Bobbi started dancing at the age of three in Idaho Falls and trained with Larry Kroll, Sally Adams, Marilyn Perry, Becky Gili, John and Janice Nelson. During those years of training she was fortunate to have several opportunities and receive scholarships to summer dance camps at CSI in Twin Falls, Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and Interlochen Arts Academy for 9th-11th grade. During her time at Interlochen, Bobbi went on tour with the Dance Dept throughout Chicago to perform and take classes at Hubbard Street and Gus Giordano Dance Studio. She then attended the University of Wyoming on a full ride out of state dance scholarship and also danced on their college dance team "Wildfire". During Bobbi's time at UW, they got to travel to perform at games in New Mexico, the 1993 Wieser Lock Copper Bowl in Tucson, Arizona and at UNC in Greeley, Colorado. When she returned to Idaho Falls, She taught Ballet and did choreography for The Teton Valley Stars, choreographed solos for dancers for the Intermountain Drill Team Competition and taught ballet for 10 years at Infinity Dance Studio. Bobbi is now the Owner/Director of Prodigy Dance Company.
Kelsey started dancing at the age of 11. Her training began at the Vogue Dance Company where she learned lyrical, hip-hop, and jazz. She trained there for approximately two years. Kelsey then began her six year career as a student at Infinity Dance Studio in Idaho Falls. There, as she advanced quickly, she trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, modern , contemporary, and lyrical, which enabled her to compete on various teams, in numerous competitions throughout the west. She also competed in a duo where she won first place overall in a Boise competition. Kelsey also trained technique and jazz to elementary aged children in her home during her senior year of high school for her senior project. Kelsey attended the CSI dance camp for two summers. Kelsey then attended Utah State University where she was trained in ballet. She has also taken her dance talents to the Miss America program where she won a local title, after competing in dance in the talent portions. This allowed her to compete in the Miss Idaho pageant in Boise . Mrs. Pyper has a love of dance and especially teaching youngsters. She has loved dance all of her life, and is thrilled to share her talents with others, and show them how to grow and progress- into the best dancers that they can be.
Shania McKinlay has been dancing since the age of 3. She started dancing while she attended daycare and then transitioned to a local studio when she turned 5, Studio One. Shania trained in ballet and jazz at Studio One for many years and was a part of ballet productions such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, etc. When Shania turned 8, she switched to another local dance studio, Infinity Dance Studio. Shania trained in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, etc. Shania has experience in the competing dance world by having attended and competed at various competitions and conventions around Idaho and Utah. Shania was also part of a winning dance team that was asked to try out for America’s Got Talent. Shania also attended dance camp at CSI for two summers. Shania has a passion for dance and wanted to share this passion with other dancers. Shania is an elementary educator in training at BYU-I and is excited to be expanding her teaching experience through the world of dance. Shania is so excited to be a part of the Prodigy Dance Company Family!
Miklyn began dancing at the age of two. She is trained in many different styles including Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, etc. For most of her dance career growing up she trained at Infinity Dance Studio and was also an assistant instructor. During her time at IDS she had multiple opportunities to dance with Odyssey Dance Company. Miklyn and her teammates had the opportunity to be in a professional dance video, which led to their invitation to audition for America's Got Talent. She has received multiple scholarships from CSI, JUMP Break the Floor Productions, and NRG. Miklyn has always had a love for dance. She is extremely excited to share her passion and to teach for Prodigy.
Rebekah began dancing under the direction of Brandy Jensen with Idaho Ballet Theater at the age of four. Her first role onstage was a Woodland Fairy in her favorite ballet, the Nutcracker. Since that first performance, she has been able to fill numerous roles in the Nutcracker Ballet, including Clara, Snow Queen, French Doll, Arabian Soloist, and the Sugar Plum Fairy. She also played the part of Cinderella in a 2019 spring performance. Throughout the years, she has worked alongside a number of professional dancers from Ballet Idaho, Ballet West, and more. She has had the privilege of competing at the Youth America Grand Prix Regional Semi-Finals several times and performed with her studio's ensemble at YAGP International Final in New York City in 2016. Rebekah also passed the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum student examination Level 5A with Merit. When not in pointe shoes, she enjoys painting, drawing, baking, and making her friends laugh with a continuous outpouring of puns.