Staff

Kyleigh Dye (Owner/Director)

Kyleigh began tumbling and dancing as soon as she was born! Her first time on stage was when she was just 16 months old appearing as "Tiger Lil." She has had a variety of teachers, her all-time favorite is Tania Wheeler. Competitive dance has always played a huge role in Kyleigh's life. She has queened many times and holds several "Regional" and "National" Over-All Queen titles at the Professional level. Kyleigh was the Head Drill Mistress her senior year in high school as well as an All State Drill Team Member. The Dancer’s Edge Competition Team begins their 14th season with numerous trophies & titles to their credit. Kyleigh is most proud of winning the Judges Choice Award, Technical Performance & Outstanding Choreography. Kyleigh loves living in Roosevelt with her husband Colby, teaching where she was once taught and now continues the tradition herself. She is so proud to be a mom to 5 yr. old Maxleigh Jo and 9 yr. old son Treyson.  

Troy Cooper

Troy began teaching boys tumbling and aerial acrobatics in 1979. He is a certified instructor of the "Rozanes" Ambidextrous method of tumbling. Troy taught on the "vault" at the Kurt Thomas clinic in Casper, WY. (The famous "Thomas Flair" was performed at the clinic for the very first time!) Troy has coached in Wyoming, Idaho and Utah.  He is an awesome teach at any tumbling level and would be irreplaceable! The Dancer's Edge Studio is GRATEFUL and THRILLED to have Troy in and "AFTER HOURS" capacity!  

Michelle Bennett

Michelle knew she wanted to dance as soon as she entered the studio at age four. Growing up, she had success as a competitor in both team and solo competition. Michelle was a student at Roosevelt Academy of Arts, where she found tumbling came naturally to herself and where she enjoyed performing on the Show-Biz & Company Exhibition Team. Michelle was a Union high Cougarette for all 3 of her high school years AND an “All State” Drill Team member. She is happy to live in the Uintah Basin with her husband Nick and ecstatic to be doing what she likes to do most, teaching dance. Michelle is a mom to her 12 yr. old son, Kyler, 9 yr. old daughter, Jaylee, 4 yr. old daughter, Leighton and her newest addition 2 month old, Madden. She is the choreographer and director to “The Dancer’s Edge”., encouraging young dancers to become their very best. Now in her thirteenth year, we are elated to have Michelle’s technical  capability at Roosevelt Academy of Arts.

Sarah Garcia

Sarah began dancing at the age of 3 yrs. When she turned 5, she auditioned and became a member of the Roosevelt Stars. There, she competed as a team member AND as a soloists. Sarah was member of the U.H.S. Cougarettes, serving as Drill Mistress her senior year. In 2007, Sarah and Kyleigh auditioned the very first "Dancer's Edge" competition team at Roosevelt Academy of Arts. After 2 years, Sarah moved to Orem to complete her schooling, graduating with a degree in DANCE and Business Management. While there, Sarah traveled to China where she served as the creative director of the Cultural Envoy dance team, performing throughout cities including Hong Kong and Shanghai, which was a trip of a lifetime. Sarah returned to the Uintah Basin in 2014 with her husband, Kyle, and her now 7 yr. old daughter Kaia. Sarah was the Union High School drill team coach for 6 years. In her final season as head coach she was awarded the 3A DRILL TEAM COACH OF THE YEAR!

Sydney Bolton

The Dancer's Edge Studio welcomes *Sydney Bolton* as their newest teacher. 
Sydney started dancing at the age of 8 at The Dancers Edge Studio formerly know as "Roosevelt Academy of Arts". Where she competed on the The Dancer's Edge Company till she was a junior in high school. She then was a member of the Union High Schools drill team for four years holding different captain positions. After graduation Sydney attended Snow College while dancing on the Badgerettes dance team for two years. While attending college She took multiple dance classes and had loved every minute of it. Sydney just recently moved back to Roosevelt and is attending USU.  This coming year she will be a Kindergarten teacher at Kings Peak Elementary. Sydney loves dance and working with kids more than anything. We are so excited to have Sydney part of The Dancer's Edge Studio Staff!

Shanna Riding

Shanna is going in to her 6th season as OFFICE MANAGER. She is amazing at what she does and makes the studio run like a well oiled machine. We could not do it without her! Shanna and her husband, Bobby, have three beautiful children, Makaylee (14), Ashlyn (17), Blake (22) and soon to be daughter in-law Tennessee.

Deon Cooper (Founder)

Deon began her dance experience at Rick's College while only 3 years old. She studied dance and gymnastics under the direction of Lolita Shirley and the remarkable Paunie Van Ordern, both of Idaho. Additionally, she certified in the "Rozanes Method of Acrobatics" at KLARKS in Casper, Wyoming. Deon taught for 28 years, instructing Jazz, Tap, Clogging, Aerobics, Tumbling, Gymnastics (which included all four events (Balance Beam, Uneven Bars, Vault, & Floor Exercise.) She judged numerous gymnastics meets and was the head coach at Madison Jr. High. Deon was selected among numerous coaches to teach the "beam" at the Kurt Thomas clinic, an honor she will never forget. She has owned and directed her own studio for the past 40 years and retired in 2021. Deon fulfilled a child hood dream of teaching children. She has three children (Ashley, Dillon, Kyleigh) and six very special grandchildren, Karson, Alisandra, Treyson, Maxleigh, Odette, and Dimitri!