Welcome to The Studio

Located in historic downtown Ellensburg, The Studio by EDE offers classes in ballet, hip hop, modern/contemporary, tap, and much more!

Registration now open for 2022/2023!

Meet Our Teachers


Director, Acro, Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz

Hello ! My name is Gillian, and I am so excited to be a part of the team here at The Studio! This year I will be taking on an exciting new role as the Studio Director while also teaching some fun Hip Hop, Acro, Pom, Jazz and Ballet classes! The thing I love most about The Studio is the energy that our dancers bring into all of our classes. This year will be my 8th year teaching dance, and I am so excited to spend it sharing my true passion with such a beautiful community. I can’t wait to get groovin’ with YOU!


Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary

My name is Sydney Baker and I am a new teacher at The Studio! I am originally from Yakima, Washington and just graduated from Central Washington University (CWU) this past June with my degree in Dance. At CWU I was a member of the Orchesis Dance Company and the CWU Dance Team. I have been dancing for 19 years and my favorite style of dance is contemporary. I am so excited to teach at The Studio and hope to share my passion for dance with my students.


Ballet, Modern

Hi! I’m Katie and dance is my favorite way to express myself. I started ballet in middle school and then added modern and swing. I’ve been teaching all ages since high school and love inspiring others to be their best and try new things in their dancing. Besides dancing, I love spending time with my husband and 3 kids, adventuring to new places, being a doula and gardening!



Alyssa has been a certified Zumba instructor since 2013. She has taught Zumba Dance classes for various different age groups at multiple locations in Washington State. Her classes are high intensity but can be modified for all levels of dancers. You’ll get stronger along with having lots of fun! Be sure to wear athletic wear that you can shake and move in along with indoor athletic shoes with good support.


Ballet Fusion, Contemporary

A junior at Ellensburg High School, Serena has been dancing for 13 years and has performed in ballets and dance competitions for all that time as well. She has danced in classical ballets like Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, attended multiple dance and musical theatre summer intensives, and has experience in tap, hip hop, and contemporary dance styles. In freshman year she decided to join the fall play and has performed in the high school shows since then. In her free time she likes to read and choreograph dances.



Jill has been dancing with the Ellensburg Dance Ensemble in local productions for several years, including multiple cameos in The Nutcracker as the unforgettable Nanny character. Her favorite things to do are dancing and singing around the house, hula-hooping, and spending time with her 2 kids & 4 dogs. Jill is the President of the Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN), Vice President of the Ellensburg Dance Ensemble, and works at the Department of Ecology.

Sara June

Tap, Clogging

Bio coming soon!



Bio coming soon!


Musical Theater

Bio coming soon!


Youth Choir

Hi! My name is Becky Griswold and I am thrilled to be joining The Studio team! I
have been playing piano and singing since the age of 3 and sharing music with
others is my passion. With 17+ years of teaching experience both in Seattle and
here in Ellensburg, and more than 22 years of performance experience, I am
excited to start a music program for local kids to enjoy outside of the school
setting. I have also served as the music director for several local Valley Musical
Theatre productions, and I am the current Director of Music for EHS Winter
Musicals. I’m excited and enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge of musical
styles with young kids in a fun, safe, and energetic environment.



Bio coming soon!

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307 N Main St
Ellensburg, WA 98926