Alivia Thomas

Alivia Thomas

I first taught Alivia when she was just a tiny, four year old dancer in a summer camp.  Throughout the years , I have been her teacher in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and acrobatics.  She has been a dancer in numerous Dansations and Nutcracker pieces of mine. She is a smart girl who is very diverse in her dance talents!      Alivia has always had a special spark about her, as a person and as a dancer.  She is mature for her young age, determined and committed to improving and growing in dance. Not only is she a workhorse, she is a quick learner and amazing under stress.     During this last Nutcracker, a dancer suddenly fell ill minutes before the curtain was opening. Alivia jumped right in to learn that dancer's section of the piece two minutes before the curtain went up. She performed it beautifully and professionally.  I was blown away at her level of calm professionalism.  The world has big things ahead for this amazing girl and I look forward to helping her on that journey.

Lovetta Downes

 
 

I like to dance because it's a hard sport and I like a challenge. I also like to dance because I love tap.     -Alivia Thomas

I chose Skagit Valley Academy of Dance for Alivia because of it's history of excellence and family atmosphere. I also relished the idea of taking dance from different instructors. Alivia loves to entertain people and be the center of attention, so dance is the obvious choice.     - Darlys Jacobsen