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Hunter Athey

Educator (Dance)


Hi there! My name is Hunter Athey and this is my fourth year as Aspire Tate Academy’s Dance Teacher. I was born in Thousand Oaks California but grew up in a small town called Moorpark. At the age of three, I started dancing and absolutely fell in love with it. When I turned six, I started competing in dance competitions! Over the years, I have done commercials for brands like Toyota, Verizon, Hasbro Toys, shot promotional videos for recording artists and had the opportunity to dance for the Los Angeles Lakers for two seasons. When I am not teaching I love going to church, spending time with my family, friends and pets. I really enjoy baking, cooking, trying out new food spots, surfing, and of course shopping! I love fashion and the power it has to express your feelings or show people who you are without even saying a word. A perfect day inside would be me eating comfort food, watching one of my favorite shows and cuddling with my dogs. I have a German Shepard named Eli and three Teacup Yorkie named Lyle, Legend and Lincoln. My goal for my students this year is for them to be themselves completely and have confidence in who they are. I want to give all the scholars I teach the opportunity to discover new talents they may not know they already possessed. My personal goal is to travel outside of the country and try food I would never normally eat. I look forward to another amazing and fun filled year at Tate (GO CHEETAHS!)