Dezerene “Dezi” Haderlie is the owner/operator of Dezi’s Dance Studio. She has been involved in dance since she was a toddler. Her mother Diann owned a studio for over 23 years and dancing was just simply a part of life for Dezi as she grew up.
Dezi received a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with a dual major in Biology and Business. She thought she would spend her life teaching in the public school system until her mom, Diann was diagnosed with a rare cancer. Diann couldn’t bear to close her studio so she asked Dezi to help teach. Eight months later Dezi realized that her love for teaching and her love for dance would take her life in a whole new direction.
Dezi operated her own studio in Montana for 2 years before moving to Idaho and then settling in Star Valley where her husband was raised. Two years later she opened Dezi’s Dance Studio in Grover with 74 students her first year. Star Valley has been good to Dezi as she has seen her studio grow every year since. This past year – 300 Dezi’s dancers came through the studio’s doors each week!!
Dezi loves all styles of music and dance! Over 31 years have been spent teaching or dancing herself! Now with so many talented instructors a part of her studio staff – Dezi only teaches tap, beginning ballet, jazz, afro jazz, lyrical, and all levels of tumbling to boys and girls alike.
Seeing students grow in skill and confidence is what makes teaching dance – “the best job in the world”. Dezi is so grateful for the chance that she has each week to be a part of her student’s lives!! She is so excited what the new building and studio will offer students as they develop as people and performers!!
Outside the studio – Dezi’s favorite thing is to be with her husband Roy and 5 children. They love to watch movies, ride horses, ski, hunt, travel, play sports and just be together!