Ms. Waitz is so excited to begin her first year as the Dance Enrichment Teacher at Equitas Academy! Ms. Waitz is originally from Menominee, Michigan, where she had the opportunity to discover dance at a young age. She attended Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, where she studied for her Associate of Fine Arts Degree in Dance. She then moved to Tempe, Arizona, to attend Arizona State University, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Education. Ms. Waitz has traveled around the world, deepening her love and practice of teaching. She has been to places such as New York, Paris, and London. She believes that with optimism, curiosity, and grit, all scholars can achieve anything they put their minds to! She values the college mindset mission for the many opportunities it presents for scholars to grow. She believes that dance allows scholars to express themselves and discover creativity. In her free moments you might find her spending time with her family and two cats, exploring the city, snowboarding in the mountains or maybe even at the beach with a big bowl of watermelon! Ms. Waitz is eager to begin dancing with her scholars and is looking forward to seeing all of the creative ideas they bring to the dance space.