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Innovative Assistants

Innovative Choreography is proud to invest in young, talented, dedicated dancers.  Beginning in the summer of 2018, current high school sophomores and juniors in the Kansas City area were selected to be Innovative Assistants at their team's camp.  These dancers have shown outstanding work ethic, leadership, and talent.  We can't wait to watch them grow into amazing instructors!

Ashley Camp

Ashley discovered her love of dance at 3 years old.  She currently dances at Starstruck Performing Arts Center and has been dancing competitively for 8 years. She is a junior at Blue Valley West and is part of the Crimson Cats Dance Team. She is looking forward to her third year dancing with Innovative!

Ella Clausius 

Ella is a senior at Blue Valley West High School and is currently a member of the Crimson Cats Dance Team. She began her dance career with ballet at the Culture House, and later the Kansas City Ballet School, and now currently dances at Jody Phillips Dance Company. She has danced in styles such as ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, pom, flamenco, modern, and hip hop. She is so excited for new opportunities, and to continue her love for dance! 

Clara Burdick 

Clara first fell in love with dance at the age of three. She has been dancing ever since and competitively dancing since the age of seven. She is trained in many different styles like jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and pom. She is a competitive dancer at Starstruck Performing Arts Center, and she is on the Lancer Dancer Dance Team at Shawnee Mission East. She is so excited to be a part of the Innovative family!

Maya Edwards 

Maya Edwards started dancing at Denise’s Dance Academy at the age of three and joined their competition team at 11.  She is currently a junior at Blue Valley West where she dances on the Crimson Cats Dance Team, is involved with Sources of Strength, and is a Freshmen Mentor.  She is looking forward to sharing her love of dance with Innovative. 

Alexa Frazier

Alexa’s love for dance started when she was four years old and she has been dancing competitively since she was five.  She is a member of the Olathe North Varsity Eaglettes Dance Team as well as the competition team at Johnson County Dance Center. She can’t wait to apply her passion for dance as an Innovative Assistant! 

Alana Lewis 

Alana fell in love with dance at the age of 6. She’s danced competitively and at a ballet conservatory for the past 10 years. She is a current junior on the Blue Valley Southwest dance team. Alana can’t wait to pursue her love of dance more through the Innovative family!

Ellie Lim 

Ellie began dancing at age three, competing since the age of eight. She trains at Denise's Dance Academy in Kansas City in the styles of contemporary, jazz, lyrical, ballet, tap, and hip hop. She loves performing with the Blue Valley North varsity high school dance team, where they recently placed 2nd at the NDA Nationals in large varsity jazz.  She has taken many classes and camps from Innovative Choreography and is excited to be an assistant this year to help others grow in the art form and sport she loves. Ellie will be joining the Southern Methodist University Pom Squad next year!

Aubrey Lopeman

Aubrey fell in love with dance at the age of three.  She started dancing competitively at age six.  She is currently on the competitive team at Johnson County Dance Center (JCDC).  She will be a sophomore at St. James Academy and will be on the sideline dance and competitive teams.  She is very excited to be part of the Innovative family!

Sophia MacInnis 

Sophia’s love and passion for dance began when she was two years old! Sophia dances competitively at Perception Dance Company. She is also on the St. James Academy sideline and competition teams. She is excited and honored to be an assistant for Innovative Choreography!

Ella Warden 

Ella's passion for dance started when she was just 3 years old. She currently dances at Denise's Dance Academy and has been dancing competitively since she was 8 years old. Also, she is a member of the Sion Dance Team. Ella is excited to grow and share her love for dance through this experience with Innovative!

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