Ruby Thornley, Student of the Month

Congratulations to Dance Academy member – Ruby Thornley – our student of the month. Beyond being an exceptional performer Ruby is also on the Honor Roll at PHS. We congratulate you for your dedication and example. Here is a little bit more to learn about Ruby.

Ruby’s Interest:
Dance, reading, writing and baking. Ruby, we’d love to try some of your baked goods.

Ruby’s Hobbies:
BAKING. Ruby, here’s a thought for a dance feature – choreograph a number to a kitchen baking scene!

Ruby’s favorite aspect(s) about PHS?
“It feels like home with family and friends.”

Ruby’s Aspirations:
“I want to be a choreographer.” Ruby, for sure, with your dedication – you will get there!

Congratulations to Ruby for being our student of the month.

Headshot Opportunity – March 25th and 26th

All performing artists need a fantastic headshot that shows off personality and style and flair. The Drama Academy is hosting a Headshot Special with Andrew Marc Photography. For two days only – and for Pioneer High students only – Andrew will be holding headshot sessions for only $40. With that price you will receive a twenty minute session, 4-5 high-res digital images, printing rights, and social media sharing rights.

Available times Friday, March 25th right after school at the COPA building and Saturday, March 26th at the COPA building. Schedule your headshot session directly with the photographer and monies are payable directly to Andrew Marc Photography. Then simply show up at your scheduled time with your makeup/hair done, chosen clothing on, and any props you plan to use (an instrument, dance shoes, etc.).  Explore headshot photo advice online to see what the best colors, styles, and makeup tips are that will help you to look your best in your headshots.

For more information contact to schedule a time.

Mady Beighley, Teacher of the Month

Mady Beighley has been nominated as our teacher of the month. Did you know that Mady has been dancing since she could walk? Her extensive training lead her to perform in theaters and stages throughout the country including The Wilshire Theater in Los Angeles and Radio City Musical in New York City. She also performed with Earth, Wind, and Fire in the Closing Ceremonies at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Mady graduated in 2009 from Pleasant Grove High School where she participated in Drama, Dance Company, and served as Student Body Vice President. After graduating she had the pleasure of serving her city as Miss Pleasant Grove. She currently resides in American Fork with her Husband, Cory and dog Sanchez, and is the Artistic Director of Ethos Dance Project at Aspire Dance academy.

Mady’s Interest:
Mady loves choreography and dance, in addition to spending time with her husband and two dogs: Sanchez and Griz.

Mady’s Hobbies:
“I love to craft, cross-country ski, hike, travel and videography.”

Mady’s favorite aspect(s) about PHS?
“I love PHS because it is an amazing school where kids can be themselves and do what they love.”

Congratulations to Mady for being our teacher of the month and for all of her hard work to inspire the students at PHS.