Meet the New Staff!

A Spotlight on Two of Our New Teachers

Here at DU, we take an immense amount of pride in the quality of our teachers! We

are so excited to have added several amazing professionals to our staff this year, and

we want to highlight them! Here is an intro to two of them:

Barbara Wescott is our Ballet Director. She began taking ballet in Boise after seeing

the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo when she was 8 years old.  She eventually trained at

the Ballet Major Program at the University of Utah, where she also received a

Master’s Degree in Arts Administration, and published the manual, “Business at the


Barbara has been able to study with some of the best in the industry: Willam

Christenson, founder of Ballet West and San Francisco Ballet; Bruce Marks of Ballet

West and the Boston Ballet; Shirley Ririe and Joan Woodbury of Ririe/Woodbury

Dance Company; the members of First Chamber Dance Company; the Pacific

Northwest Ballet faculty; and the Ballet Arizona faculty.

She established Dance Arts Academy in Boise, directed SummerDance at the College

of Idaho in Caldwell, and was appointed an adjunct instructor of dance at the College

of Idaho.

Barbara also created choreography especially for student dancers in “The Lion, the

Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Cinderella,” “La Boutique Fantasque,” “Alice in

Wonderland,” “Peter and the Wolf,” “The Seasons,” and “Hansel and Gretel.”

While in Utah, she served on the Utah Arts Council Dance Touring Program jury, and

was the manager of Utah Ballet at the University of Utah.  She has been living and

teaching in Seattle for the past 20 years, but is happy to be back in her hometown.

And we are so happy to have her talent at our studio!

Kynlee Reddish teaches Ballet/Tap and Classical Ballet. She began dancing at the

age of 3 and has had a passion for it ever since. Her training began with combo

classes and ballet classes. Kynlee then became a competition

dancer with Center Stage Studios for nine years. There she trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip-hop, Musical

Theater, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Modern.

She was also a member of Columbia High School’s dance team for four years,

winning many team awards and solo titles. She was captain of the team her senior

year, and worked hard with her team to win the All-Around State Championship in

2010. Kynlee attended BYU and took many classes in the dance program offered


She began teaching at a young age and learned she had a passion for helping young

dancers. She has taught at Center Stage Studios in Nampa and The Pointe Dance

Academy in the Salt Lake City area. Kynlee directed competition teams at The Pointe

Dance Academy for four years, winning both team and choreography awards. She

recently moved back to the Boise area and is so excited to be back teaching in the

dance community in which she grew up.  And we are just as excited to have her at

Dance Unlimited!