McKena Silva

McKena is a proud native of Casper, Wyoming.  McKena received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre with a minor in Dance from Millikin University.  McKena is currently living and working in Chicago, Illinois and is on faculty for Dovetail Dance Studios and Tutu School Chicago, and is grateful for every opportunity she is able to get back to the 307 studio! McKena has taught in dance schools across the nation including Wyoming, Illinois, Tennessee, Ohio, and Indiana. Some of McKena's credits include Gloria Thorpe in Dame Yankees, Urleen in Footloose, Smarty Marty in Beach Blanket Beagle, Sister Mary Lazarus in Sister Act, and Morgan Pierce in Chelsea Sunrise, a new musical from the minds of Canadian rock stars Murray Foster and Mike Ford; for which McKena was also the original choreographer. McKena is a nationally award-winning choreographer for her work in competitive dance, as well as her associate choreography for productions like Heathers and Nice Work if You Can Get It. McKena is the founder of Red Velvet Reels a choreography service for the non-dancer in the musical theatre world and Ballet & Butterflies providing private and group in home dance instruction.

Aaron Wood

Aaron M. Wood is a choreographer, educator, dancer, and mixed-media designer. From 2007-2014, he danced with Utah’s Repertory Dance Theatre, where he performed the works of such dance legends as Merce Cunningham, Doris Humphrey, Michio Ito, José Limon, Murray Louis, Anna Sokolow, and Shapiro & Smith. He’s had the opportunity to work with such esteemed teachers/choreographers as Tandy Beal, Ellen Bromberg, William (Bill) Evans, Abby Fiat, Andrea Miller, and Peter Pucci. As a freelance dancer with Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, he’s performed the works of Alwin Nikolais. Aaron’s choreography has been performed from Salt Lake City to Beijing, China. Currently, Aaron serves as Dance Instructor/Choreographer for Casper College.

Isabel Dubay

My name is Isabel DuBay, and I am so excited to be a part of 307 Dance Academy! I have been dancing since I was about two years old. Over the years I have competed at numerous dance competitions and won various awards with the 307 Competition team. I have trained in ballet, pointe, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre under some of the industry’s best instructors and companies. I have also been trained in gymnastics and tumbling. I did competitive gymnastics and dancing until about nine when I decided to pursue my passion for dance wholeheartedly. Outside of dancing, I am thoroughly invested in my education. I attend the University of Utah studying biology and Spanish to hopefully become a physician! I accredit a large part of my success in school and life to the skills I learned from dance. I love my 307 Dance family and I am honored to be a part of the guest faculty!

Peyton Hatcher

Hi, my name is Peyton Hatcher, and I am 15 years old. I am a sophomore at Natrona County High School. I've been dancing since I was 2, and I have been competing since I was 6. I train in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, hip hop, and tumbling here at 307. I have been a teaching assistant for 307 for several years. I am so thrilled and honored to be teaching this year, and I can't wait for what this season holds!

Morgan Jaquez

My name is Morgan Jaquez, I am a senior at Kelly Walsh and have been on the dance team for all four years, and I also became captain for this following season. We have won 4 consecutive state titles in 4A hip hop & jazz. I have danced since I was 3, I have also danced at a competitive level since I was 4. I have attended 2 UDA high school national competitions in Orlando, FL and I have been honored to be named an All-American dancer both 2017 and 2018. I danced at Rocky Mountain School of Dance until 307 opened then I made the move and I love it here! I am beyond excited to come back to this studio as a teacher to help other dancers grow the same passion I did at this studio!

Bailey Sorensen

I’m Bailey Sorensen, and I’ve been dancing with 307 for eight years, and teaching for three of those. I am a junior at Natrona County High School and absolutely love to be at 307 Dance Academy. I’m trained in hip hop, jazz, contemporary, ballet, pointe, and tumbling. I am so excited to be teaching another year, and another class of amazing students.