Nicole Campbell Fielding

Director and Owner
Company Director

Nicole Campbell-Fielding opened Dance Tech Studios in 1995 upon graduation from the University of Utah. Ms. Fielding was raised in Langley, Virginia where she began her 1st Ballet class at age 5.  She trained to professional levels in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Tap and Lyrical from Judy Bassing, Jo Rowan, Karen Hebert, Janice Barringer, and Chris Grogis throughout New York, the East and West Coasts. Her international credits include MTV lead dancer, Brigham Young University’s "Cougarettes", toured Europe as “Lead Dancer” with BYU’S "Young Ambassadors", and at the age of 13, was a finalist for "Star Search" . Her choreography and performances have won, and continue to win, top state-wide and national recognition. Her students have earned numerous National Dance Title Awards, College Dance Scholarships, have become Directors of top educational Dance programs throughout the nation as well as worked professionally in the commercial dance world. In addition, she is a national judge for numerous competitions nationwide. Ms. Fielding is proud to be the Director and choreographer of several National award-winning Companies. She loves teaching everything from entry level ‘youngins” up to our Elite level dancers. Entering into her 26th year of Owning & Directing Dance Tech Studios, and her 36th year of teaching, she continues to never take her “job” for granted and is honored to be working every day with these amazing kids and DTS staff family.

 

Scott Fielding

Studio Co-Owner

 

Scott has been teaching the DTS tumbling program for 5 years as well as teaching staff for DTS’ infamous “Boys Xtreme” program. He received training in Street Jazz at the Broadway Dance Center in New York and has a collegiate gymnastic background. Scott's "other" job is owner of Big Canyon Construction, Inc. building residential and commercial projects throughout Summit and Salt Lake counties. Scott designed and constructed and Dance Tech Studios’ phenomenal 15,000 sq. foot, state-of-the-art dance training facility.








Jenny Wilson

Instructor
Company Director

Jenny is one of the talented directors and choreographers of Dance Tech's national award-winning company programs. She was one of Dance Tech's first students, and was the 1st recipient of Dance Tech Studios "Dancer of The Year" award. She has trained to professional levels in Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Contemporary and Modern. She was selected to dance in the 2002 Olympics, perform with Odyssey Dance Company, among other stage opportunities with the University of Utah. She has trained with the industries top professionals at national conventions such as Tremaine, NUVO, Jump, and Monsters of Hip Hop to name a few in addition to training with some of the world’s most renown teachers and choreographers at Broadway Dance Center. Jenny is a graduate of the University of Utah and trained in their extensive Modern Program. Her choreography has received many overall high point, choreography, and specialty awards at both regional and national levels. She has recently found a passion in combining her love for dance and fitness and teaches an adult dance fitness format called WERQ. She was recently selected to be a Master Trainer certifying dance enthusiasts and fitness experts in the Rocky Mountain Region. Jenny is the proud mother of two children, daughter Ella who is a member of one of our performing companies, and son Knox.



Tyler Fielding

Instructor
Company Director

Tyler began his dance training at the age of 5 in Dance Tech's original "Little Man Jamm" hip hop/breakdance program. Being the 1st son of the owners of Dance Tech, the boys Hip Hop and Breakdance program was created to give boys the opportunity to train in Hip Hop/Breakdance while balancing their school/sports commitments.  He competed, both statewide and nationally, for 13 years. He has received numerous overall high scoring awards including "Senior Overall High Point Solo" at the 2012 Thunderstruck Nationals Competition in Las Vegas. Tyler along with his brother Cole, has been directing the newly titled “Boys Xtreme” program for the past 8 years. Tyler is entering his 9th year as one of Dance Tech's Hip Hop Company Directors.  His passion for performing, choreographing and teaching is emulated throughout his classes. The “Boys Xtreme” program has grown to be one of the strongest boy's hip hop/breakdance programs in Utah and nationwide.

 



Cole Fielding

Instructor

Company Director

Cole Fielding was literally born into the Dance Tech family! Cole began his training at Dance Tech in the original “Little Man Jamm” program when he was 4. At age 5, he began his years of competing with the Little Man Jamm Hip Hop Company as well as hip hop production companies. Cole has competed both locally and nationally for years receiving overall high point awards. Balancing competitive baseball and football schedules over the years, Cole is a well rounded performer, athlete and teacher. He has been team teaching in the newly titled “Boys Xtreme” boys hip hop program for years as well as team teaching multiple hip hop companies at Dance Tech. His unique and gifted talents he shares with his students makes him a favorite teacher around DTS!

 

 

 


Celene Beth Calderon

Director of Public Relations 

Company Director

Celene Beth is a Park City native and began dancing at Dance Tech Studios in the early 2000's. She became a part of our hip hop family through the years and trained under Jenny Wilson and Nicole Fielding. Celene was also part of the Park City High School Dance Company for 2 years and continued dancing at the University of Utah with the Modern program. She was also featured in Sara Christensen-Pickett's innovative "Mercenaries Against Calculated Corruption: episode VII" in November of 2006. After a year of the Modern program, Celene decided to take a much needed break from dance and changed her major to Speech Communications. However, she made her return to the dance in 2011 when she became a certified Zumba instructor and taught at Basin Recreation, the University of Utah and Millennium Dance Complex Salt Lake City for 5 years. In 2014, Celene became the Director of Operations & Marketing at Millennium Dance Complex SLC. Celene has trained with world-renowned choreographers such as, Tricia Miranda, Luther Brown, Laure Courtellemont, Jojo Gomez, Brian Friedman, Marty Kudelka, Yanis Marshall, and many more! Celene was also a member of the professional dance company, Underground Crew Season 5. In August of 2015, Celene left Millennium and returned to her DTS family and became a part of their hip hop program. She is also a true crime documentarian and podcast host with a production company based in Los Angeles.  Celene is our proud Director of Public Relations for the fifth year and continues coaching hip hop to the younger generation! 



Natalia Chapourskaya

Instructor

DTS has had the honor of housing Ms. Chapourskaya as the Ballet Director. Click on her remarkable resume for her full dance background!!! NATALIA CHAPOURSKAYA RESUME

 

 

 

 


Sarah Lovett

Director of Finance

Instructor

Sarah Lovett originally hails from Heber City, Utah. She trained & performed with Wasatch Dance Center, Odyssey Dance and Center Stage, in her early years. She began teaching at seventeen, falling in love with the process through taking classes with the likes of Wade Robson, Mia Michaels & Dan Karaty. She began performing her own choreography through various outlets & was invited to dance with ESPN and the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics before her senior graduation. While attending a dance intensive in the Land of Angels before her freshman year of college, she discovered contemporary movement. Oh my goodness....breath! Attending the University of Utah for modern dance assisted her process of finding the purpose behind why we dance. She began teaching throughout Utah--all ages, all types, while specializing in modern/contemporary dance, studying the art of the breath and loving self through various movement. As a teacher, Sarah has taught at Wasatch Dance Center, Dance Tech Studios, Salt Lake Continuing Education, various high school programs, the Girl Scouts of America, The Studio of Performing Arts in New Canaan, as well as Statement Arts Program in NYC. Her classes are focused on trusting self and the process of movement, why we move the way we move, and having confidence in who each student is as a performer. She is skilled in jazz technique, ballet, hip hop, funk, and contemporary/modern. She is also Pilates and Reiki certified. 

 


 

Amy Nielsen

Instructor

Company Director

Amy Nielsen-Bailey comes to Dance Tech Studios with 16 years of training and National competition experience in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Modern. Amy graduated from Highland High School and was on their Dance Company all four years. Amy is a talented award-winning choreographer in all genres, for all ages of dancers.  Her pure love and passion for dance and teaching is evident in every class she teaches.This is Amy’s 6th year with the Dance Tech Family.   

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Risa Tanaka

Instructor

Risa has been dancing since she was 6.  She has trained in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical and hip hop.  She was a member of Hillcrest Highschool’s Dance Company and musical productions.  She later then studied modern dance her first year in college as a scholarship recipient at the University of Utah and later changed her major to Behavioral Science. She is now looking to further her education by working towards her nursing degree in hopes that learning about the body will better enhance her love and knowledge for teaching dance.  Better yet, she is excited to reach her goal in becoming an Aesthetics Nurse. Risa has taught jazz and hip-hop for the last 7 years, choreographing solos and group numbers. She loves to work with different formations and timing as well as mentoring young dancers to help them grow. In her spare time, she takes dance classes at Millennium or online which allows her to maintain her flexibility and mobility. You can also find her at local yoga and barre classes, which she takes to help increase her knowledge of the body which she can then pass on to her students. 

 

 

 


 

 

Lauren MacRitchie

Instructor

Lauren has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She grew up training and competing on a national level with Dance Tech Studios until she was 18. She has extensive training in hip hop, ballet, pointe,contemporary, jazz, and tap. Throughout her experience at Dance Tech Studios, she regularly attended national dance conventions such as Jump, Nuvo, Pulse, Monsters of Hip Hop and 24/7. She has trained with Twitch, Mia Michaels, Travis Wall, and Misha Gabriel, just to name a few. Lauren had the honor of assisting Twitch as well. Lauren is currently a sophomore at the University of Utah studying Kinesiology. . Lauren’s genuine love for dance and sharing her talents is her greatest asset to her students. We’re lucky to have her back teaching again!

 



JESSICA CONNELLY

Director of Operations

Instructor

Jessica Connelly was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska where her love for the art of dance began. As an adult, she moved to Los Angeles to continue her training and begin her dance career. While in LA, she did a work-study with Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio. She started performing with Princess Cruise Lines and has been traveling, teaching, and performing ever since! In addition to the Cruise Ships she has performed and choreographed for Dinner Theatres around the globe, as well as Musical Theatre presentations. Jessica was trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theater, and loves to teach them all!! She had the privilege of assisting a cast-mate in opening a Dance Studio in London. Red Star Theatre Arts is thriving and educating students through the ISTD method of ballet. She has recently moved to Utah where she is continuing her education in the Ballroom styles with Ballroom Utah. In 2016 Jessica began adjudicating for Dance Competitions. She finds value in learning from students and other Dance Instructors. Seeing students progress is one of Jessica's greatest joys!

 


 

 

Annie Connolly 

Director of Company Communications

Instructor

Annie started dancing in Mom & Tots class at Virginia Tanner before she even turned two! She hasn’t stopped since. She trained extensively in modern dance with Tanner Dance and Children’s Dance Theater until she turned eighteen. Beginning at age ten, she expanded her training into ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and lyrical at Silhouette Dance Studio. She competed with Silhouette’s Senior Elite Company for 6 years, attending state and national conventions and competitions including NYCDA, Adrenaline, Thunderstruck, and Nuvo. In high school, she was a four-year member and choreographer for Highland High Dance Company. After graduation in 2016, Annie helped found the Highland High Jr. Dance Company, in order to develop and expand the Highland Dance Program. She remains involved with Highland as a guest choreographer and yoga teacher. Annie graduated in April 2020 from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Modern Dance, and a minor in Anthropology. While attending the U she performed with the program’s Preforming Dance Company, as well as many student concerts and showcases. In between academic years, she spent her summers working as the Studio Manager and Co-Department Head for Dance at Camp Vega for Girls in Fayette, Maine. Annie has a passion for movement—alongside dance she trains in martial arts, is a certified High Fitness instructor, and a certified yoga teacher. Annie loves Dance Tech and is happy to be spending another year with her DTS Family! 



 

 

LEXI WILSON

Instructor

Lexi’s passion for dance began at 3 years old when she walked into her first class at The Winner School. She has trained in many styles including jazz, musical theater, hip hop, ballet, tap, contemporary, and lyrical. She grew up as a competition dancer and competed for The Dance Project SLC for 10 years. She has worked with many amazing instructors including Nick Lazzarini, Laila Hardman, Mallauri Esquibel, Travis Wall, Megan Adelsberger, Jeffrey Louizia, Marc Alexander and dozens more. She was also selected as a backup dancer in Robin Landry’s “Waiting” music video. Despite having severe nerve complications resulting in four different leg surgeries, Lexi was on the Brighton High Drill Team for 4 years. Through drill, she was able to learn leadership and choreography skills. She was a head captain of the drill team her senior year and was awarded a spot on the All-State Drill Team in 2018. She won the 2018-2019 Dance Sterling Scholar award for Brighton High. Her contemporary senior solo, “Ashes” won multiple first place awards. She also received Academic All-Region and Academic All-State. Lexi is now studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing at the University of Utah. She is currently a 2nd year member of the University of Utah Dance Team where she gets to dance and cheer for the Utah Utes. She was awarded “Rookie of the Year” for the Spirit Team and has loved the opportunity to dance for the University. Her love for dance has never been greater and she is excited to share her passion as an instructor. 

Allie Sherman

Instructor

Allie is a director and instructor for Dance Tech. Over the years, her choreography has received numerous top overall awards and choreography awards. Allie comes from an extensive training background in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, tap, and gymnastics. She has competed at the national level receiving many top overall scores, awards, and scholarships. In 2011, she attended and graduated Broadway Dance Center's Summer Professional Program, where she trained with some of the top choreographers in the nation. She was honored to win the "Protégé" scholarship from the Pulse On Tour Dance Convention, where she was awarded free tuition for a year and danced alongside their amazing faculty. She has performed in Odyssey Dance Theater's "Thriller" and "High School Musical 2." She also recently danced in SunnyMarz's "Red Light" music video. Allie's love and passion for dance is quite evident in her classes.