Team

Baylee Baker

Baylee Baker (junior instructor) — My name is Baylee Baker, and I have been apart of JCSD since I was a little girl. Although I have a love for dance, I decided to move my focus to what I love more — gymnastics. I have been competitively trained in gymnastics for over 8 years, and …

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Bella Baker

Bella Baker (junior instructor) — Hi, my name is Bella Baker. On my day off, you may find me driving to Junction City to visit family, or studying at Starbucks for a test. I started dancing when I was 3 years old. I’ve trained in classical ballet at Junction City School of Dance, Hosanna Dance Studio, …

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Nicole Brown

Nicole Brown (instructor) — Nicole received formal ballet training at Ballet Royale Minnesota under Denise and Rick Vogt. Her additional training includes various summer intensives at Twin Cities Ballet, Joffrey Ballet Chicago, Kansas City Ballet, and Alonzo King Lines Ballet. Nicole has danced professionally at St. Paul Ballet and Ballet CoLaboratory from 2013 through 2020, where she …

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Chloe Straub

Chloe Straub (instructor) — Starting her ballet training from the age of 5 at a local studio in Eugene, Chloe became drawn to all things dance. In eighth grade, her home studio closed, and Chloe found a new home at Eugene Ballet Academy, where she trained for more than 5 years, graduating from the pre-professional program …

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Ellie Reynolds

Elie Reynolds (instructor) — Ellie started dancing at age 3 with Ballet Northwest Academy in 2006. She studied ballet, pointe, jazz, and musical theater and performed in many of the academy’s ballets over the years. Upon the studio’s closure in 2016, Ellie began dancing at Hosanna Dance, adding modern and drama to her studies. She …

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Jaime Sherman

Jaime Sherman (communications) and her husband Andy are parents to six littles and have been dance parents since 2017. Combining her passion for writing with her belief in the mission of JCSD, Jaime began assisting Amy with studio communications in 2019. In addition to her work with JCSD, Jaime home educates her children and writes …

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Amy Baker

Amy Baker (director) Amy Baker, grew up in Junction City, Oregon. The commute to Eugene for dance classes began at age 3. Ballet was not only her love, but also her life. Amy began ballet training at Dance Spectrum with Ms. Dana Hutchins for ten years. She continued her dance training at the Eugene School of …

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Diane Brahms

Originally from East Hampton, Long Island, New York, Diane Brahms moved to Oregon in the early 1970s and met Lawrence through a Christian ministry called Shiloh. They married in 1976 and had five children whose names all begin with the letter A. Their children have given them 16 grandchildren and counting! In 2013, Diane retired from …

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