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 tremendously since that first year in 2006. The studio has since moved to north Afton where there are 3 dance floors for teachers to utilize.

Dezi loves all styles of music and dance! Over 45 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 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!!  One of her favorite things is now teaching 2nd generation dancers as previous students are now bringing their children back to the studio!

Outside the studio – Dezi’s favorite thing is to be with her husband Roy, 7 children and 2 grandbabies. They love to watch movies, ride horses and motorcycles, ski, hunt, travel, play sports and just love to be together!

My name is Brindy Veigel. I married my high school sweetheart, Spencer Veigel, two years ago and moved back to Star Valley where we both grew up. I love the outdoors and anything active. I especially love to dance! I started taking dance classes when I was 3 and I kept dancing for 15 years after that with a variety of different genres. I found a love for teaching dance as well while I was in high school and had the opportunity to be a Teachers Assistant for Dezi and also the opportunity to be the Captain of the Brave Cadette Dance Team my senior year. After graduating and taking a short break from dance, I’ve since moved back and have been back teaching at Dezi’s with this being my third year. I love working with your students and I’m so excited for the next dance season!

Hello! My name is Darbi Sessions Stoll. I was born and raised in Star Valley, and I love the life it offers! My fiance and I, with our two fur babies, love to spend time in the outdoors. My favoritething to do is ride horses and go camping with my family!I love all things dance and tumbling. I had a passion for dance at a very young age. I grew updancing at Dezi’s Dance Studio, where I was trained in several different styles. My favorite has to be jazz and hip  hop, but I also enjoyed ballet, tap, lyrical, and character. In high school, I was a member of the Brave Cadettes,where we won 3 state titles. After graduating, I moved to RockSprings where I started coaching tumbling. I had the opportunity to coach competition teams and tumbling for dancers. I worked with students of all different ages and all different skill levels, and I loved it! Also, along with tumbling, I was able to help coach the high school dance team inGreen River for the last few years.

It is so exciting to be back in my hometown and help train these young dancers. I am so grateful to be a part of the program that helped foster my love for Dance and Tumbling.  I hope to encourage and instill the same love into my students.

 Hi, my name is JoDee Spencer, I am married to the best guy around and together we have 4 children. Besides my family, dancing is my passion. I have 20+ years of dancing experience in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern and ballroom. I competed in my younger years in the Stars Program in Bountiful, Utah and had ballet lessons from The Bountiful School of Ballet. I was on my high school Drill Team where I earned many top awards, choreographed numerous dances and attended many camps and classes. I’ve had the opportunity to take classes in New York City from dance companies such as Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey, and Paul Taylor, I’ve worked with amazing dancers and choreographers along the way, including Emmy award winning choreographer Bonnie Story (High School Musical) and Bonnie Pierce (2001 Honoree is Disney’s American Teacher Awards in Dance). I taught dance at Excel Dance in Layton, Utah for 2 years and have been teaching in Star Valley for 8 years. I have taught tap, Intensive lyrical/jazz in the past.   I am the ballroom teacher for the studio and that program has grown from 6 original students to sometimes over 80 in a season.  I am also a coach for the Performing Teams at the studio.
I have 30 years of dance experience, including: cheer, tumbling, drill, tap, clogging, ballet, pointe, hip-hop, lyrical, and jazz. I have been a cheer leader and I was on a national-champion drill team. I have studied under many famous professional choreographers in LA Underground and Joe Tremaine dance conventions. I danced competitively for 5 years and have been an instructor for 14.  I started the Pointe Program here at Dezi’s Dance studio and love ballet.  I have taught Character Jazz in the past as well.   JoDee Spencer and I are also the Performing Team coaches.  I have been teaching at the studio for 10 as of Sept 2023!

 

I grew up here in Star Valley and am so happy to call this wonderful valley home. After high school, I received my bachelor’s in Special Education and was so excited to be offered a job back in Star Valley. I currently teach at Osmond Elementary and enjoy working in education. Upon moving back to the valley, I met my wonderful husband, Brandon, and we now have an adorable baby boy. I love spending as much time as I can with my family! We love being outside hunting, camping, fishing, riding horses, and enjoying the mountains. We also enjoy sports, watching movies, and playing card games. I have been dancing my entire life. I am Dezi’s oldest daughter and spent a lot of time at the dance studio growing up. I was in my first recital when I was 2 and have been dancing ever since! Over the years I have taken ballet, jazz, tap, tumbling, lyrical, contemporary, and clogging from a variety of different instructors.  When I wasn’t dancing at the studio, I enjoyed performing in the school choirs and participating in Musical Theatre. I also enjoyed a variety of dance courses in college. In addition to my 4 years as a dance teacher, I have spent several years being a substitute dance teacher and a teacher’s assistant. I have loved being able to continue the dancing tradition that started with my Grandma Diann and has continued with my mom and myself. Dancing is just in our blood. I love the opportunity I have to be a part of the studio and watch students grow in skill and confidence throughout the year.  My favorite part of the dance studio is the end of year performance! I love seeing all the parts come together to create a show and watching the kid’s hard work pay off as they get to dance and perform on the big stage under the lights. I look forward to working with your student(s) and watching them shine at the end-of-the-year recital!

 

Dawn England began performing on stage at age 13. Singing soon became her passion and by the age of 17 she won the “Top of Utah vocal competition” at Utah State University.  She enjoys participating in musical theater productions and has been in several performances.  The role she enjoyed most was “narrator” in Joseph and the amazing technicolor dream coat.  Dawn was the owner and director of “Expressions Youth Singers” in northern Utah before relocating to Star Valley Wyoming in 2009.  She’s been teaching at Dezi’s Dance since fall of 2019.

Dawn and her husband Matt celebrated  their 30th anniversary in 2023.  They are parents to 7 amazing children and blessed with 6 grandchildren.  They love spending time together with their family no matter what the activity.

 

I have taught for 7 years in California in a small town, and the fall of 2024 will be my 3rd year teaching at Dezi’s Dance Studio. I graduated from the University of Bath in London with a dance education degree. I am a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and specialize in ballet/pointe work. I also love teaching lyrical, modern, and improve. I love teaching and seeing my dancers grow and progress every year.  I teach all the Pointe classes and will be teaching more ballet classes in the future.  I also teach a High School Modern/Jazz class at the studio.  I am married and am the mom of a new baby boy!

 

I’m Becky Booth.  I love children, camping, hiking, chocolate, and being with my family.  My husband, Larry, and I have three children and five grandchildren.  I have always enjoyed music and I love to move.  As a teenager,  I  was on the drill team and the gymnastics team.  As a First Grade teacher at Afton Elementary for 32 years, I know how necessary and valuable movement is for young children.  I started teaching at  Dezi’s Dance Studio the fall of 202.  I love  teaching Creative Movement and  Mom and Me classes.  My desire is to not only help with movement and dance skills with children, but especially to provide a joyful experience and help them to believe in themselves and their abilities.