Aleya started dancing at Raddatz Dance at the age of 2. Although she had been around the studio all her life, she spent the first two years of dance crying each week. Then suddenly she developed a passion for dance! She took as many classes in tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, pointe, hip hop, acro, and dance team as she could! Currently her favorite styles are Jazz and Lyrical! Aleya became a student teacher for the studio when she was in middle school, won the student of the year award in 2018, and has taken part in our Teacher in Training program for the last two years. She is very excited for the opportunity to join our teaching staff this year! She loves watching kids work hard to master new skills and enjoys seeing the happiness dance brings to them!