Jaycie Valine has been dancing since she was two years old. It has completely consumed her life and she loves it. She has been on the Academy of Danse Competition Company since 2010 and has been a very active coach for the company since 2014. Jaycie continues to expand her coaching presence every year and is choreographing numerous routines as well as teaching the highest level of both contemporary and jazz that the studio offers as well as the pre competition team and technique classes.
Jaycie graduated from Justin Siena High School in 2016 and has attended the Napa Valley College since then. In the fall she was part of a program that in completion through many hours of classroom and clinical hospital hours gave her a certification in nursing assistance. While she is teaching this year she will continue to pursue her education to come closer to reaching her goal of becoming a nurse.
Jaycie has worked along side teachers as an assistant for different dancing styles and different student ages. Jaycie is happy to teach her own classes and absolutely loves all of her current and future students. She hopes to see them improve through out the year and the rest of their dancing experience. Jaycie looks forward to experiencing the joys of coaching and teaching this year and continuing to follow in her mother’s footsteps.
Jaycie has been taught many things from her most admirable and inspirational hero, her mom, DeeAnn Valine, who has owned the Academy of Danse with Jaycie’s father, Matthew Valine for twenty plus years. Jaycie has grown up watching DeeAnn teach, coach, and raise the Academy of Danse family. The other teachers at Academy of Danse have been part of her family and life since she was born.
This past competition season was Jaycie’s best yet; receiving two different choreography awards and having her routines scoring first place overalls and platinum medals. This year she grew as a choreographer and truly found her passion in coaching the dancers on the company and looks forward to doing it again this coming season.
Jaycie has been instructed by an exceptional group of teachers and choreographers and will continue to use her lessons that she has learned as well as the ones she will adapt throughout her dancing career. She loves all styles of dance and has taken classes in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Contemporary, Modern, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, and Technique. Jaycie hopes to continue to strengthen her dancing ability along with the support of her amazing Academy of Danse family as it continues to grow.