Ivy Johnston

Ivy J.

San Marcos, CA

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Ivy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 18+ and males 0

Teaching since:
September 2006

I am a woman with two passions, dance and health. My love of dance began at a very young age. I grew up I dancing in a competitive studio, winning many awards regionally and nationally as well as dancing for my school teams. After high school I began working as a Dance Instructor and performing professionally while earning degrees in Dance and Entrepreneurship. I have also danced for sports teams as well as independent choreographers. Now I can be found dancing for Get Up/ Get Down Dance Company and teaching classes all over San Diego.

Health has not always come as easily to me. Managing my weight has been a struggle for as long as I remember. My first memories of body trouble began when I started dancing competitively. I was very concerned with the way I would look in my costumes and wanted so badly to look more like the smaller, thinner dancers. My eating habits became very unhealthy as a result of my desire to look as thin as possible while dancing. After I stopped competing and started college, the troubles seemed to fade away. However I now had another problem, the pounds kept adding up. At my highest weight I was 20 pounds overweight and miserable. But not only was I overweight, I was sick. I had a fibroid the size of an orange growing in my uterus. My symptoms caused me to lose so much blood that my blood cell count became dangerously low. After a year of hell, the doctors were able to find and remove the fibroid, and within a few months I was back to normal.

While I was sick I felt more out of control of my body than ever and I hated it. I vowed that if I got better I would take care of my body the best I could and become the most healthy version of myself. I am so happy that today I can say I love my body and mean it. I’m so passionate about health that I want to help others become the most healthy versions of themselves as well. I hold an ACE Health Coach certification and am available to coach female clients who want to lose weight and feel great about themselves.

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Experience

Dancer
Jun 2017 - Present
Get Down/ Pick Up

Dance Instructor
Jun 2017 - Present
Charlene's Dance and Cheer

Teaching Artist
Jul 2016 - Present
The Performing Arts Workshop

Dance Instructor
Jul 2016 - Present
Dance to Evolve

Dance Instructor
Sep 2012 - Present
Stage Door Dance

I teach tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical and hip hop classes, ages 3 to 13.

Education

A.A. Entrepreneurship
Sep 2011 - May 2014
MiraCosta College
A.A. Dance
Sep 2011 - May 2014
MiraCosta College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Health Coach
Jul 2017
ACE Fitness

Awards

Legacy Award
May 2014
Mira Costa College
Friends of Dance Scholarship
May 2014
Mira Costa College

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