Pink Colleknon-Eggert Pink began her dancing career in 1983 at the age of 3 under the instruction of her late mother, Jan Colleknon. During her years of training in tap, jazz and hip hop at the Tillamook School of Dance, Pink participated and performed at numerous county, statewide and national events. Performances included Tillamook, Seaside and Garibaldi parades, Tillamook County Fair, Oregon State Fair, Tillamook Moonlight Madness, Tillamook County Swiss Festival, Lloyd Center and Beaverton Mall performances. While in High School, Pink was a member of the Tillamook High School Dance team. The team performed at local football and basketball games, state playoff games at Portland State University, the University of Oregon and the University of Portland as well as OSAA competitions. Pink also trained with the Blazer dancers at the NIKE campus as a Jr. Blazer Dancer, L.A. Dance force where she studied tap, jazz and hip hop. The National Dance Association, National Cheer Association, Northwest Dance Company and Just For Kix where she was recognized with the “Firecracker” award, She was also awarded “Top Overall Performer” with the National Dance Association as was recognized as being an All-American. In 1994, Pink traveled to Miami Florida with 5 other dancers from the Tillamook School of Dance to perform on New Years Day at the Orange Bowl with 500 girls from around the United States. After graduation in 1998, Pink continued her dance training at college where she studied ballet, tap and jazz. Pink taught hip hop classes in the Portland area while in college and assisted in choreographing state routines for Parkrose HS, and worked with the Banks High School Cheerleaders. In 1999, Pink worked with the Blazer Dancers and was a top 25 finalist out of 300+ dancers, from that experience, Pink was offered a job with radio station “The Fan” to work in public relations for the Portland Trailblazers and has been a competition judge for “Dance Magic.” In 2002, Pink returned home to take over the family business which her mother founded in 1962. Besides being a wife and a busy mother of 2 boys, she is the current head coach of the Tillamook High School Dance Team and is busy leading her students in performances all around Tillamook County including the Tillamook June Dairy Parade, Tillamook County Fair, Moonlight Madness, Tillamook Farmers Market, City of Tillamook Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies, Monday Musical and performances at the Second Street Public Market. Outside of Tillamook County, students from Tillamook School of Dance have been seen performing at halftime of the Portland Trailblazer games. In 2012, 16 students traveled to San Diego California with Worldstrides Heritage to perform in the Holiday Bowl halftime show, where our dancers were honored to work with Mandy Moore from “So You Think You Can Dance”, the Rockettes and the San Diego Charger Cheerleaders and in 2013, 17 of our students danced down Main Street USA in Disneyland with Dance The Magic performing in the ABC Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade with the the cast of Teen Beach Movie and the crew from Monster's University!
Sadie Rider Sadie started dancing when she was seven years old, and continued with ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop all through high school. She competed in numerous dance competitions in junior high, including DEA in Seattle, Washington, where she received a silver award for her self-choreographed contemporary ballet dance. She was a member of the THS dance team, as well as a four year varsity cheerleader at Tillamook High School, where she led her team as captain both her junior and senior year. After graduating in 2007 she attended Linn-Benton Community College in Albany and returned to Tillamook the following year, where she coached the THS Varsity Cheerleading until 2011. Sadie is now married and a mother of two, and has been an instructor at Tillamook School of Dance since 2012 where she teaches Stretching & Technique, Ballet and Tumbling.
Chella has been dancing since she was a little girl. She was a member of the Oregon City Dance Team while attending Gardner Middle School in Oregon City. It wasn't until the summer before High School that she took her first dance class at the Tillamook School of Dance and has been there for nearly 12 years. While attending the Tillamook School of Dance, she took lessons in tap, jazz and hip hop and was an assistant student teacher in both the pre-school and kindergarden classes. While in high school, Chella participated on the THS Dance Team where they performed at Oregon State University. She was a member of the Vocal Ensemble and choreographed several musical such as Pom Pom Zombies, Beauty and the Beast, Wizard of Oz, and many more. After graduating high school in 2005, Chella moved to Portland to further her dance education. She studied Ballroom, West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing and Salsa at Billings Dance Academy, Viscount Dance Company, Vega Dance Lab, and Elite Dance Studio. In 2009, Chella began teaching a variety of classes at the Lincoln City Cultural Center in Lincoln City. In 2010, Chella performed at halftime of the Portland Trailblazers basketball games as a Jr. Blazer Dancer. Chella has taught Creative Movement, Teeny Tiny Hip Hop, Preschool Tap and Jazz Classes, High School Hip Hop and Adult Fitness classes at the studio. Chella is currently teaching our Boy's Hip Hop and Jazz Class as well as our Teen Latin Class. She is an assistant choreographer for the Tillamook High School Mookdancers and in 2012, traveled to San Diego California as an assistant director for the Tillamook School of Dance Holiday Bowl All-Star Performance Team.
Jessica began dancing at the age of 4, taking tap, jazz, hip hop and ballet classes. For 12 years she danced with the Tillamook School of Dance participating in numerous countywide performances which include the Tillamook County June Dairy Parade, Moonlight Madness, Tillamook County Fair, Tillamook Farmers Market, and halftime at Tillamook High School basketball games. Jessica began teaching Toddler Creative Movement and Teeny Tiny Tap in 2011 and in the fall of 2013 accepted the postion as the Childrens Program Coordinater at the studio and is currently the Principal Instructor for our Twinkly Toes Performing Arts Preschool program and well as an instructor for our Toddler Creative Movement Classes and our Tap & Jazz Combination classes for Preschool and Kindergarden classess. Jessica is an assistant coach for the Tillamook High School Mookdancers. In 2012, Jessica traveled to San Diego California as an assistant director for the Tillamook School of Dance Holiday Bowl All-Star Performance Team and in 2013, she traveled to Disneyland as an assitant Director to the Tillamook School of Dance National Performing Dance Team while they performed with the cast of Teen Beach Movie and Monsters University for the ABC Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade.
Danielle has been dancing for 20 years. Her training began with ballet and throughout the years, she studied different styles such as jazz, hip hop and tap. Danielle was a competitive dancer while in Jr. High and High School, competing all around the Portland and Seattle areas. In High School, Danielle began learning about the audition process and after graduation, she worked with the Seattle Seahawks “Seagals”. While attending Lane Community College, she continued her passion of ballet training and experienced her first Modern Class. Danielle's current teaching style incorporates her roots in classical ballet with more of a contemporary feel. She likes to mix other styles of dance with ballet to make it fun and unique. Danielle now lives in Netarts with her husband and beautiful 1 ½ year old prima ballerina and another on in the making.