Featured Instructor: August Spree
August Spree, Director of Instructor Training
August Spree has been teaching dance for more than 14 years. She is a mom of three boys under age 10. Beginning with childhood, August was always passionate about dance. As a teenager, she pioneered dance programs in an international youth organization, and went on to design programs, choreograph, and teach with similar organizations for 11 years. Her teaching credits range from coaching competition-level teams to doing volunteer and non-profit work with teens, teaching private lessons for individuals and couples, and even teaching choreographed cardio classes for adults (prior to teaching with NEW VYBE®). Having performed and taught all over the world on 4 continents, she has worked with ages 3 through adult in many different cultures, and is passionate about the joy that dance can bring people of all ages, genders, and cultures.
In addition to dance, August is passionate about health. As a cancer survivor, she became a student of health and wellness which led her to obtain her license as a massage therapist. After graduating as Valedictorian of her class, she went on to work at a major fitness chain as a massage therapist, and also volunteers her time working with cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.
When August joined the NEW VYBE® team in October of 2010, her dance experience, teaching capability, administrative skills, and passion for dance and fitness came together to help her step into the roles of Instructor, Business Development, and Head of Training.
Here are some other things about August-
Who is your favorite music artist? I enjoy most music from symphony to rock, anything except country. Sorry, folks.
What is your favorite song to perform to? Missy Elliot usually gets me excited, but I especially love any song that I can not only dance to, but believe in.
What is your favorite guilty pleasure? Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. I never miss an episode.
What is your favorite healthy food? (not a lot of people know about maybe) A really great salad with mixed field greens, goat cheese, craisins, almonds, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a tangy dressing. Maybe add a little chicken or tuna... mmmmmm But don't get me started on food because I could talk ALL DAY...
What do you love most about NEW VYBE®? I love doing something that isn't about punching in and out, but about helping people reach their full potential. I love that we are all passionate about what we do because working with passionate people is inspiring. And I love that my job helps me stay healthy too.
What is your favorite thing about outer space? I'll let you know when I go there... wait, what kind of food do they have?
Random Fact: I LOVE shoes. I mean, reaaaaaaalllly love shoes.