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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 22 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

Jazmin Nunez | Polaris Dance


Jazmin Nunez

Preschool Teacher

Jazmin was born and raised a military brat. Since her father was a marine, she spent most of her childhood in both Virginia and North Carolina. She grew up with 3 other siblings, and is the only child who found a love and passion for dance. Jazmin began her dance journey when she was 4 years old, but was injured and stopped dancing for some time. However, her injury did not stop her forever as she has now been dancing for 10 years.

When Jazmin turned 9, she was living in Jacksonville, North Carolina where she attended a dance studio not too far from her home. After dancing there for a couple of years Jazmin moved to Stafford, Virginia. Jazmin continued to dance and attended two different studios, while also dancing on the North Stafford Dance Team during all 4 years of high school. While dancing, Jazmin has been a part of many different competition teams, including a recreational team, a tap team, and a premiere team. She has learned many different styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, latin jazz, pointe and a little bit of ballroom. During her competition years, Jazmin earned many special awards for her dances, along with placing with her solos during her Nationals competition.

Jazmin found a love for teaching younger dancers. She started off as an apprentice, but now has been teaching younger dancers for 3 years. Jazmin is currently in community college and plans to transfer to a four year college to achieve her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience. While attending school, Jazmin wanted to find something that she could do to escape from the world of school, so naturally she looked at dance. Now while still attending school, Jazmin works the front desk, is an assistant, and also a teacher. Jazmin loves assisting and learning from Ms. Kristy, while also getting to know each and every one of the beautiful dancers that are a part of this loving family.

Jazmin Nunez | 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!