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Holly Nicholes


Competition Team Instructor


Sarah Perkins has more than 20+ years dance experience and she herself started as a Salt Lake Star.  After moving and attending a few other studios she ended up as a Tooele Star. Sarah has so much passion for the Stars organization as it was what set the tone for her dancing career. Sarah competed since the age of 5 in team and solo competitions and the most memorable moment in her dancing career was winning Stars National Solo Queen and participating in the Dance Champ Program.  Sarah has trained in Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-hop, Contemporary, Tumbling, and Cheer.  She was a co-captain of the Tooele High School Cheer Team, winning many competitions locally and nationally with her teammates.  Following high school she tried out for the USA International Cheer Squad and traveled to Australia to participate in the Down Under Bowl.  Sarah has been teaching and choreographing all forms of dance from team to soloists her entire adult life.  Sarah is also a mom to two wonderful children and works as a hairstylist, her other form of expression.  


I dance because, there’s no greater feeling in the world than moving to a piece of music and letting the rest of the world disappear. -Anonymous


A dance teacher helps their students find the song in their heart the beat in their feet and a passion for life. –Anonymous


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Julie Colbert started dancing at age 4 at Tammy's School of Dance /Layton Stars  in Layton Utah  and trained there for 10 years in jazz, ballet, & tap & was a member of the Stars competition team for 8 years. She was a cheerleader in junior high and danced for the Layton High Lancelles for 2 years in high school and was Vice President her senior year. She got the opportunity to choreograph competition routines for her drill team during her senior year as well as begin judging local dance competitions which she has continued judging for 22 years. She then went on to dance at Weber State on their dance team the Chatonelles. After college  Julie was chosen as a "Seven Peaks Resort Dancer" for the Stadium of Fire production and was able to dance with the Beach Boys. Julie then took a short break from dancing to marry her husband Travis and start their family including their children Natalie, Madison, and Gavin.  Julie opened the Southern Utah Stars dance studio in 2003 after moving to St. George from SLC. During the past 10 years as director of the studio she has had the opportunity to attend several dance conventions and workshops to train with world renown dancers such as Joe Tremaine, Joe Lanteri, Art Stone, Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Dennis Caspary, tWitch, Ivan Koumaev, Gil Stroming,  Lauren Gottleib, Rhee & Renny Gold, & many more. As Director of the Southern Utah Stars Julie has also been a team & solo instructor & choreographer for the studio for 10 years. This year Julie will be on staff instructing classes, and she is excited for the upcoming dance year and grateful she gets to be a part of such an amazing team of dancers, teachers, & staff.  

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Lisa Ray

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Lisa has been an instructor with the Southern Utah Stars for the past eight years. She enjoys working with the students and watching them grow and progress, not only into amazing dancers, but amazing people.  LIsa also enjoys being a wife to her husband Chris and mom to their four beautiful children Mylee, Kobe, Bode & Makinlee.Lisa is excited for another fun filled year of dance with Stars.

Competition Team Instructor

Amy Nicholes

Competition Team Instructor

Bio coming

Deja Nicholes

Competition Team Instructor

Twinkle Stars/Micro Minis/Rising Stars

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Deja Nicholes began dancing at the age of 2 and joined Stars Dance Studio at the age of 3!  She is currently a Jetette and when she is not teaching dance, she is dancing as a Senior member of the Stars Competition Team.  Deja holds many Regional and National titles as an advanced/professional soloist.  Deja is trained in many areas of dance including ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, military and drill.  Above all, Deja believes that dance should be a place where you can express yourself!  Deja has been teaching at Stars Dance Studio for the past 3 years and looks forward to continuing her education in dance.

Rylee Perkins

Office Administrator

Micro Minis/Tumbling Instructor

Coming Soon

Tina Harward

Twinkle Stars/Micro Minis/Rising Stars Instructor

Tina is excited for the opportunity to join the Stars Dance Studio this year!  She is devoted to creating a learning environment that is both memorable and uplifting.

Tina’s background has been extensive in many disciplines, but her favorites include Jazz and Lyrical!  Her training started in grade school and she went on to represent her studio and schools by participating on performing and cheer teams.  The most incredible memory for Tina was making Varsity Cheerleader her sophomore year and then being named Captain her senior year.  As Captain of the Cheer Squad at Hunter High School she began a legacy of competing.  Tina is happy to report that this year, Hunter High School took 1st place at nationals for their division!

Her teaching experience started at the very young age of 15.  She was a member of the National Jr. Honor Society and what started as a community service project led her to continue teaching for various studios.  In fact, she now has over 16 years of experience working with all ages from toddlers to adults.

She has always loved dancing and helping others to grow their talents.

To all the stars, Tina wishes you a wonderful and fun year!  Let your talents shine!!

Brooke Marchetti

Competition Team Instructor

Spotlight Stars/Ballet Instructor

Brooke Marchetti has been dancing for what seems like her whole life!  She has danced on school and studio teams throughout her school years.  Brooke is currently  a second year member of the dance team at Dixie State University where she is majoring in dance.  While she has been trained in many styles of dance, she is continuing her education in advanced levels of ballet.  Brooke loved being a guest instructor at Stars Dance Studio in the past and is excited to be a permanent member of our staff.  She looks forward to sharing her love of dance with her students and hopes to show them how much they can learn about dance while still having fun.

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