2020 Faculty

Wendi Isaacson

Wendi Isaacson holds her degree from Brigham Young University, where she graduated with University Honors in English and Dance Education.  While at BYU she was an original member of the tap company “Foot Poetry” under the direction of Colleen West. She was a performer in World of Dance and Homecoming Spectacular each year, as well as Christmas Around the World as a member of the BYU Folk Dance Team.  As a senior at BYU, she was one of 3 dance students selected to represent BYU at the National Dance Festival in Tuscon, Arizona.

While Wendi lived in Louisville, KY, she was asked to take over the school's struggling dance team.  That year, they took 1st place at the Regional competition for the first time in 30 years.  Wendi also placed in the top three in the teacher’s freestyle division every year.

Wendi is the Founding Artistic Director of Rhythm Nation Tap Company, and dances with Foot Poetry Tap Ensemble.

She has trained under tap greats including Savion Glover, Diane Walker, Chloe Arnold, Jason Samuels Smith, Bril Barrett, Rusty Frank, Ayodele Casel, Mike Minery, Anthony Morigerato, Ivery Wheeler, Jared Grimes, Melinda Sullivan.

 

Wendi was the Founder and Director of the Dance Makers Studio for 10 years. Her team and solo choreography has won many awards at the state as well as national level. Wendi is a highly sought-after teacher and is on tap faculty at Brigham Young University, The Dance Club, Center Stage, and Millennium Dance Complex SLC. She is faculty and director for the Utah Tap Fest, and guest faculty at LV Tap Fest and Nashville Tap Experiment. Wendi is committed to teaching the highest level of technique, and inspiring her students to achieve personal bests every day.

Megan Nelson

Megan Nelson specializes in tap and clogging. Performance credits include: Disney Magic Music Days: Disney World’s 25th anniversary celebration; the Asparagus Festival in Nienburg Germany; and Ixcarat in Cancun. She studied ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and musical theatre at Diamond Talent Studios in St. George, Utah for more than ten years where she now teaches advanced tap classes. She is the director of the performing clog team, the All American Cloggers, established by Cindy Metcalf in 1983. Megan graduated in April 2015 with a BS degree in Human Development from Brigham Young University. Megan was the winner of the New Jersey Tap Festival Scholarship Contest and studied under the Tony-Award winning tap choreographer Henry LeTang. She has been a guest performer with the Dixie State University Dance Company and a three time finalist in Dixie’s Got Talent. She hopes to promote rhythm dance in southern Utah and share the joy of tap and clogging with any student who’s idea of fun is putting on a pair of tap shoes.

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