Meet Ms. Andrea Polyak! Ms. Andrea started dancing at 2 years old and at the age of 13, started helping in dance classes here & there at the studio she took at. When she was 17 years old, Andrea was asked to be Assistant Teacher in a Baby Comb Class ages 3-5 years old. She learned so much in teaching little ones from the main teacher that year that it inspired her to be a teacher.
Andrea grew up dancing at Bridget McCarter Dance Academy in Gilbert. She competed at state & national levels with Tap, Jazz & Lyrical. She also performed all over the East Valley at community events. Andrea & her younger sister would spend about 15-20 hours a week at the studio dancing for the simple fact they loved dance! Andrea’s favorite type of dance is Tap, performing & teaching it!
Looking over the past 20 years of teaching dance, Andrea really didn’t think this would be her job! Yet, she really doesn’t like to call it a job more just making a positive influence in a young person’s life. Andrea also taught with the Town of Gilbert Park & Recreation in 2000 and you will find that most of the classes that are still running today are the ones that she & her sister started. From the Tiny/Mini tumbling, Fun & Fitness & Fairy Ballet! She spent about 4 years with town teaching before she had her boys. After that Andrea stayed home with her boys since they are close in age and still ran a small dance program at the Las Sendas Community in Mesa one day a week. This program has been on going for the past 15 years!
Andrea is married to a supportive husband, Keith and they have a busy family! They moved to Queen Creek in 2004 from Chandler. Beside the love of dance, Andrea is very active in Girl Scouts. They have a daughter, Adrianna, who is 18 and in her fist year of college, dances competitively and currently a National Title holder with America’s U.S as Junior Miss 2016. They also have two boys, Kyle, who is 14 and is a Freshmen at QCHS & Nathan, who is 13 and is a 7th grader at NBMS. Both boys are active with Football, Wrestling, Golf and yes from time to time Kyle & Nathan will be a tumbling or tap class of their mom’s. Of course, you can’t forget the furry family members Hank, who is CGC trained and Duke, who is big ball of love!