Kayci Treu has been dancing and teaching most of her life. She represented the UnitedStates at the World Ballroom Championship in Paris in 2016 and is a two-time National Theater Arts Champion and a National Ballroom Ten-Dance finalist (the all-aroundcategory for those who compete International Latin and Standard). She holds several Gold Bar championship titles and attained High Honors in her Gold Bar Latin and Standard medals exams. She also toured with the BYU Ballroom Dance Company for four years and won the British Latin Formation Championships in Blackpool, England with the team in 2016.
Though she has impressive ballroom credentials, Kayci has only been dancing that style since her freshman year at Brigham Young University. Cross training in various dance styles from the age of four, at age ten she began focusing primarily on the study of classical ballet in the Vaganova style under Jayne Stefani-Keating and Oscar C. Hawkins at the Ballet Arts Academy in Maryland. European contemporary and Russian character supplemented the ballet core. She was also a part of the school’s performing company, The Ballet Arts Collective, and performed principal and soloist roles in many classical ballets and several original works.
At age thirteen, she was accepted to the Kirov Ballet Academy of Washington D.C’s Intensive Program. For the next three summers she trained under top Vaganova teachers in ballet and Russian character, also studying modern, jazz, Spanish character, and flamenco, and dance-related subjects such as nutrition, mime, Pilates, and yoga.
With a wide range of knowledge and experience, Kayci is a qualified and experienced teacher. She also teaches private lessons and guest instructs at various studios in the Western U.S. when not competing, performing, or training. She loves teaching dance and seeks to inspire confidence and excitement in her students.