Elyse Dakin is from Columbus, Ohio. She trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and pointe, at Marjorie Jones Schools and went on to pursue her BFA in Dance from The Ohio State University. Elyse grew up competing around Ohio and has since trained with world-renowned instructors in all styles, most recently on scholarship at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Elyse began teaching in 2013 after completing her BFA in 2017. Elyse is an active member of Dance Masters of America, Ohio Dance Masters Chapter 16. She is excited to be teaching her second year at YDA!