SABRINA GRAVES, Instructor & Competition Choreographer
Sabrina Graves is an Idaho native. She developed a love for competitive dance and enjoyed exploring various disciplines at a young age. She started with ballet and jazz instruction from Joann Peters and competitive clogging under the direction of Blair Taylor. She was a member of the Triplex competitive team under the direction of Tina Foster until high school. At that point she studied under Joan Garn and Kim Patterson as a member of the Digger Darlings until graduation. That experience helped her win a district Drill Down title and provided opportunities for solos. She later attended BYU-Idaho as a dance major and instructed ballroom swing as part of the university Swing Kids troupe.
At the age of 20 she was hired as a dance director for South Fremont high school where she received awards for choreography from Spirit and USA. She also directed at Madison high school until she welcomed her first baby girl. Her husband joined the military and they were stationed in California for a year where she welcomed a son, then relocated to San Antonio, TX. She taught recreational ballet, jazz, and tap classes at Chrissy’s Dance Academy. Her family was reassigned to Anchorage, AK a year later. While in Anchorage she opened Dance Unlimited and was hired to establish a dance program at Eagle River High. She welcomed her third child and soon after was involved in an accident that fractured her spine. She was forced to close Dance Unlimited and take a 6 year hiatus for recovery.
Her husband was reassigned to Las Vegas, NV and then returned back to San Antonio in 2015. She resumed classes at Chrissy’s Dance Academy for the next 4 years instructing preschool through high school aged students in tap, jazz, and ballet. She instructed recreational as well as competitive students. She worked as the assistant director for the nationally ranked Performance Team. She is thrilled to be a part of the Lonestar Family. She can’t wait to share her passion and unique style with her students.
Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made. -Ted Shawn