JACKSON DANCE TEAM
HARD WORK | PERSEVERANCE | UNITY | CONFIDENCE
2021-2022 JHS Dance Team
The Jackson Dance Team is a competitive dance team comprised of intelligent, resilient, and determined athletes who demonstrate hard work, perseverance, unity, and confidence. Members participate year-round and focus on dance technique in genres such as Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Game Day. The Jackson Dance Team competes throughout the state of Washington in addition to performing at JHS sporting events, assemblies, pep rallies, and community events.
Alyssa Holtrust, Head Coach
Alyssa Holtrust began her dance journey at the age of two-years-old in Southern California. She is trained in various styles including Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. Alyssa’s passion for dance took her to compete with various teams including Dynamix Dance Academy, The Dance Gallery, Upland High School’s Express Dance Team, and the University of Oregon Club Sports Competitive Dance Team. Alyssa has had the pleasure of coaching for the UO Club Sports Competitive Dance Team during their peak season where she prepared the team for game days, UDA Nationals, and USA Nationals. Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Oregon and a Master of Science in Behavioral Psychology from Pepperdine University. After combating scoliosis and recovering from a spinal fusion, Alyssa is excited to inspire, educate, and advocate for the next generation of dancers.