Early Childhood Instructor (Core A)
Before she could walk, Finley was dancing. At 4 years old she began classes in Santa Rosa California and since moving here 10 years ago has trained with the Academy of Dance Arts in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acro, Tap and Character dancing.
Finley has been a valued mentor for 6 years and is a 2021 inaugural graduate from our Apprentice Program for Teachers. In August, 2022, Finley continued her next-level of studies and completed her Certification as an Acro Dance Teacher.
Over the years she has grown in artistry, participating in opportunities within and beyond the Academy including The Academy Company, Choose Art, Flutter Productions, Black Hills Dance Theater, Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival and various private clinics.
Currently, Finley is a busy student and business owner with a strong passion for dance and teaching. Her joy is helping young dancers discover their love for dance with enthusiasm, dedication and a positive mindset. Finley’s strong desire to always be helping others to learn and grow into their best selves is driven by her heart of service. We are thrilled to have her on our teaching team again this season!