Meet the Instructors

Amanda Westergard

Owner, Instructor

Amanda is the Owner and Director of Studio W and teaches classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical and tumbling each week. She is also the Director of our Dance Company. Ms. Amanda began dancing in 2004, when she was 14 years old.  Since then, she has danced with many different instructors in Sonoma County and studied dance at Santa Rosa Junior College. Amanda danced with Surge Modern Dance company for one year and has performed in five of SRJC’s annual spring performances. She also has choreographed several dances for the SRJC performances. During her eleven years of teaching, she has begun a dance company, a summer camp program and made several life long friendships. Amanda has twelve years experience in teaching ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, tumbling, choreography and preschool dance programs. Amanda loves her job and hopes to continue teaching for many more years.

Krystina Cronin

Tap Program Director, Instructor

Krystina began dancing when she was 10 for the Katherine Wheeler Dancers. She did competitive tap and fell in love. She started dancing at the SRJC and studied jazz, ballet, and hip hop. She has choreographed for numerous musicals for the theater arts productions and the spring dance shows. Krystina has also choreographed for Cardinal Newman high school and the Miss Sonoma County Program. Krystina loves teaching and watching her students fall in love with the beautiful art of dance. 

Andrea Tidd

Pre-Dance Program Director, Instructor

Andrea began dancing and doing theatre when she was 8 years old. She really fell in love with the process of learning, applying and finally getting on stage for a big performance. She graduated from Art Quest at Santa Rosa High School in 2005, and went on to study dance in college. She has worked with children for almost 10 years and loves every moment of it. Her favorite color is orange and she loves her garden. She has an 8 year old son and two dogs, Luna and Obi. She is so happy to be part of the Studio W family and can’t wait to watch all the kids grow and learn. 

Kristina Magill

Office Administrator, Camp Director

Kristina has been dancing for 14 years and has been dancing with Mrs. Amanda for 5 years and has also assisted in her classes. She is a recent graduate from Windsor High School and attends Sonoma State University in the fall. She is planning on majoring in Psychology with a minor in dance.

Katie Young

Class/Camp Assistant

Katie is 16 years old and has been dancing for 12 years. She has been dancing with Mrs. Amanda for 3 years doing jazz and lyrical, and she also has 3 years experience of doing tumbling and acrobatics. She also has teaching experience as she has been assisting or being a substitute teacher in dance classes for 3 years.