It is often times easier for me to receive email questions versus phone as dance doesn’t have schedules consistent with normal business hours and when at the studio, we are normally in the midst of teaching.
Miss Sheri has taught dance in and around Glen Ellyn for over 10 years to people of all ages. She has extensive dance training from teachers with all kinds of different approaches.
Miss Sheri is a native to Glen Ellyn and a former Glen Crest Spartanette and Glenbard South Raiderette receiving 2nd in State in 1998.
Attending Millikin University and Indiana University, Miss Sheri has gotten to dance with performers from CATS, Stomp, IU’s African American Dance Company, and many well known choreographers. During the summers, she took part in dance intensives with Hubbard Street and River North Dance Company and was part of IU’s Swing Dance Club.
Jared is a graduate of Elon University in North Carolina, graduating with a BFA in Music Theatre. Jared has performed in numerous plays, musicals and dance performances in this area and beyond. He performed in the national tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot and in Music Man at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. He has just finished performing in Hello Dolly at Drury Lane and is on to starring in other upcoming shows soon!
At SDPS, Jared is teaching several weekly classes at SDPS this year as well as working with the SDPS Competition Team. He occassionally leads the very fun, Glow In The Dark Zumba as well as Musical Theatre workshops coordinating with the shows he is in so young people can learn some of the actual steps!
Stephanie is a graduate from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a BFA in musical theatre performance and a minor in dance! Stephanie has been dancing her entire life, starting with competition dance in her youth and then onto collegiate level classes later in life. For the last four summers, she has taught choreography to kids in Grand Lake, CO in their Youth Theatre program. She has been a performer with Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in Colorado, Theo Ubique Theatre in Chicago, and Drury Lane Theatre just outside of Chicago. She also loves writing songs, playing guitar, and running races for fun!
Stephanie will be teaching Pre-ballet/Fairytale Dance, 2Tu Dance, Kindergarten Ballet/Tap, Pre-Ballet Tap and Hip Hop/Funk I/II and she couldn’t be more thrilled!
Alanna started dancing at the age of fifteen. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelors of fine arts with an emphasis in dance performance. At NIU she had extensive training under Autumn Eckman, Paula Frasz, and Judith Chitwood. She has currently continued her training by being on scholarship and work study at Visceral Dance Center under Nick Pupillo. Performances over the years include, Von Heidecke Dance Center’s Nutcracker, Dance Chicago 2013, DanceWorks “DanceBytes”, DanszLoop Chicago’s “Plays and Dances”, and will be performing with the Lyric Opera next spring. Alanna has received numerous awards and scholarships over the past year including, Northern Illinois University Dance Service Award, Inaside Chicago Dance Partial Scholarship, Rene LeBeau Scholarship, and the Music Boosters Fine Arts Scholarship. She is excited to continue her teaching career working with young children and watch them grow as dancers.
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