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.
Stevie Hagen grew up on Mercer Island and began dancing at the age of 2. 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.
Before graduating, Stevie began teaching adult ballet and pointe classes as a substitute for Deena Dunning. Before Deena, an incredible and irreplaceable teacher, passed away, she passed her ballet program on to Stevie to continue.
Stevie is now running Creation Dance Studio, continuing the legacy of "Ballet with Deena". In addition, Stevie is a certified Pilates instructor and teaches private and semi-private Pilates lessons to clients in the Mercer Island and Bellevue area. She has experience working with clients of all ages, ranging from 13 to 101.
In 2016, Stevie became a certified barre instructor through The Dailey Method and is now currently teaching at Barre Rev on Mercer Island.
Also in 2016, Stevie began teaching for NOVA Gymnastics Academy as a ballet instructor. At NOVA she teaches group ballet classes, while also privately coaching students of all ages and dance backgrounds to improve their ballet technique and strength.
Sharing her love and passion for ballet and Pilates brings Stevie immense joy, and assuring that every student leaves feeling accomplished, challenged, and encouraged, is her top priority.