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Ms. Katelyn Staszkow (Ms. S)

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Phone: (480) 472-9639

Bio:

Hi everyone! My name is Katie Staszkow (pronounced Stas-koh), but you can call me Ms. S. I am so excited to be your dance teacher this year! I grew up in Chandler, Arizona and began dancing at age 3. After graduating from Chandler High School, I went on to major in ballet at the University of Utah, receiving my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet with an Emphasis in Teaching. I began dancing professionally while attending the U--I was hired as a seasonal artist with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to perform in their annual tour of The Nutcracker. I was then hired by professional modern dance company BodyVox in Portland, Oregon where I danced, toured, and ultimately began my teaching career. I started as the ballet teacher for an arts magnet middle school and built a brand new elementary dance program in Portland Public Schools. Last year, I moved back to sunny Arizona and subbed dance throughout Maricopa County Community Colleges, Mesa Public Schools, Gilbert Public Schools, and Chandler Unified School District while completing my Master of Science in Education: Curriculum and Instruction through Portland State University. I am honored to be directing Skyline's phenomenal dance program this year!