Our Values

CDS values community, growth, encouragement, and giving back. We are more than a studio,

we are a welcoming community of people from all walks of life who absolutely love to dance. 

About Stevie

Stevie Hagen grew up on Mercer Island and began dancing at the age of 2 with Camille Chrysler. She pursued a dance career intensively at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and continued her training at Cornish College of the Arts, where she graduated with a BFA in dance.

Stevie privately coaches students in ballet, pointe, and floor barre technique and is also a certified Pilates and Barre instructor. She currently works with Pilates clients and dance students of all ages around the Mercer Island and Bellevue area. Sharing her love for dance and fitness brings Stevie immense joy, and assuring that every student leaves feeling accomplished, challenged, and encouraged, is her top priority. 

In loving memory of Deena Dunning:


Stevie began teaching adult ballet and pointe classes as a substitute for Deena Dunning in 2016. Before Deena, an incredible and irreplaceable teacher, passed away she entrusted her ballet program on to Stevie to continue.

Stevie is now the owner of Creation Dance Studio and has the greatest honor of continuing the legacy of "Ballet with Deena".