Ms. Paytience has been with Villa West for 10+ years and counting. She started her journey on the acrobatic gymnastic team where she was one of our first athletes to attend a USAG National competition. From there she was determined to also be a part of our competitive dance program and is currently teaching recreational classes and helping coach athletes on the Villa West competitive teams. Ms. Paytience who was born and raised in Union, Mo took her skills learned at Villa West to become the choreographer for the UHS dance team her senior year of high school and has continued that position. Recently graduating from Webster University with a major in Psychology, a minor in dance and a certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy. Ms. Paytience looks forward to continuing her education and getting her maters degree in Expressive Arts Therapy, using her education to give back to her community. She has recently accepted a job at Compass Health Network as an Integrated Health Specialist in the children’s division. Throughout the past few years Ms. Paytience has become a USA Gymnastics and MSHSAA professional member and coach, along with a Youth Protection Advocate in Dance participant. Each of these titles requiring multiple hours of training, testing and recertification. When not at the studio Ms. Paytience is usually spending time with her family and taking on another title of dog mom.