Instructors

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Empowerment Begins Here.

It is the mission of Utah Dance & Fitness to create the most friendly and welcoming environment with the most talented and engaging instructors. With our love of fitness, dance and tumbling we hope to inspire people of all ages to come and work hard, play, and learn! In our inclusive and uplifting atmosphere, we aim that each student leaves class a happier and more fulfilled person.

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Owner of Utah Dance and Fitness, Camille Neilsen has had a love of dance and fitness her entire life. She has had extensive training in hip hop, ballet, tap, contemporary and ballroom dance. She attended Utah Valley University and graduated with a degree in dance. With a love of teaching she has over 15 years of experience teaching ages 1 – 82! In addition six years ago she began teaching adult fitness starting with Zumba, Hip Hop Dance Fitness, High Fitness, and Bootcamp classes. She loves teaching all abilities and believes in an inclusive environment where everyone can learn at any level. Camille believes one of the best things a person can do to better their life is move their body to exercise, use their mind to learn, engage with others and grow with movement and the art of dance.

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Elise Neilsen has an incredible passion for health, fitness, and overall wellness of mind and body! She has been active her entire life dancing, playing tennis, and growing up cheerleading. Her first group fitness class she fell in love with was kickboxing, years ago. She loves endurance training and has run 13 half marathons! One of Elise’s fav quotes is “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” -Jim Rohn. Elise believes in the power of strength and endurance training alongside aerobic because it supports your muscles, bones, balance, and brain.

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Daniella Cullimore has had a passion for fitness for many years. She has a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and has a strong belief that physical fitness positively affects every aspect of life. She is an amazing mother to 4 adorable kiddos and has still found time to exercise and push herself as well as running 5 marathons and 9 half marathons!

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Abbie Dwiggins is our new tumbling instructor! Abbie loves to tumble and teach! Her motto is “Basics Build Champions!” and “Through proper form and basics tumblers can truly reach their full potential and experience the joy of tumbling!”. She was a competitor in gymnastics for 8 years and competed up to level 8! She lived at the gym and at age 16 she began teaching. That was the beginning of a busy and prosperous teaching career where she has taught at many studios as well as created a custom program for lesson planning from beginning levels all the way to advanced!

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McKinley Squire has been dancing nearly her entire life. She competed with Local Motion Dance Studio until she advanced to her High School Drill Team where she was a choreographer and head captain her senior year. After High School she coached a Jr. High Cheer Team, and then continued her education at Utah Valley University. She has also been a guest choreographer for Prizm Dance Studio located in North Dakota. McKinley is passionate about good health and hard work. She is excited to be a part of the Utah Dance & Fitness instructor team!

Anna Kate Madsen