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19-20 Spiritleaders
Community Sponsors

Thank you to our community sponsors!

Gold Star Sponsors 

  • GeoVit Vineyard Services
  • Grassi & Associates
  • Kathy Kellebrew Photography
  • Ken Mays Plumbing
  • KO Performance-Functional Fitness
  • Lynn Clark
  • McDaniel Mechanical Construction, Inc.
  • Napa Valley Holistic Veterinary Services
  • Napa Valley Orthodontics
  • Silverado Cooking School
  • Soscol Auto Body
  • SyMed Corporation
  • The Dance House

Silver Sponsors

  • Cole's Chop House
  • Eric A. Perez, DDS
  • Filippi's Pizza Grotto
  • Lawler's Liquors
  • R & S Supply Company
  • Sal the Flower Guy
  • Seniye Huang
  • Silverado Dental Care
  • Sweet Straw
  • The Hide and Leather House

Bronze Sponsors 

  • Teresa Bear
  • Boho Lifestyle
  • Sharon Burns
  • Harold & Kay Doughty
  • Clint Holdsworth
  • IMD Graphics
  • Larsen Eye Group
  • Napa Pediatric Dentistry
  • Jan & Teresa Olsen
  • David Steadman & Sara McClure
  • The Bennington Napa Valley
  • Whirlwind Blow Dry Lounge
Mission Statement

Teaching our Spiritleaders to become accomplished artists, 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 Spiritleader 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. 

Stay Connected

For the most up to date information on our upcoming events follow us on our instagram accounts: @nhsspiritleaders    @nhsdancedept

Annual Spring Performance


Dance flyer


Friday, April 28th @ 7pm - Click here to purchase your tickets!

Saturday, April 29th @ 7pm - Click here to purchase your tickets!

Sunday, April 30th @ 2pm - Click here to purchase your tickets!


Future Shows:

  • Student Works Showcase:
    • Friday June 2nd, 2023

Mandatory Spiritleader Candidate and Parent meeting for the 2023- 2024 season on Thursday, May 11th at 6:30pm to 7:15pm in the F1 dance classroom.

2023-2024 Spiritleader Tryouts; Saturday June 3rd 10:00am small gym.

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★ Current overall average team GPA is a 3.8

★ 39 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.

Spiritleader and Dance Department Director

Hollie Johnson;  “HJ” Created the Napa High Spiritleaders and implemented the 1st ever Napa High School Dance Department in 1992. 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 39 National titles in her tenure as a coach. 

Spiritleader Head Coach, Dance Department Teacher 

Rylee Pippert; “Coach P” a Spiritleader alumni who is a 6 time national dance champion. Rylee went on to earn her dance degree at the University of Hawaii Manoa where she was also a member of their collegiate dance team. Besides the position of Head Coach she has been the teams competition choreographer and lead choreographer in the NHS Dance Department. Coach P is also a lead teacher at The Dance House Napa studio. 

NHS has a full coaching staff filled with extremely talented and experienced coaches and world class choreographers who will assist in the training of the Spiritleaders!