Corrie fell in love with dance at the age of 3, and has now dedicated herself to the art of teaching. Her dance experience includes a lifetime of classes, local competitions and workshops, high school dance team, and touring as a backup dancer for national recording artist Mulberry Lane. Corrie has a bachelor's degree from University of Nebraska, more than 10 years of teaching experience, and is a member of the Omaha Dance Teachers Association. She continues to expand her knowledge in the field and is constantly learning new dance and teaching styles. She recently helped SDA become the only studio in Nebraska to be certified through Acrobatic Arts, the only professional curriculum for acrobatic dance. Corrie hopes to continue to make STARS a fun place for kids to learn and grow as dancers!
Chloe has been part of SDA since 2003, and has been a vital part of our family since day one. While in high school, she juggled taking every Senior Line class she could, participating in her high school dance team, and performing in every school musical. She is also an accomplished musician, performing drums and vocals with School of Rock for many years. Though she's a well-rounded dancer and teacher, Chloe's experience in music makes her an exceptional tapper! Chloe started assisting teachers in our dance classes when she was 12, has been an official member of our teaching faculty for four years, and is the head coach for the Roncalli High School dance team. She loves being in the studio sharing her passion for dance with her students, and we feel very lucky to have her sharing her performance expertise and love for dance!
Crystian has been dancing and performing with STARS since 2005. Since she was little, she has taken her craft very seriously- a trait that made her an amazing technician and one that she now passes on to her students. She has transitioned from student to assistant teacher, to captain of her high school dance team, and now is blowing us away in her fourth year teaching with us. Her other passion is riding horses, and she still regularly competes and takes home top honors at regional and national competitions. Crystian is currently pursuing her degree in business at UNO, getting to the stables every chance she gets, and teaching the next generation of dancers at SDA!
Lindsay fell in love with dancing at the age of two. She danced, competed and taught classes until she graduated high school, and though she took a few years off to pursue other passions and start a family, she never lost her love of dance. She's excited to be back in the studio for her third year as our office manager and beloved teacher. Lindsay is very excited for the opportunity to work with the students and teachers at STARS, and the feeling is mutual!
Kayla has been a key member of STARS since before we opened our doors. After high school, where in addition to teaching and competing at SDA she was a member of Papillion La-Vista dance team that often took home top honors and awards, she earned her BFA in dance from Stephens College and since then she has worked professionally in many productions and was a member of 940 Dance Company in Kansas City. Kayla has continued teaching classes in her time off from performing and we're proud to have this exceptionally talented dancer and teacher at SDA! Kayla is busy keeping up with her daughter, Addy, but can be seen in and out of the studio in her off hours.
Mary Ann is a former Miss Dance of Mid-America (Dance Masters of America Organization). She has continuously trained in dance for over 30 years. Mary Ann's students and choreography consistently take home top awards at local and regional competitions including a "Highest Scoring Overall" trophy from Dance Olympus Regionals in Kansas City. Mary Ann is committed to provide a learning environment at STARS that builds self-esteem, teamwork, and artistic appreciation.