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Adrianna (Andy) Eckert was born and raised in San Diego, California. She started dancing at age 2, trained for 18 years in jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical, modern, hip hop, tap, character, acro, exercise and fitness, leaps & turns at both Ramona Julian Academy of Dance in Ramona, CA and at Best Foot Forward in Escondido, CA. She started competing at regional and national levels at 7 and continued until 18.


Andy was hand picked for Encore Dance Competitions elite team for 2 years, where she trained under professionals and performed a showcase at a national competition in Las Vegas. She was 1 of 2 people offered a $20,000 scholarship to AMDA by Encore Dance Competition. She received the Encore Dance Competitions regional title of San Diego's Senior Elite Dancer. She founded her high school varsity dance team where she served as captain her junior and senior year. She was on her high school's cheer team for 3 years, where she served as captain her junior and senior year.


Andy taught hip hop at her home studio in San Diego for 3 years before going to college in Arizona.

She started coaching spiritline at Copper Canyon in 2019 as head coach of Pom and has continued working there as founder of the varsity and JV cheer team and has now served as head cheer coach for 5 years. She was a dance major at ASU for a year and a half before changing to sociology as a major. 


Andy has had special training under her mom, a retired professional tap dance teacher, and under her sister Alexandra Eckert, who has countless gymnastics certificates and also choreographed all of her contemporary competition solos. Her sister also owns her own studio in San Diego called The Elites. Her sister currently teaches and choreographs comp numbers at more than 5 studios across San Diego. I have worked under Kelly Conaway as an independent contractor for her company, Aerial Achievements. 


Overall, Andy's goal is to make her students feel comfortable in their bodies, give them the best tools she can for competitive success and recreational fun, while emphasizing the importance of improvisation and creating your own style of choreography. She believes that being different is the best thing you can be!

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