Candace Egbert is from Utah and has been teaching for over 9 years in private studios and schools in the Utah Valley area. Candace grew up studying ballet, jazz, contemporary, Irish, tap, and modern at Academy of Ballet and Utah Regional Ballet. She performed in many roles including the well-known Aurora in Sleeping Beauty; Giselle in Giselle; Clara in The Nutcracker; Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz; and other roles in Swan Lake and Paquita. Candace has also performed in many Neoclassical, contemporary ballet, and modern works. Her favorite time performing was with the Repertory Ballet Ensemble at Utah Valley University because it pushed her the most to try new things and dance from the heart.
Candace received her BFA in Dance, Magna Cum Laude with Honors from Utah Valley University where she attended on a full scholarship. While at UVU, Candace worked closely in classes with Mark Borchelt, Shayla Bott, Jackie Colledge, Monica Campbell, Angie Banchero-Kelleher, Amy Markgraf-Jacobsen, and others including guest teachers Deborah Hadley and Alan Hineline. Candace performed regionally and nationally with UVU's Repertory Ballet Ensemble from 2010-2012 including performing at Regional Dance America Pacific festival in Las Vegas in 2011. She also choreographed a contemporary ballet piece for the company in 2012 for her capstone project.
Since graduating, Candace has taught classes and private lessons at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts, The Dance Conservatory, and On Broadway Academy. She has also loved choreographing new pieces for her classes.
Not only does Candace love the stage, but she also loves the lessons learned in and beyond the studio. For her senior honors thesis, Candace researched the training of the dancers at UVU to see what improvements could be made in collegiate dance training. That research has sparked an interest in continually questioning and improving how dancers are trained. Candace is constantly trying to improve how she teaches her own classes and loves seeing the impact that dance has on her students.
Beyond dance, Candace loves playing word games like Scrabble, trying new recipes, and spending time with her family - especially her supportive and loving husband and son.