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Abby was raised in Jamul and danced at “Gotta Dance” with Jen Toneck. Abby is a girl who loved to have fun. She enjoyed being on stage and always staying busy. Being involved in dance she decided to attend Coronado School of Arts where she studied under Betzi Roe. A strict program of classical dance opened up her eyes to dance as an art form while still having fun. Abby was a member of the Coronado Dance Company and performed around San Diego, while teaching dance one night a week. The one night turned into 7 and soon after into Jibe Studios. Abby thinks that dancing is fun, but teaching dance is incredible!
Favorite Quote: “A day without dance is a day I consider wasted.” ~unknown
Jennifer started dancing and tumbling at the age of 4 and developed a passion for both. She continued taking classes and joined a performing company. Jennifer loved sharing her passion for dance and tumbling by performing throughout San Diego County. Admiring her many instructors, Jennifer decided to follow in her role-models’ footsteps. She began teaching classes and became the director of the company she once performed in. Jennifer earned her bachelors degree and a teaching credential from SDSU. She taught elementary school for 5 years, while creating Jibe with Abby. Her dedication to kids and work with the community makes Jibe not a job, but a dream.
Favorite Quote: “Life’s not about waiting for the storms to pass... It’s about learning to dance in the rain!” -Vivian Greene
Lindsey grew up in Alpine and began taking dance classes at Alpine Dance Academy when she was seven years old. She started out taking tap and jazz classes before her mom eventually forced her into taking a ballet class. Thank goodness for moms, because from then on, ballet became her favorite style. She went on to focus on ballet at Scripps Performing Arts Centre, and then later at San Diego Civic Youth Ballet. While at SDCYB, she took classes in ballet, pointe, and modern and attended camps with all styles of dance. She danced in many roles and shows including the Nutcracker each season, Cinderella, Peter Pan and Swan Lake. During her senior year of high school she began performing with La Diego Dance Theatre under Daniel Marshall, and continued into college before transferring to the University of Colorado. She enjoyed taking whatever dance classes she could while in school, but missed it so much after graduation, and was so excited to start teaching it at Jibe! She has always loved working with children, so kids and dance put together became the perfect job! Her favorite part about teaching is watching her students grow, and seeing all of their hard work come to life on stage.
Favorite quote: "If you dance with your heart, your body will follow" -Mia Michaels
Isabel has been dancing since she was 11 years old, starting at Visionary Dance Theatre and eventually making her way to Jibe. After being at Jibe for a year she joined the studio's performing company, where her love for dance developed. This love led her to teaching! Isabel's favorite aspect of teaching is being able to create the passion for dance in her students that she feels herself. In her free time, Isabel enjoys making art, in whichever form it takes.
Favorite quote: "Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance."
Sydney Rei started dancing at the young age of 3 and has over 20 years of being a performer and 7 years of being a choreographer. She competed nationally and regionally for over 9 years. Sydney continued her training and received her Bachelor's in Dance Theatre at the world renowned AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts where she trained with industry professionals. Sydney is beyond thrilled to be a part of the Jibe family and to share her love of dance.
Nicole began dancing at the age of 4 and immediately fell in love. She started out with jazz, tap and ballet. She got the pleasure of being taught by Jennifer at the very beginning and Abby shortly after. When they started Jibe, she was all in! She soon discovered her love for hip-hop. She danced at Grossmont College and was a member of Urban FX's dance team, competing and performing all over San Diego. She is beyond excited to get to spread her love for Hip-Hop at Jibe!
Favorite quote: "Great dancers are not great because of their technique,. They are great because of their passion." -Martha Graham