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Taylor Runkel

Taylor Runkel


Phone: 651-323-7029

Senior assistant instructor

Taylor's dance journey started at 3 years old when her preschool teacher told her mother "she loves her body in motion,  you should try putting her in a dance class".  Little did her mom know that Taylor would find one of her best joys in life in that first class.  At the age of 9 Taylor came to her new forever home at 4SDC and then competed in the Twinkling Stars, Sparkling Stars, Shimmering Stars, Shooting Stars, Shining Stars and Stars lines.  During her senior year, Taylor was elected team captain by her fellow teammates.  She also competed on the hip hop lines as well as numerous solos, duet and trios that won at the regional and national levels.

After graduating from Mahtomedi High School in 2013, Taylor attended Iowa State University for her first two years of college.  For her junior year, Taylor transferred to the University of MN - Twin Cities to finish up her BA in psychology.  When returning back to MN, Taylor was ecstatic to join the staff at 4SDC in the fall of 2015.

Taylor's passion in life is connecting with people of all ages, and impacting their lives in a positive way.  Her favorite thing about being a teacher is being a safe, positive and comfortable person for children to come to for anything in life, and then having them trust her enough to push them to become a better dancer and child outside of the classroom.  Taylor couldn't be happier to be able to be a part of the 4SDC family.