My name is... Amy Fong

Dancer shares what she loves with students

Posted 5/30/16

My career

I live in Lone Tree. I am a dance teacher at Ovation Academy of Dance. I mostly do ballet and mostly teach from 18 months up to … as far as they go. Mostly here (at Ovation) I do up to 18, 19. I teach them how to do the basics of …

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My name is... Amy Fong

Dancer shares what she loves with students

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My career

I live in Lone Tree. I am a dance teacher at Ovation Academy of Dance. I mostly do ballet and mostly teach from 18 months up to … as far as they go. Mostly here (at Ovation) I do up to 18, 19. I teach them how to do the basics of ballet.

The best part of my job

Oh, my gosh, watching them grow and to move on to something even better. It's amazing. There's one student who is going for summer classes to New York. It's neat to see. She moved on last year.

My dad started me out at 3, and it was pretty cool. Mom was supportive too, but he wanted me in dance. At 9, I became a professional dancer. I made it to the junior company of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and then senior. My senior year we made it to Joffrey (Academy of Dance in Chicago). It was really cool.

Passion for dance


There is something inside that drives you to … I don't know what it is. I don't know what it is, but I love dance, and now I get to teach kids to do what I love to do. That is my passion.

I'm not very good at jazz. Hip-hop is horrible — I can't do the hip-hop business. But ballet, I love watching the girls move on up. I had a student who was having trouble, and now she is just blossoming.

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