Our mission is to provide quality dance training in a professional and nurturing atmosphere. We want to empower every student with discipline and foster the confidence the art form of dance has to offer.
"Dance training is life training." - Joe Tremaine
Jerri opened Dance Elements in 2007 and is owner and artistic director. She has been dancing since the age of two. She trained in Southeast Texas and began her teaching career at Sandy Calamia’s Danceworks in Groves, Texas in 1997.
She has been active in the competition and convention aspect of the dance world since the age of eight and won several awards as a competitive dancer including Dance Olympus Miss Dance Finalist Kids Artistic Revue Miss Dance of houston, and 2000 Healiner Dancer. She continues her training annually by attending dance conventions.
Jerri moved to Austin in 2000 and began teaching at multiple Austin area studios including Alisa' s Dance Academy, Georgetown Performing Arts Studio, Let's Dance, and Allstars Dance & Gym Co.
She graduated from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in 2004 with an accounting degree and worked for Ballet Austin before opening Dance Elements in 2007.
Jerri enjoys teaching multiple styles of dance but loves teaching tap and acrobatics. She is a certified Acrobatic Arts instructor. Jerri is the Director of Spotlight Performance Company and has won multiple choreography awards.
She enjoys judging auditions for high school and private studio teams. She is passionate about teaching dance and continues to pass on her love for dance to students of all ages.
Our faculty members have several years of training to pass along to the next generation of dancers. All faculty members are multi-faceted dancers in that they have performance and instructional backgrounds.