Sarah Nagel – Artistic Director & Owner
Sarah Nagel, Artistic Director and Owner of Kaos Dance Elite was born in Anchorage, AK but didn’t start dancing until the age of 10 and living in Washington State. Sarah trained at Yelm Dance Shoppe under the direction of Angela Collins. She performed throughout her community and also danced at a competitive level. She took several master classes and attended conventions to better her skill in dance. Sarah’s mom Loree had her try softball when she was twelve but that ended after one season because Sarah thought it was more fun to do cart wheels and leaps in the outfield. Dance was her passion, is her passion and always will be.
For eight years Sarah has trained dancers at all levels. She believes there is so much more than teaching the fundamentals of dance. Hard work, passion, teamwork and leadership are just a few attributes that she believes she can instill in the children she works with. Not only by words of affirmation and encouragement but through her actions. Sarah is happily married and has two beautiful daughters. She believes family is everything so if you stop by you might just meet the whole family.
Haley Owens – Student Instructor
Haley Owens, Student Instructor began formal training at the age of seven at Prairie Dance Center in Yelm, Washington under the instruction of Sarah Nagel and Angela Collins and at the age of ten started dancing at Studio One Dance and Acro Centre in Olympia, Washington under the instruction of Samantha Williams. Haley has eight years of dancing experience in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop and five years experience in Acro and Tap. Haley definitely knows what it takes to enter the dance world by storm and is excited to share that with others by showing her bubbly personality inside the classroom. In her free time, she likes to sing, bake, draw and do crafts.
Alex Gaffney- Dance Instructor
Alex Gaffney, KAOS Dance Elite Instructor started dancing at the age of 8 and quickly fell in love with it. Alex loves that dance provides the opportunity to be completely vulnerable in the moment. She trained at Studio One, Center Stage and finished her training at Allegro. Alex has been a great addition to KAOS and her classes continue to grow with new students each week.