Nathan Young

Love Your Dance Owner


Studio Manager


Mr.Nathan has been inspiring passion through movement for the past 23 years! Starting his dance training at the age of 8, Mr.Nathan quickly took to the art and sought out as many opportunities to work with dance as possible.


While pursuing the love of dance, Nathan has had the opportunity to work with a variety of different students in recreational and competitive settings, earning a number of awards for his choreography and helping his students to achieve recognition for outstanding, most promising, and adjudicator’s choice performances.


Before opening the doors to Love Your Dance, Mr.Nathan worked as a backstage manager for dance festivals, fundraising showcases and for an internationally touring performance of Hip Hop Saved My Life.


Nathan continues to raise the expectations of his dancers, helping them to achieve goals that were once dreams, working towards excellence in everything they do.


Mr.Nathan is a firm believer in always learning and always growing and is a Certified ADAPT  Teacher, as well as seeking certification for junior and intermediate levels of acro-dance.

Mikayla Derksen

Love Your Dance Faculty Member

Instructor​ | Administrative Assistant

Mikayla is excited to continue with the Love Your Dance Faculty this upcoming season as one of the administrative assistants, focusing on our social media presence and engagement.

Mikayla has been dancing since the age of ten and has primarily studied in hip-hop, adding jazz and lyrical towards the end of her festival career.

Mikayla is inspired by learning new things and enjoys flower pressing and reading in her spare time.

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Brianna Bennett

Love Your Dance Faculty Member

Assistant Instructor

Miss Brianna is excited to continue with the Love Your Dance Faculty this upcoming season as our Assistant Instructor.

Miss Brianna has danced with LYD since year one, performing on both our Accelerated and CORE Dance Teams. She has studied in jazz, tap, lyrical, modern and hip hop.

Miss Brianna is inspired by the stories created through movement and has started work on creating her own choreographic dance art.

Miss Brianna has been recognized for her passion for dance and performance and has been awarded a number of Most Promising, Adjudicators Choice and Outstanding awards.

Since starting with LYD, Miss Brianna has been awarded our Most Valuable Player Scholarship and the SDCPA 14+ Scholarship for leadership.