Jazmyn Brelje has 14 years of experience in the art of Dance, and several years of experience in Cheer, where she even served as Cheer Captain. Her primary training was done at Heights Elite Dance Studio, but she has also attended MADCO. She has spent the last 13 years participating in competitive dance, and for six of those years she also acted as an Instructor. She serves as our Competition Director, Tap & Jazz Instructor, Musical Theater Instructor, and Cheer Instructor.
Courtney Mort, who we lovingly refer to as the "Master of Littles" is a full-time professional beautician and part-time littles dance instructor. She served as the primary littles instructor at Heights Elite for 11 years. Her love for children and fun, spunky, energetic personality is the reason why all little people seem to love her. If anyone can get a 3-6 year old to listen and learn-it's Courtney. She teaches our youngest age groups the foundations of movement, baby tap, bitty ballet, and basic jazz.
Jodi McDowall is the former Owner and Director of Heights Elite Dance Studio. She has 37 years of experience in Dance, and is skilled in nearly every style of dance, ranging from Belly Dancing to Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Ballet, and Modern. Her current role as our Level 1 Competition Director allows her to share her vast knowledge of technique and rhythm with our youngest Competition Team-so that as they move up they have the knowledge they need to succeed.
Caitlyn Grubbs found her start in dance with clogging, before seeking out a studio that offered a variety of styles. Over the last 20 years she has come to learn that her true dance passion lies in Jazz & Lyrical. Caitlyn loves working with our middle-aged dancers, who we call "Juniors" (7-10). Her junior classes give these younger dancers a chance to learn the basics of Jazz and Lyrical dance before advancing to a more technical level. When she's not at the studio putting together upbeat Jazz Choreography and touching Lyrical Choreography, Caitlyn is a full-time nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital.