with her students.