About Our Studio
Trinity Dance Prosser had its beginnings in various locations around town, beginning in 1999. In 2003, the studio location officially opened in an upstairs space in the Historic Mercer Building. The studio has been in its current location since 2006.
Trinity Dance Prosser offers quality dance education in a fun and healthy atmosphere. The focus is on helping students grow as humans AND dancers. We want to spread joy through our classes and performances! Trinity Dance Prosser puts on two large productions every year. In December, we present The Nutcracker or another holiday show, and in June, all of our classes are showcased in our Spring Recital.
Studio owner, ballet director / instructor
Miss Nicole was trained in ballet throughout her childhood, at various studios throughout the Northwest. At sixteen, she began teaching pre-school ballet for a few families, and this eventually grew into the start of Trinity Dance Prosser. Nicole has continued her own dance education, and believes that we are never done learning and growing! She loves working with children, dancing with them, and making magical experiences for them. She has trained dancers who have gone on to dance in college and in performing companies, who have become teachers themselves, but most importantly, there are hundreds of now-grown kids who have happy memories, lifelong friendships, and helpful life skills that they gained through their time in dance class.
Nicole married Micah in 2006, and they have four children: Eden, Israel, Anna, and Asher.
ballet, tumbling, contemporary instructor
Katherine grew up in Prosser, WA where she trained in ballet for most of her life at Trinity Dance Prosser with her sister, Nicole. Throughout high school, while attending Whitman Summer Dance Labs, Katherine discovered her love for contemporary/modern dance and followed it to Portland, OR in early 2016. Katherine has worked as a company dancer with Polaris Dance Theatre, ELa FaLa Collective, and Dar Vejon Jones Dance Ensemble; she has also performed in several freelance projects with independent Portland dance artists. In addition to performing, she loves taking classes in new movement styles like aerial/circus arts! Katherine moved back to Prosser at the end of 2020; she currently teaches Pilates at Free Spirit Yoga & Trapeze, and is so excited to be teaching here again at her home studio!
Shelly started taking ballet and tap lessons at four years old. She studied for several years under Meredith Sandoz of Meredith’s School of Dance. She went on to become Meredith’s assistant and dance teacher for twenty years, teaching students ages 4-18. She then paused in teaching dance in order to continue her education. She graduated from Washington State University with a BA in History and a Minor in Humanities in 2016. She has been longing to return to teaching dance, and is excited to meet new students at Trinity Dance Prosser!