- Summer Intern
Skylar Taavola is from the small town of Negaunee in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She is currently a senior at Northern Michigan University, majoring in Management of Health and Fitness with a minor in Dance. She began dancing at a small studio, in Marquette MI at the age of 3, studying the genres of jazz, lyrical, tap, ballet, pointe, contemporary, modern, acro, gymnastics, hip hop, and break dance.
Skylar has been a choreographer for Superior Arts Youth Theatre, Marquette’s Nutcracker, choreographer and the coach/president of the NMU Dance Team. Skylar has been a part of many NMU Theatre and Dance shows in her time there as both dancer and choreographer. Since 2016, Skylar has been an instructor of numerous dance genres and gymnastics at New Attitudes Dance studio and Julie’s Top Hat dance studio. In 2018, Skylar established the first integrative dance program in Marquette, Shooting Starz, for kids of all ages and different abilities. In the future she plans on establishing her own studio just like Miss Kim’s!
Skylar is grateful Miss Kim is taking her under her wing and allowing her to continue her education through a summer internship at the studio. Skylar is excited to take her experience and knowledge from Miss Kim’s to help establish her own inclusive dance studio in the future!