Dance to Express ... Not to Impress!
Shari Trujillo is an independent dance instructor and the owner of On Your Toes Dance Studio. Shari started Ballet and Tap at age 5, and then added Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical and Music Theatre there after. At the young age of 16 she began teaching her own classes of Tap, adult Jazz and Beginning Ballet. This is when Shari realized not only did she enjoy dancing, but LOVED teaching!
From age 7 - 17 she performed in the Rapid City Nutcracker with many lead roles. During her teen years she attended dance camps at the University of Wyoming. She has also attended workshops by Shaun T. (Hip Hop Abs, Cize) Tamera Squires and Michelle Butterfield (Tam Jams), Lindsey B. with Beat Freaks (winners of Americas Best Dance Crew) and Brooklyn Jai just to name a few.
In August 2003 Shari opened the doors of On Your Toes Dance studio. She began teaching students as young as 2 1/2 years of age to adult. She is proud to be the only studio in Rapid City to accept her students as young as 2 1/2 years of age.
To keep up with the latest dance styles Shari is continuously attending dance conventions and workshops to broaden her range of dance trends and techniques.
2008 Shari received the Excellence Award for "Most Outstanding Achievement" from Kim Mckimmie's "I LOVE DANCE" Competition. In 2009 Shari appeared as a guest judge for "I LOVE DANCE" in Portland, Oregon.
In Summer of 2015 On Your Toes Dance Studio is upgrading their studios. They moved to 1211 Oregon Street, Rapid City SD 57701; where their new location features 2 dance studios to be able to hold more classes.