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Ms. Wilde grew up in a military family and began dancing at age four, pursuing her training at a variety of dance studios depending on where her family lived. In her high school years at Dance Theatre of Jacksonville, NC, she studied under Erin Warpole, Desiree LeFebvre and others, and participated in several state and regional dance competitions. Dancing for over twenty years, she was able to practice ballet, tap, jazz, modern/contemporary, and a little bit of ballroom. While at Messiah College in Pennsylvania (now Messiah University), she performed with the Acclamation Dance Ministry team, whose mission is to promote creative expression through dance as an alternate language for worship and ministry. During her time at the Universite de Nancy, in France, she was able to further study both modern dance and Latin ballroom.

After marrying a Marine and having four kids, Ms. Wilde found herself re-entering the dance world while her family was stationed overseas in Okinawa, Japan. At the Okinawa School of Performing Arts, under the direction of Amelia Heath, she began teaching Primary Ballet/Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, as well as adult classes. While there, she was also privileged to be able to participate in and choreograph for their annual (and the island’s only) Nutcracker. Additionally, she worked with and choreographed for senior dancers in private lessons. Her contemporary solo pieces Pulling Strings, Siren Song, and La Promene competed at YAGP Japan in October 2022. She was honored to have two of her solos selected for international competition in Naha, Japan: Constellations (2021) and Pulling Strings (2022).

Following her family’s relocation to northern Virginia in the summer of 2023, Ms. Wilde was pleased to begin teaching at Virginia Ballet Company & School.