Kristin Barlow - Executive Director, President & Instructor
Kristin has been involved in the dance world for 30 years. She studied at the University of Utah in ballet and graduated with a BS in Organizational Communications. She has studied ballet, tap, and jazz at the University of Utah as well as Janet Gray Studios in Salt Lake City. She has been a member of Dance Masters of America, an internationally-recognized teaching organization. She has taught ballet, tap and jazz for thirty years and founded and operated Ballet, Etc. Dance Studio in the San Francisco area. After increasing the studio to over capacity in five years, she sold the California studio and relocated to Brigham City, Utah where she founded Starlite Express Dance Academy and Dream Pointe Ballet Company. In 2010, she built and founded Starstruck Dance & Performing Arts in Perry hosting award-winning Starstruck Competitive Company and all genres of dance as well as musical theater, acro-dance & birthday parties. She renovated the Brigham City studio to be the home of Dream Pointe Ballet Company. She has been ballet mistress and director of Dream Pointe Ballet Company producing full-length ballets for northern Utah including The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Ice Princess & Swan Lake. She has served as an exofficio member of the Brigham City Arts Council promoting the arts in her community. She founded Dance for Life Suicide Prevention & Good Mental Health 501(c)3 non-profit in 2018 to help raise awareness & develop programs for better mental health. Her innovative ideas and progressive style of dance have made Starstruck and Dream Pointe leaders in the dance arena. Kristin also judges dance competitions throughout Utah.
Leah Larsen - Trustee & Instructor
Leah has been dancing at Starlite Express Dance Academy, Starstruck Dance & Performing Arts and Dream Pointe Ballet Company since she was three years old. She has been involved with competitive dancing in all genres including tap, lyrical, contemporary, jazz and hip-hop. She is a member of Dream Pointe Ballet Company and is a strong ballerina performing in roles such as the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland & Dew Drop in the Nutcracker. She was a four-year member of the Box Elder High School Rockettes and works very hard to improve her skills every time she steps out on the dance floor. She has received scholarships from Celebrity Dance Competitions & received top five at EPIC Drill Camps. We are thrilled to have her as an instructor with Starstruck this season and Dance for Life Trustee.
Jasmine Barlow - Guest Choreographer
Jasmineas danced since she could walk. As the daughter of owner, Kristin Barlow, she has trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, drill and cheer and has competed in all since age five. She was a member of Box Elder High School's Rockette Drill Team for three years, and was accepted to the Ballet West Summer Ballet Program. She has traveled to New York City to train at Steps on Broadway and attended the Salt Lake School of Performing Arts her senior year to further her dance training. She has placed in top five at numerous competitions & conventions throughout the country and will graduate from the University of Utah in communications Spring 2020. She is a top choreographer winning Platinum Awards and is on the cutting-edge in creativity and ingenuity in all dance genres. She loves to perform, teach and share her talents with others & continues training at the Millenium Dance Complex in Salt Lake City & the University of Utah. She has studied abroad in Europe & has a passion for travel & diverse cultures.
Janessa Barlow - Instructor
Janessa was born to dance. As the second daughter of Kristin Barlow, she has had premier training from Starstruck Dance & Performing Arts & Dream Pointe Ballet Company in all dance genres including ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, tap, cheer & acro-gymnastics & has competed in all since age five years. She has traveled to various dance conventions throughout the United States including on scholarship to Celebrity in Arizona & Colorado as well as Steps on Broadway in New York. She is currently a member of Box Elder High School's Rockette Drill Team leading the team as Assistant Drill Leader & Team Captain. She was overall 1st place winner at Falcon Classic with her lyrical solo & has been a top five soloist at all drill competitions as well as Tops Corps at Epic Drill & Dance. She was top ten at Miss Drill Utah and continue to compete winning overall & top awards & scholarships. She is a great example of dedication & hard work & continues to dance competitively & share her talents with others.
Camee Oyler - Trustee & Instructor
Camee is a 2016 graduate of Bear River High School. She recently graduated from Bridgerland Tech in the Veterinary Technician program and is now attending Utah State University. Camee has been dancing since she was two at Dance Factory Studio. She studied Jazz, Ballet, Tap, LyrIcal, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Cheer, Power Tumbling, and Gymnastics. Outside of Dance Factory she took classes from the Peak and High Point. In high school, Camee was a member of the drill team and the cheer team where she choreographed dances and competed. She was recently married to her sweetheart Clint in October 2018.