Desi VanDyke grew up in the small town of Waverly, New York. She was a teacher, an assistant, and a choreographer at her local dance studio. Desi graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance and minors in both Dance Studio Administration and Theater Arts from the State University of New York at Fredonia. She has traveled to New Jersey, Saratoga Springs, Buffalo, Rochester, Ohio, New York City, and Pittsburgh to perform dance works with her peers and professors throughout college. Desi was so fortunate to be able to study many styles of dance from a young age, including not only modern, jazz, tap and ballet, but also breaking and acrobatics. She moved to Chicago in June of 2022. During her time in Chicago, Desi had the honor of participating in Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Visceral Dance Chicago intensives over the summer, and she is currently a Teaching Artist at Hubbard Street Dance.
FUN FACT: Desi directed her High School Show Choir for 3 years!