Owner & Artistic Director
Amy has been studying dance for 33 years and teaching dance for 20 years. She has trained with companies from LA to NYC, including Tremaine, Backstage, The Edge and Martha Graham. Over the years her dance training has lead her to several performances nationwide, including NFL and NBA games. She spent the summer of 2000 in Las Vegas Nevada where she was the master teacher for the Vegas Valley Stars Junior Drill Team. Amy expanded her training and also learned new teaching techniques while in Las Vegas. Amy has been a master teacher for conventions, camps and workshops throughout the U.S. Her credits also include choreography for High Schools, pageants, NBA dance teams, Ballet West, Jr. Dance Companies and several champion soloists. Here recent work involves Choreography for Zimmer Orthopedics 20th Anniversary Video for the Natural Knee titled I CAN DANCE. ¨Amy was a part of the talented Utah Jazz Dancers for 4 seasons. She has enjoyed performing and being involved in community events. She was a Para-educator at Evergreen Junior High and Cottonwood High, where she worked with children with emotional and behavioral disorders. Within the community she has spent numerous years as the Entertainment Chair for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) assisting with entertainment for their annual Light the Night Walk. Amy is certified in PBT (Progressive Ballet Technique) and Acrobatic Art. She is supported by her husband Dusten and children Tyler and Lillyan.
Meet Janie Hoyt! Janie is the operations manager here at the studio and absolutely LOVES it! She enjoys helping to “make the magic happen” behind the scenes.
Janie attended Utah State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Family Consumer Human Development. After college, she moved back home to manage the Bountiful Swig where she gained experience and a love for leading and managing.
Janie now lives in North Salt Lake with her Husband Tim, dog Sullivan and cat Mindi. She enjoys warm weather, traveling, and mostly being with her family and friends. Janie can’t wait to share with you her love of Studio 56 Dance Center. She feels lucky to be a part of such a wonderful dance community and family.
Hi! My name is Candace. I’m a mom to 3 amazing kiddos, all of which are dancers here at the studio! I work at the front desk on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights. I help answer the phones and emails and help make sure our families are taken care of. During the day you can find me working with insurance at an outpatient infusion center. When I’m not at my day job, chasing or chauffeuring kids around or working at the front desk, I like to craft, sew and binge my favorite Netflix shows. I absolutely love working at Studio 56 Dance Center. I love being a part of all the creativity. But the best part is getting to know all our dancers and tumblers. Their stories, smiles and big hugs make my day! I can’t wait to get to know you and your little!