Kayla Price (Head Coach) started dancing with Janice D. Holst at the age of 3. She studied ballet, tap and jazz for 12 years before joining the JDHS Dance Team. Kayla was a 3 years dance team member and Captain her junior year. She competed with the team in Orlando, FL in 1999 and 2000. She also competed with the University of Oregon Dance Team at college nationals. This is Kayla's 8th year coaching. She was an Assistant Coach for 4 years and Head Coach 2007-08/2015-16 seasons. She is happily married to Daniel Price and has four young children.

Charlotte Bennett (Assistant Coach) Charlotte Bennett started dancing with Juneau dance unlimited and cheerleading with JYFL at the age of 5. Charlotte was a four year team member graduating in 2005. She moved to Reno after high school to attend college at the University of Nevada Reno. She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors of science in Nursing. While attending college Charlotte continued to take dance classes and coached 2 years of youth cheerleading. Charlotte is currently employed as an RN at Bartlett Regional Hospital and Valley Medical Care. This is Charlotte's third year coaching the JDHS dance team.

Kelsey Castagnola (Assistant Coach) Kelsey Castagnola started dancing with Juneau Dance Unlimited at the age of 5. After taking a couple of years off, she returned to dance when she joined the JDHS Dance team her sophomore year. Kelsey was a three year team member, starting her first year as manager, before dancing her junior and senior year. After graduating in 2010, Kelsey moved to Spokane, Washington to attend Gonzaga University. She graduated this past May with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and is currently back in Juneau working and building her resume to continue on to nursing school. This is Kelsey’s third year coaching the JDHS Dance team.

Stefanie Davis (Assistant Coach) Stefanie Davis started dancing at the age of four in her living room, while her mom (a JDHS Drill Team alumni) called out drill down commands. She started to take dance classes later on in life, with the goal of making the team. She was a three year team member, and graduated in 2007. Stefanie moved all along the west coast for a few years, but after realizing she hated the heat, she came back home to her roots in Juneau with her cat, Tegan. After tracking down Head Coach Kayla’s brother to shamelessly and repeatedly ask him to tell Kayla just how available she is to help, she finally succeeded. This is her first year as Assistant Coach of the JDHS Dance Team.

2016-17 Coaches

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Studio Photos courtesy of Phil Loseby.

HISTORY OF COACHES

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