Meet Our Staff

Directors, Instructors, Assistants, and Staff.
Exceptional, talented, dedicated, and fun!

About Us

Our staff of exceptional instructors offers high-quality dance instruction of the newest cutting-edge styles, while maintaining a classical technical base. We are dedicated to maintaining the level of instructional excellence we have always provided throughout the years through offering age-appropriate curriculum and costuming.

Directors

Chalee Rawlings

Chalee Rawlings

Owner and Director

Chalee has one main goal as a dance teacher, it is to instill a love of dance into all who enter the studio. She consistently strives to teach her dancers to encourage each other as they express who they are through dance. She focuses on unity at the studio and creates an atmosphere of fun, safe learning for every student that walks through the door.

Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith

Adiministrative Director

Michelle came to Energy with years of business management knowledge and experience, as well as, excellent leadership and communication skills. She keeps Energy Dance Company running strong as not only our Administrative/Accounting Director but personally manages our day to day finances.

Kyly Saunders

Kyly Saunders

Intensive Program Director

Kyly has been dancing for 22 years and teaching for 9 years. She has choreographed multiple 1st place routines, Judges Choice awards, and solo overall awards. She is gifted in working with young dancers and making dance fun! She is looking forward to teaching your children to love dance as much as she does.

Christon Critchlow

Christon Critchlow

Performance Program Director & Marketing Director

Christon has been trained in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, ballroom, musical theater, tumbling, and cheer. She has choreographed many high placing routines while working at EDC the last ten years, including several Overall High Point, Judges Choice routines, and Best Choreography Awards. She has a passion for the arts and is excited to be able to inspire children to love, create, & express themselves through dance.

Syd Mecham

Syd Mecham

Managing Office Director

Syd’s true passion lies in connecting with people and learning from them. She is dedicated to helping parents and dancers understand the standards and goals of Energy Dance Company. Her focus is on the positive experience that people have when they walk into the studio whether it be for the first or the hundredth time. She has worked at the front desk for 3 years and created a fun and organized environment for staff, dancers, and parents.

Instructors

Chalee Rawlings

Chalee Rawlings

Owner and Studio Director

Chalee began dancing at age 2.  She has been teaching dance for 16 years.  In addition, she has been the owner of Energy Dance Company for 9.

Kyly Saunders

Kyly Saunders

Competition Director

Kyly has been dancing for 22 years and teaching for 9 in various styles of dance and tumbling. She wants her dancers to love what they are doing.

Christon Critchlow

Christon Critchlow

Dance Instructor

Christon began dancing when she was 3 and has been teaching for 10 years. She helps dancers create, work towards and achieve their goals.

Tracy Schroeder

Tracy Schroeder

Dance Instructor

Tracy gained a sense of confidence and courage through the art of dancing and hopes to inspire all of her students to that same level of confidence.  

Hannah Hill

Hannah Hill

Dance Instructor

Hannah Hill began dancing at the age of three. Hannah has danced for numerous companies and enjoys jazz dancing the most.

Wendy Turner

Wendy Turner

Dance Instructor

Wendy has one goal as a dance teacher – to help children open up and truly express themselves and achieve their individual goals.

Lexie Martinez

Lexie Martinez

Dance Instructor

Lexie is one of our most skilled choreographers and teachers. She has danced around the world but started early in her backyard to NSYNC.

Alexx Baxter

Alexx Baxter

Dance Instructor

Alexx is caring and adventurous. Her goal is to share her knowledge and love for dance with every student she comes in contact with.

Sydney Miller

Sydney Miller

Dance Instructor

One of Sydney’s goals is to make sure each dancer feels confident in themselves and will get the same appreciation of dance that she had.

Leigh McGill

Leigh McGill

Dance Instructor

Leigh wants to help her dancers understand that dance is a lifestyle, it’s not all about how amazing you are but how much it consumes you!

Michelle Woodward

Michelle Woodward

Dance Instructor

Michelle has been teaching dance for 20 years beginning with teaching in her parent’s basement when she was a Senior in High school!

Cheyenne Crafton

Cheyenne Crafton

Dance Instructor

Cheyenne has been dancing since I was 2 years old and instantly fell in love. She has trained in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and Lyrical.

“My daughters have been at Energy Since Chalee took over ownership! They love love it! The teachers are so nice and very talented. My girls have a love of dance because of Energy, it is fun but it also has taught them teamwork, discipline, how to be a good friend and to take corrective criticism! I highly recommend Energy Dance!”

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Visit Us

1151 36th Street,

Ogden, UT, 84403

Contact us

(385) 244-1374

[email protected]

Open Hours

M: 4 - 9:30pm

T: 10 - 11am & 4 - 9:30pm

W: 10am - 12pm & 4 - 9pm

Th: 4 - 9pm