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19-20 Spiritleaders
Community Sponsors


Thank you to our community sponsors!

Gold Star Sponsors 

  • Kathy Kellebrew Photography 
  • The Dance House
  • Soscol Auto Body
  • Napa Valley Orthopedic 
  • GeoVit Vineyard Services
  • Napa Valley Orthodontics; Dr. Steven Kunihiro

Silver Sponsors

  • Silverado Cooking School 
  • Henneke Peterson Realtor
  • Napa Pediatric Dentistry
  • Sparc Design & Marketing
  • Oden & Doucette Seal Coat & Linestripping
  • Van Winden's Nursery

Bronze Sponsors 

  • Food Shed Take Away
  • Lawler's
  • Trisha Tortolani Skin Care
  • C.M. Elle Studios
  • CSA Roofing, Heating & Air
  • The Bennington Napa Valley



Six of our Spiritleaders auditioned and were selected as the 2020-21 NDA (National Dance Alliance) All American Dancers! This is a very prestigious honor!

Shayley Zaccone, Lydia Mitchell, Asia Engel, Bri Gonzalez, Luiza Skowronski and Kimberly Moreno!

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Click here to play the All America Dance Video 

Newest NDA Recipient - Kimberly Moreno


Mission Statement

Teaching today’s student-dancers to become tomorrow’s healthy role models and effective leaders through proper training, hard work and service to others.

Vision Statement

To provide a positive and challenging experience. We want every dancer who leaves our program to have a passion for dance, increased confidence and leadership skills. Spiritleaders will become problem solvers,  develop time management skills and have a solid work ethic. Spiritleaders will have the ability to work well with others and develop a healthy lifestyle of dance, fitness and proper nutrition that will last a lifetime.

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Tryouts for the 2021-2022 season will take place on Saturday, June 19th 2021 in the Napa High School small gym. 

It will be a one day audition where candidates will demonstrate a series of skills and combinations they will learn throughout the day. 

All candidates who aren’t selected will receive feedback and be encouraged to join our Dance Department where they can get free training throughout the year and still be provided with performing opportunities. 

Information on how to register will be provided in the coming weeks. 

For immediate questions contact Director HJ at

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★ Current overall average team GPA is a 3.8

★ 38 National titles including International and Grand National Dance Champions

★ 2007-2016 ~ 10 consecutive National titles in the same division; small varsity pom   (1st high school team in the history of the NDA Nationals to win 10)

★ International Division Champions 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

★ Grand Champions in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2004 (highest combined pom and jazz score)

★ Letters of recognition from the White House from US Senators Barbara Boxer and Lois Wolk

★ Multiple Proclamations from Napa City Council proclaiming April 5th is Napa Spiritleader Day in Napa.

★ Certificate of Recognition presented at a Rally from Senator Bill Dodd.

Hollie Johnson; A professional dancer, choreographer and fitness competitor was also an NHS Pep Squad Alumni who went on to revamp the existing program creating the Napa High Spiritleaders and implemented the 1st ever Napa High School Dance Department in 1992 in which she teaches 200 dancers daily.  She has her Bachelors of Science in Dance and Health Science from CSU, Sacramento. She was selected as the “Who’s Who of Top Dance Director’s in the United States” and was featured in the National publication of Dance Spirit Magazine. She also received the NDA 1st ever “Excellence in Leadership” coaches award. Hollie has led her team to 38 National titles in her tenure as a coach. Hollie is also a Fitness Instructor at HealthQuest and started teaching fitness classes when she was a junior at NHS and hasn’t stopped her teaching since!

Hollie has an exceptionally talented and experienced coaching and choreography staff that are known throughout the dance world as some of the best in the country.