Abby Lewis has been studying dance for the past fifteen years. She began her training at the age of 3 at New Vision Dance Center in Hillsboro, Oregon, then later at Forest Grove Dance Arts in Forest Grove, Oregon, at the age of 12. Abby has studied many styles of dance, including ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern and tumbling. In 2010, Abby joined Ballet Forest Grove, a nonprofit youth pre-professional ballet company, where she danced with for six years. Abby has performed in numerous productions of the Nutcracker, and over the years she has taken on many roles in the ballet ranging from Chinese Doll to Waltz of the Snowflakes, with her favorite roles being Doll and Snow Princess. She has also performed in fifteen years of recitals and other ballets, including The Grinch, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Swan Lake, as well as Ballet Forest Grove’s Young Choreographer’s Showcase. She is a student at Western Oregon University studying elementary/middle education and minoring in dance. At WOU, she has had the opportunity to travel to the American College Dance Association Northwest Conference and perform in the annual Spring Dance Concert. This year, she will be traveling again to the ACDA conference to represent WOU in a tap piece, entitled “Bach on Tap.” She looks forward to working with students on an individual basis and creating strong tappers, as well as motivating the next generation of dancers.