Teachers

 

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

 

Becky Phillips

 

Becky Phillips, Owner/Director
Becky and her husband, Troy have five children; Brandon (wife Ashley), Theresa (grandaughter Ciearra, Meghan, Nathan and Kenni (who was welcomed into their family by legal adoption in 2018). Becky is an Accredited Member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Inc. and Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Inc. 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, Inc. 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. Troy have also owned and operated TNR Heating & Cooling since 1998. He 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!
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Kenni works for the studio full time as our Assistant Director. She has been dancing since 1995 and started teaching in 2009. Kenni is an Accredited Member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Inc. by examination to teach. She continues her education by attending dance conventions throughout the year and serves on committees for the governing board. As our assistant director, Kenni heads up the competition team and has choreographed and taught many top score and award winning routines. She had the opportunity to choreograph for the Emergent Choreographers Concert at Whitewater in 2015. Most recently she has taught Master classes in the Chicago area. Kenni is a certified Zumba instructor and is excited to bring another form of dance to the studio. She is proud to be involved with the community helping with many local events in the Janesville and Milton school districts as well as special events, LaborFest and many parades. She is honored to have the opportunity to teach kids and share her love and passion for dance!


Heather Sullivan
Heather Sullivan
Heather and her husband Mike have 2 boys; Christian (2) and Lochlan (1). They are excited to announce that they are expecting their first biological baby November 10th, 2018. Heather has been dancing since 1986 and teaching since 1998. Heather is an Accredited Member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin by examination to teach in core competencies. She attends dance conventions throughout the year to continue her education in dance and teaching. Heather has enjoyed serving on committees for the governing board of Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Inc. She also had the opportunity to teach at the March, 2018 Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Inc. She has choreographed and taught many award winning routines for our competition team over the years. Heather and Mike will be busy with 3 kids under the age of 2 1/2! Heather looks forward to dancing with you again in the future!
Katheen Casey
Kathleen Casey
Kathleen has been dancing since 1996 and started teaching in 2005. Kathleen is an Accredited Member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin by examination to teach in core competencies. 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 as well as a James Sewell production. In addition to teaching dance classes, Kathleen is a supervisor at Marshall’s in Middleton.
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Evan Knutson
Evan has been teaching since 2005 and started dancing with us 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, Inc. 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 of Burlington in their shows “Wisdom, Justice & Love” and “Journeys”. He is also choreographing children’s shows with Chapel on the Hill in Lake Geneva. Evan enjoys working with our dancers!
20140508_113529 Ashleigh Hanus
Ashleigh Hanus
Ashleigh has been dancing since 2004 and began teaching in 2013. Ashleigh is an Accredited Member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Inc. by examination to teach in core competencies 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. She enjoyed competing in the adult teacher category in Spring 2018 earning a double platinum award. Ashleigh spends her days working full time at Target. She enjoys sharing her love for dance with our students through teaching!

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Madeline Rotzoll

 

Madeline Rotzoll 
Madeline has been dancing with us since 2007 began teaching in 2015. Madeline is an Accredited Member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Inc. by examination to teach and continues her education by attending dance conventions throughout the year. Madeline has been on our competition team 2012-2017 and 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. She is a sophomore at UW Whitewater. Madeline is a very talented dancer and instructor. She enjoys sharing her love and passion for dance with our students.
Meghan Phillips
Meghan has been dancing with us since 2003 and began teaching in 2017. Meghan working toward taking her exams with Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Inc. She enjoys attending dance conventions throughout the year to continue her education as a dancer and teacher. Meghan has been a member of our competition team since 2008 and has earned many top awards and judges choice awards for her routines. She has been involved with the community helping with local events through the dance studio. Meghan is a full time Sophomore student at UW Rock County. In addition to teaching dance, Meghan works at Mac’s Pizza Shack and Nanny’s for a family of 3 boys.
                                                       She enjoys sharing her love for dance with our students through teaching!
Aimee Hanus
Aimee has been dancing with us since 2003 began teaching in 2017. She is working toward her certification as an Accredited Member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Inc. by examination to teach. She enjoys attending DMW dance conventions throughout the year. She has been a member of our competition team since 2011. She stays involved with the local community through the studio volunteering time at dance workshops for local schools and other organizations. In addition to teaching dance, Aimee works at Culver’s and is a Nanny for Heather’s 2 boys.
                                                     Aimee is excited to dance with your child this year!
Aleczandria Hanus
Miss Z has been dancing with us since 2006 began teaching in 2018. She has been an Assistant Teacher for several years and began subbing classes in 2017. She is working toward her certification as an Accredited Member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Inc. by examination to teach. She enjoys attending DMW dance conventions throughout the year. She has been a member of our competition team since 2011. Miss Z stays involved with the local community through the studio volunteering time at dance workshops for local schools and other organizations. She is a High School Sophomore and works at Culver’s in addition to teaching dance.
                                                    Miss Z looks forward to sharing dance with your child this year!

 

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