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Kylee Troche always had a passion to dance. She has been studying dance (Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Modern, Acrobatics, Lyrical and Hip-Hop) for over 20 years. She trained in gymnastics and was a competitive cheerleader. She has traveled to Las Vegas, New Mexico and Orlando, FL to perform in State and National Competitions. She was a competitive dancer for 10 years and enjoyed the experience of being a team player and a soloist receiving many High Platinum, Platinum and High Gold Awards. She competed in Competitions such as Showstopper, Primetime, Dance America and International Dance Challenge. She qualified for Miss Dancer of the Year and Miss IDC where she placed in the Top 12. In 2008 she was one of the select few to have the opportunity to dance at Walt Disney World in a Showcase Performance. Kylee auditioned for the Moscow Ballet Company and was selected to perform The Nutcracker Production for an entire Christmas Season.
She has attended several workshops and has had the honor of learning from so many talented Choreographers such as Mia Micheals, Shane Sparks, Wade Robson and Dave Scott. She attended Master Classes from Sarah Jo Fazio and Robbie Mackey.
Kylee was a Signed Model for 3 years for Michele Pommier Management of Miami Beach, Florida and has been in print for companies such as Quella and the Gap. In 2008 she was crowned Miss. Teen Ybor City and in 2009 she was crowned as Miss. Hernando County. 2010 Kylee was crowned Miss Gasparilla Ultimate Grand Supreme and Gasparilla Calendar Girl. 2011 Kylee was Crowned Mrs Weeki Wachee. 2010, 2011 & 2012 Miss Kylee was crowned and Titled Gasprilla Title Winner.
2011 KAR DANCE COMPETITION ~ Kylee was titled 2nd runner~up for Ms. KAR DANCE and was the Photogenic Winner and will be featured in KAR Program 2012. Her solo took 3rd overall highest scoring soloist and Kylee also received a Scholarship to New York to study dance. Mr Aj and Ms Kylee Duet took 8th in the top 20 at Showstoppers and also at IDC placed in the Entertainment Challenge.
Kylee, best known in the mermaid communities as Mermaid Kylee ~International Mermaid~ Mrs. Weeki Wachee. Kylee devotes her life to teaching children to love & protect the ocean and to share in her love of dance. She has been in several magazines, TV and music videos. You can follow her Mermaid Career on YOU TUBE or on her face book Fan Page: Mermaid Kylee ~International Mermaid~ Mrs. Weeki Wachee. She also teaches mermaid camp to young girls and boys during the summer months . You can find more information on mermaid camp at AK Dance Away dance studio. Her Mermaid Career has allowed her to combine her dance skills , schooling and training with her love for the water together to achieve her dream job of a lifetime and the chance to be a positive role model to other little girls and boys hoping to someday be a Mermaid too.
Her focus as a teacher at the dance school is to inspire her dance students to reach for their goals and she hopes to stimulate and enrich dancers physically, mentally, and emotionally in that they become well-rounded in body, mind and spirit.
Come in anytime and talk to us! We love to discuss what our dance instruction can do for you and your goals--whether they're to turn pro or just enjoy the art and discipline of dance for the rest of your life. A K Dance Away is more than just a place to learn how to dance, it is a place where children can grow and become confident and successful young adults.
Our staff is a collection of talented, dedicated professional instructors and choreographers who combine a love of dance, musicality, and discipline with a desire to help others who want to achieve their highest potential. That passion shows in all we do!
Allie Catasus has been dancing since the age of 3 when her parents signed her up for her first ballet class. From little girl tutus to national competitions, Allie has always had a passion for dance. She has also worked closely in theater. In high school, Allie performed as a dancer in several shows including, “A Christmas Carol,” “Anything Goes,” “Suessical the Musical,” “Annie,” and “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley.”
She was a competitive dancer for over five years, and was a student at A K Dance Away in high school. Allie’s solos received Platinum, High Gold, and 5 Stars. She was also third-runner up to Miss KAR Dance in 2011. She was also offered a scholarship to study dance in New York for an intensive summer training. She performed in a trio which was high scoring. In 2008, with Miss Kylee, Allie performed at Walt Disney World in a Showcase Performance. In 2009, she performed at Epcot Theme Park in another showcase performance. Allie has taken master classes with several well-known choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Brian Friendman, Sarah Jo Fazio, and Robbie Mackey.
Allie graduated with an associate’s degree from Pasco Hernando State College with high honors. She now holds a degree in Criminology from the University of Florida and Saint Leo University and graduated Cum Laude. Allie is excited to teach children of all ages how fun dance can, and show them how dance is a form of art. She hopes she can help students gain their goals as dancers and as people.
A K Dance Away is a studio that wants to make a difference in the community. We want to give everyone an opportunity to dance. We care about every dancer that walks through our doors, from the beginners to the more advance dancer. A K Dance Away is a fun and friendly environment where everyone can learn the art and discipline of Dance. Our goal is to allow each dancer to experience the elements of dance: confidence, coordination, creativity, grace, musicality, rhythm, self-esteem, technique, and appreciation for music and dance and above all FUN! We work hard to introduce to our students the right amount of self-expression, discipline, proper technique, flexibility, and passion to the art of dance. We take pride in every one of our students believing that every dancer has the ability to achieve success. You are more than a dancer to us, you are family. Come join our dance family!