Mecinna Price grew up in Pocatello and first began her study of dance at the age of three. She continued up through her teen years dancing with her sisters and studying every style she could get her hands on under the direction of Nancy Merrell, Sandy Francis, Marius Zirra, Debby Leiseth and others.
Once in college, Mecinna danced on ISU's dance team, performed around the West, taught at various intensives and workshops, and accidentally began her first studio at the age of 17. After 7 years of that fun, Mecinna left Idaho and began traveling with her husband and children. In the years that followed she taught, choreographed and managed in studios in Missouri, Utah, and Illinios, and more notably, took time off from teaching to study ballet with the prestigious Southold Theatre of Dance Company for 3 years in South Bend, Indiana.
Mecinna has choreographed for numerous dance studios, competition dance and drill teams all over the country, and has judged dancers nationwide.
Mecinna owns Nouveau Medspa & Salon, Price Properties, Miracle Ear, Valentine Ballroom and is the CEO of Price Products, a company that invents and manufactures children's products worldwide. She mentors other inventors in establishing their products and company guidelines.
Mecinna also has 5 children, 3 sons in law, almost 4 grandchildren and is married to Dr. Jared Price. She teaches a variety of the dance classes and loves sharing her love of the arts with children in the Pocatello area.
Parris Martin, being the youngest of a dance family, has always danced, starting with Elenita Brown, Sandi Francis, TJ Maheras, and Marius Zirra, to name a few. Parris spent many summers at intense workshops with The American Ballet Theatre, Ballet West and in Las Vegas and LA at such studios like Tremaine and training centers for acro. Parris has been teaching dance since she was a teenager having her first chance to debut her choreography at ISU at the age of 15 and then soon Choreographed and danced in 1996 Olympics Bowl games in Atlanta Georgia.
Presli Price Armstrong began dancing as soon as she could walk, toddling around her mom's dance studios. She has studied various styles of dance, is an award winning soloist and shows exceptional promise with her choreography skills. Presli has attended selective dance conservatories such as The Sessions and received scholarship participation with the prestigious AMDA in NYC. Presli danced the lead role of Dorothy in the MPDS 2017 Spring performance of Wizard of Oz as well as the lead role of Peter Pan in the 2015 MPDC Peter Pan ballet.
Presli served a 2 year service mission in Colorado Springs and is now the proud mother of 2 budding ballerinas and married to Thomas Armstrong.
Riegan Price Loveland put on her first pair of dance shoes at 12 months old. She has grown up as a studio rat, hanging out, dancing and teaching in her mom's various studios over the years. Riegan has traveled extensively with her dancing and has received scholarships from multiple conservatories and camps for her accomplishments. Riegan's notable performances have been dancing the lead as Cinderella in the MPDC 2016 production of Cinderella and Glenda the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz. Riegan dances professionally with the Utah Jazz Dancers as well studying dance at the prestigious University of Utah BFA modern dance program. She teaches at MPDC as a guest alumni artist.
Maria Salas is known at MPDC as the caretaker of the studio. She is loved by the younger students and they look for her when they are needing assistance. Maria has danced with MP Dance Company for 8 years and her personal drive is well appreciated. Maria is a Highland Lassie where she has competed and received top placement for her solos. She is notably recognized for her talent in Hip hop and has a knack for portraying the wonderful villain, as she has dancing as Captian Hook in MPDC 2015 Peter Pan, The evil stepmother in 2016 Cinderella and The evil Witch in 2017 Wizard of Oz.
Saylor Price Lee fell in love with aerial dance at a young age and chose that form of dance as her forte. Saylor danced along with her family at MPDC for most of her life and is excited to join staff as the aerial/acro instructor. Her favorite and most notable role was as the caterpillar in "Alice in Wonderland."
McKay Donaldson, Acro Instructor