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Owner/Director

Paige MacDonald

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Office Manager

& Costume Mistress

Charlotte Solly

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Tap

Gail Trotta

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Hip Hop/Choreographer

Heather Bunty

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Acro Dance

Lacey Barlow

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Ballet/Jazz/Eurythmy

Elizabeth Davey

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Salsa/Bollywood/Bellydance

Chika Orton

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Ballet/Boys Class

Jared MacDonald

Born and raised in New Mexico, Paige started dance at age 3 and hasn't stopped since. She was involved with the children's dance Company 'Dance Express,' then 'Jazz Machine,' performing at several community events as well as competitions. Paige had the opportunity to be involved with the competitive Drama program 'Odyssey Of The Mind,' and  was exposed to many facets of the theatre world.

Paige was trained under Ballet Theatre of the Southwest's Celia Dale and under Tara Debevec Of Tara's Dance Academy, then East Mountain Dance. 

Paige attended The University of New Mexico and also performed as a guest artist for Sarah Waff  for several productions.

Along with her family, Paige participated in the New Mexico Film industry including, ABC Family's WILDFIRE, USA Network's IN PLAIN SIGHT and SCORTCH TRIALS, the 2nd film in the popular movie series, Maze Runner.

After teaching for several years at EMDC, she was a hired cast member for ARTRAGEOUS a many faceted performance Company in 2013. She had the opportunity to tour with the cast and performed for many audiences.

After moving to northern Idaho in 2015, She worked for Allegro as an instructor and choreographer then having the opportunity to become the Proud owner in June of 2017! She looks forward to sharing her love of the stage and watching the dancers in her community grow.

Gail has been dancing for several decades and has an abundance of experience in her profession. 

Miss Gail Own her own studio, 'Gail's Studio of Dance' in Deluth, Minnesota for 16 years. She taught Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Ladies Exercise. She became a choreographer for the Deluth Playhouse, School Events and Special events. 

Miss Gail also had the role of Mickey Mouse at Disneyland in California.

She also has experience with special needs dance classes. 

Her role at Allegro is to keep the art of Tap dance Alive!

Chika started dancing at the age of 16 and over the years learned Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Hula, Samba as well as many others. Today, she really love Salsa, Belly Dance and Indian dance. Dancing is her passion in life.She studied Pilates in order to become a better dancer and to be able to continue dancing even when she becomes a grandmother, and have been teaching Pilates in Japan, Australia, India, Thailand and the U.S. now for over 10 years.
2004 Samba dancer at Samba carnival in Japan
2006-2007 Performed Belly Dance at the Oriental restaurant in Tokyo
2009 The winner of the Bangkok Salsa competition
2013-2015  Performed as a member and choreographer of Bollywood dance group in India

Allegro is very fortunate to have such a talented teacher!

Charlotte started her career as a Physical Therapist and worked for many years in the United Kingdom treating both amateur and professional athletes.
As her career progressed she had the opportunity to work in healthcare IT systems and also managed a large hospital outpatient department.
She has been involved with theatre from an early age and have always loved performance and dance. Charlotte even participated in Roy Castle's Record breaking Tap event on the BBC.

  "Working as part of the Allegro team lets me combine my administrative skills in an area that I am passionate about."

 Elizabeth grew up with training in classical ballet, going every summer to the dance camps at University of Idaho and then made a dance studio for herself. Dance was her first love. Anna Pavlova was and still is her hero. She is so so glad to be dancing every day again and passing on her love for moment.

 

Outgoing and Energetic Dance Professional with experience teaching children
and adults, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop. Excellent in spotting talent and a
honest, hardworking, reliable, and team player! 

She started her dance career at age 5, drill team age 14-16 and at age 16 Starting teaching dance at Desert Rose School of Performing Arts.
Age 17 Chosen Top Dancer Cheerleading Camp 1990-1991
Heather also participated in College Cheerleading and Dance. She now owns her own studio; Heathers School of Dance in Cocolalla, Idaho 
Teacher Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop and Zumba Dance Fitness
Heather has been with Allegro Dance Studio since 2009. She also was coach of the Sandpoint High School Dance Team from 2014-2016.

She now is an actively participating Certified Dance Tech Judge.
 

Meet our

Staff