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Preschool Instructors


Kristy Wills

Preschool Director

Kristy Wills was born and raised in Stafford, Virginia. She began dancing at the age of 5. By the age of 12 she started competing at various local competitions in Virginia, Maryland, DC, and North Carolina. She was awarded many top placements and several scholarships throughout her years of competition dance. She attended many summer intensives, conventions and classes including the Philadelphia Performing Art Center and Broadway Dance Center in NYC. After graduating high school, she continued her dancing career and began teaching ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical. She has over 20 years of teaching experience locally. She has been growing dancers competitively as well. Supporting her students at many regional and national competitions throughout the years. She has received many recognitions in overalls and choreography awards for groups, solos, and duo/trios.

Kristy is in her fourth-year coaching Mountain View High School’s Varsity Dance Team. She supports her team’s passion at several local competitions, having been awarded many first-place awards for solos, duo and trios, a National Championship in 2019 and received the Grand National Championship this past season in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!

She is not only a dedicated teacher and coach; she is also mother to four beautiful daughters. Dance is her absolute passion in life, and she is extremely grateful for the opportunity to help develop the love, technique and art of dance in her Polaris students.

“Dance is an art that imprints on the soul. It is with you every moment; it expresses itself in everything you do.” -Shirley MacLaine

Kristy Wills | Polaris Dance
Audrey Burns | Polaris Dance


Audrey Burns

Preschool Class Assistant

Audrey started dancing at the age of 2. She joined the Polaris Competition Team when she was 9. Dance is her passion! She competes with the Performance Company in a variety of styles- ballet, contemporary, hip hop, lyrical, and jazz.

Audrey began working with preschoolers in the summer of 2020 at Polaris’ Princess Camp. In her free time she loves to hang out with her family and play with her dog. Audrey has been homeschooled since the 4th grade. She loves homeschooling because it gives her the
freedom to do fun things, like working with little kids! In her free time she loves to paint, knit, and read.

Audrey finds joy working alongside Ms. Kristy and helping the tiniest dancers learn and grow!

Audrey Burns | Polaris Dance