Taylor Ostronic is from Kansas City, Missouri. At the age of five she began her ballet training under Laura Reinschmidt at The Classical Ballet School. She continued dancing until the age of fourteen where she left dance to pursue academics. After graduating high school Taylor returned to dance and continued her dance education at the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She completed her degree and graduated with a BFA in dance performance and choreography. In 2016 Taylor became an ABT® Certified teacher, having successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3. Taylor has also enhanced her teaching by pursuing certifications in Progressing Ballet Technique and Dance Education Laboratory. Greatly influenced by her summers as a residential advisor with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Taylor approaches teaching dance with a mixture of anatomical knowledge and rich imagery. A central focus of Taylor’s teaching practice is that dance is for all bodies and all ages. She has danced professionally with the Kansas City Ballet, Ballet Nebraska, AROVA Contemporary Ballet, and continues to perform with Selah Dance Collective and Swallowtail Dance. Taylor continues to diversify her dance knowledge through continuing to research, learn, and train in different genres of dance including modern, tap, and ballroom. This is Taylor’s first year with The Dance Foundation and will be teaching ballet.