Taylor Gros


Taylor has danced since she was 3 years old. She moved to Manhattan with her family when she was 4, which is when she enrolled in Bates Dance Studios. She has taken dance with Bates ever since. Taylor has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, and contemporary at Bates Dance Studios, with her favorites being jazz and lyrical. She joined the competition group, Pride, when she was in the 6th grade, and danced with the group until she graduated high school. Alongside this training, she has taken classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York, Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago, attended numerous dance conventions, worked with multiple guest choreographers, and attended dance camps. She also attended many competitions with the studio, and performed for local events and shows. Taylor loved dance competitions and performances. One of her favorite performances was Purple Power Play on Poyntz. Recitals were also something she always looked forward to. In addition to dance training, Taylor has years of experience with gymnastics, tumbling, and cheer.

Taylor attended Kansas State University, allowing her to stay at the studio, but to take on the role of a teacher. Taylor's two passions are teaching and dance, making the job of teaching dance the perfect combination. She taught dance throughout her college years, teaching 3 year old classes, pre-dance, advanced combo classes, and advanced lyrical. Taylor also worked with the competition group, Sparklers, teaching weekly classes as well as competition routines. She also choreographed solos, duos, and group dances for the Pride and Gems groups. Taylor graduated in May of 2016, with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Then she started her career teaching 3rd grade at Bluemont Elementary in the fall of 2016. Now in her second year of teaching, she is back at the studio to teach one night a week. With being at the beginning of her career, dance is a perfect outlet.