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Mallorie Mendoza

Ballroom / Hip Hop Instructor

Mallorie was born and raised in Long Island, New York. Growing up she was involved in various dance styles, such as hip-hop, ballroom, salsa and bachata. She learned different street styles from her friends who danced hip-hop at her local breaking club.

Her philosophy in hip-hop dance developed based on the rich history of the old school styles born in New York.

During her senior year of high school, she was first introduced to American Social Ballroom Dance at the local Arthur Murray Studio. She decided to pursue a dance degree at Utah Valley University with an emphasis in Movement Studies of Ballroom Dance. There, she soon became a member of the UVU Ballroom Dance Company performing in their semester dance concerts and competing in the yearly UVU Dancesport Ballroom Competition.

As a recent graduate, Mallorie has worked with Danzinskule’s Elementary Ballroom Dance Program at several schools and is continuing to work on choreography in ballroom, salsa, bachata, and hip-hop.