NOT JUST A
WHY FORMATION STUDIOS?
AT FORMATION STUDIOS WE ARE NOT JUST ABOUT QUALITY DANCE TRAINING.
WE ARE ABOUT COMMUNITY, ACCESSIBILITY, AND INCLUSIVITY.
WE HAVE CREATED A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR COMMUNITY OF DANCERS
TO MOVE FREELY AND EXPLORE DANCE WITHOUT JUDGEMENT.
EACH INSTRUCTOR PROVIDES A CLASS FORMAT THAT IS NURTURING TO ALL DANCERS. WE PROVIDE EDUCATION ON THE FOUNDATIONAL TECHNIQUE
BEHIND EACH STYLE OF DANCE WITHOUT INTIMIDATING OUR STUDENTS.
OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE STUDENTS LEAVE OUR STUDIO FEELING
CHALLENGED AND EMPOWERED EQUALLY.
WHETHER YOU ARE JUST STARTING YOUR DANCE JOURNEY,
OR IF YOU'RE CONTINUING ON YOUR PATH, WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN OUR FORMATION FAMILY.
EVA D'LUSCIOUS: BURLESQUE INSTRUCTOR
Eva helps women who feel that Life has sucked away their sexy and left them feeling not enough, to reconnect with their sensual selves, build self-confidence and rule their lives through the playful, delicious fun of Burlesque Dance.
Students have dubbed her the "Godmother of Glitter" for putting them at ease and instigating a love of
all things sparkly.
Since 2010 Burlesque has connected Eva to her sexy self, and as an Instructor it has been a joy to help experienced and totally new dancers unlock their Body Magick and reconnect to their sparkly selves.
LEAUX ELSTAD: STUDIO OWNER & INSTRUCTOR
STREET JAZZ, HEELS, & CONTEMPORARY
Leaux has been a part of the dance community in Portland for over a decade.
Starting as a student, she worked her way up to becoming a professional performer, choreographer, and instructor.
She has had the opportunity to perform for major local events, traveled as a backup dancer, and directed/choreographed many of her own full-length productions.
Having a career in dance is a dream come true for Leaux and she continues to be humbled by
her students' support.
MEGEAN MCBRIDE-SANCHEZ: BALLET INSTRUCTOR
BALLET FOR EVERY BODY
Megean is a dancer & choreographer, now based in Portland OR.
She originated her dance career in LA where she studied Hip Hop, Step, & Drill.
After suffering a severe back injury, she decided to switch gears and try Ballet for the first time.
She studied dance as her Major at Portland State University and was educated on the history behind a variety of dance genres.
Megean now enjoys teaching Ballet, Hip Hop, and sometimes blending the two together.