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Director & Owner of

North Shore Dance Academy

Aloha! I am a BYUH graduate in Business & Entrepreneurship and have been living in Laie for the past 5 years, now with my husband. I have been dancing since I was 3 years old. I was trained & competed dance in all styles, specifically ballet, contemporary, & hip-hop. I started teaching at age 15 and have had opportunities to choreograph competitively. Dance and teaching are my passions and it's been a dream of mine to share my passion with others by owning my own studio. I am so grateful & excited about the North Shore Dance Academy and to serve this great community!



Dance & Tumble Instructor

Hi my name is Natalie Prestwich and I am currently a Junior at BYUH double majoring in biology and exercise science. I started both dance and gymnastics when I was 2 years old and for the next 15 years competed at Denver School of Gymnastics on the Junior Olympic Team and Grace Studios School of Dance as part of the company. I was planning on continuing my gymnastics career in college until a broken arm left me unable to compete. I love that I have been able to continue my hobbies and passions through teaching others and I am so excited to work at NSDA!


Dance Instructor

My name is Holly, and I could not be more excited to teach at NSDA. Dancing is apart of my identity. I danced at a studio since I was 3, was on my dance team in high school and taught dance at my studio. I was also cheerleader in high school and have choreographed for many cheer teams as well as dance companies. My favorite styles are jazz, contemporary, and hip hop! My favorite part about being a dance teacher is getting to know each student and watching them completely be themselves at dance class.


Dance Instructor

Hi! My name is Bridget Shelley and I am so excited to be apart of NSDA! I am a student at BYUH majoring in Psychology. I have been dancing since I was 3 and have danced competitively up until I graduated highschool. I was also the president of my highschool dance team and a member of the cheer team and pom team. I am so grateful to be able teach my passion and seeing each child improve and have fun! 


Tumble Instructor

Hello, my name is Ashlee McLaws, and I am excited to coach tumbling at NSDA! I’m currently a junior at Brigham Young University - Hawaii and am majoring in Sport and Exercise Science, emphasizing health and Wellness. My schedule growing up revolved around gymnastics and tumbling practices. I tumbled competitively for many years, participating in regionals and nationals multiple times. In high school, I fell in love with cheerleading and was captain of the squad. I am grateful to coach at the NSDA studio, share my passion, and see the kid’s improvement!

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