Teachers

 

“Some people dream their whole lives to meet their favorite dancers, We teach ours.”

Becky Phillips

 

Becky Phillips, Owner, Married; mother of two boys and two girls. Becky is an Accredited Member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin and Chicago National Association of Dance Masters by examination to teach. Becky is on the Dance Masters of Wisconsin Board of Directors and serves as Treasurer. She also chairs and serves on many committees for Dance Masters of Wisconsin. She began dancing in 1983 and has been teaching since 1990. Becky’s entire family has been involved with the dance studio through the years. She enjoys directing the studio dance competition team. Becky and her husband, Troy have also owned and operated TNR Heating & Cooling since 1998. Troy has been working backstage at rehearsals and recitals since 1993 and supports Becky with the studio on a daily basis. Becky looks forward to getting to know you and your child and the opportunity to share the art of dance with your family!
Heather Sullivan Heather Sullivan, married; mother of one boy. Heather has been dancing since 1986 and teaching since 1998. Heather is an Accredited Member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin by examination to teach. She enjoys attending dance conventions throughout the year and serving on committees for the governing board. She has choreographed and taught many award winning routines for our competition team. She has performed in musical theater productions throughout southeast Wisconsin including 42nd Street, Pippin and Guys & Dolls. Heather has been very involved with the community through the studio leading workshops for local schools and other organizations. Heather and her husband, Mike enjoy spending family time with their son, Christian. Mike has been involved with the studio helping at parades, rehearsals and recitals for many years.

Kathleen Casey
Kathleen Casey has been dancing since 1996 and started teaching in 2005. Kathleen is an Accredited Member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin by examination to teach. She enjoys attending Dance Masters of Wisconsin’s dance conventions regularly. Kathleen has choreographed and taught many award winning routines for our Competition Team. Kathleen graduated from UW Whitewater with a bachelor in psychology and a minor in dance. While at Whitewater, she performed with “Dance Scapes” and “ECC” working with many talented students and professional choreographers. She performed with the Good Company in “42nd Street”, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, and in the James Sewell production of “Amahl and The Night Visitors”. In addition to teaching dance classes, Kathleen is a supervisor at Marshall’s in Middleton.
Evan Faculty 2015Evan Knutson
Evan Knutson has been teaching since 2005 and started dancing in 1998. Evan is an Accredited Member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin by examination to teach and continues his dance education by attending dance conventions throughout the year. Evan has also taught several Hip Hop classes at the Dance masters of Wisconsin members/teacher workshops. As one of our competition team instructors, Evan has choreographed many award winning routines. Evan’s most recent work includes performing and choreographing with Sparrow Dance Company  for their Halloween  Special Voodoo Visions. Evan’s up and coming work includes choreographing as a board member for Chapel on the Hill’s Theatre Camp and choreographing/performing in Sparrow Dance Company’s Classic Rock in July.
20140508_113529Ashleigh Hanus
Ashleigh Hanus has been dancing since 2004 and began teaching in 2013. Ashleigh is an Accredited Member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin by examination to teach and continues her education by attending dance conventions throughout the year.  Ashleigh has choreographed award winning routines for our Competition Team as one of our Team Instructors. She was 2nd runner up to Miss Dance Masters of WI in 2015 and has won many top awards and scholarships. Ashleigh spends her days working at Dunkin Donuts. She enjoys sharing her love for dance with our students through teaching!
20160511_172952 Madeline Rotzoll
Madeline Rotzoll has been dancing with us since 2007 began teaching in 2015. Madeline is an Accredited Member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin by examination to teach and continues her education by attending dance conventions throughout the year. Madeline has been on our competition team since 2012 and has won many top score and overall awards. Madeline is a certified life guard and swim instructor with Janesville Leisure Services and works with many community events. Madeline is a very talented dancer and instructor. She enjoys sharing her love and passion for dance with our students.

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Kenni Koehler

Kenni Koehler has been dancing since 1995 and started teaching in 2009. We are pleased to have Kenni as part of our teaching staff and dance family. Kenni is an Accredited Member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin by examination to teach in all three primary subjects of Ballet, Tap and Jazz. Kenni continues her education by attending dance conventions throughout the year. As one of our competition team instructors, Kenni has choreographed and taught award winning routines. She had the opportunity to choreograph for “ECC” Whitewater in 2015. She is proud to be involved with the community helping with many events in the Janesville and Milton school districts as well as special events and parades. Kenni spends her days working with children in the Janesville School District. She is excited to have the opportunity to teach your child, sharing her love and passion for dance!

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