INSTRUCTORS

Our Instructors

From performing shows across the country to studying under world-class dancers, our teachers have racked up many impressive accolades along the way. All of our instructors have at least 5 years of teaching experience and use our uniquely designed curriculum.

Nicole Dance Instructor at Karen's Dance Studio

Nicole

Owner/Director of Karen’s Dance Studio

Nicole (Karen’s daughter) grew up dancing under her Mom’s instruction at Karen’s Dance Studio studying the Cecchetti method of ballet, as well as pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical and acrobatics . . . Read more.

Rebecca

Dance Instructor/PreK Coordinator/Co-Competition Coordinator

Miss Rebecca began dancing at Karen’s Dance Studio at the age of 5. Under the instruction of Miss Karen, she studied ballet, pointe, jazz, tap and the Cecchetti method of ballet in which she has passed levels I – V . . . Read more.

Rebecca Dance Instructor at Karen's Dance Studio
Michelle Dance Instructor at Karen's Dance Studio

Michelle

Dance Instructor/Office Manager/Co-Competition Coordinator

Miss Michelle began dancing when she was 3 years old under the direction of Cherie Lawson in Pittsburg, KS. She has trained in the Cecchetti method of Ballet, as well as, Tap, Jazz, contemporary, and Pointe . . . Read more.

Becky

Dance Instructor

Miss Becky began dancing at the age of 9 in her hometown of Avondale, AZ, from Take Five Dance Academy. She studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical/Modern and Pointe . . . Read more.

Becky Dance Instructor at Karen's Dance Studio

Kathryn

Dance Instructor

Miss Kathryn  . . . Read more.

Jessica

Dance Instructor

Jessica moved to the area in July of 2012 to pursue a career in broadcast Meteorology. She is originally from Florida where she received an Associate of Science in Dance from Florida School of the Arts . . . Read more.

Jessica Dance Instructor at Karen's Dance Studio

Morgan

Dance Instructor

Miss Morgan began dancing at the age of 2 in her hometown of Republic, MO, at Tiffany’s Performing Arts Studio where she trained for 15 years and competed for 13 years. She studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Lyrical/Contemporary, and Tumbling…..Read more.

Angela

Dance Instructor

In 1961 Angela began her dance training under Jane Benson, Webb City. She has also trained under Fernando Schaffenberg, Pau Draper, and Gus Giordano. Angela was Miss Dance in 1972, representing Dance Masters of America . . . Read more.

Angela Dance Instructor at Karen's Dance Studio
Josh Dance Instructor at Karen's Dance Studio

Josh

Dance Instructor

Josh has attained numerous performance and choreography acclamations over the last several years. . . Read more.

Josie

Dance Instructor

Miss Josie began dancing at Karen’s Dance Studio when she was 7 years old under the instruction of Miss Karen and Miss Nicole. At KDS she learned her love for dance and her love to help others dance. She began assisting classes when she was 12 years old. . . Read more.

Katie Dance Instructor at Karen's Dance Studio

Katie

Dance Instructor

Miss Katie has been dancing since she was 2 years old and began dancing at Karen’s Dance Studio in 2011. Since 2012 she has been assisting dance classes and soon began dancing competitively as well. After years of assisting and substitute teaching. . . Read more.

Katy

Dance Instructor

Miss Katy began dancing at the age of three under direction of Karen Drouin. She has always had a love and passion for dance. Katy is a graduate of Stephens College . . . Read more.

Katy Dance Instructor at Karen's Dance Studio

Biz

Front Desk

Biz. . . Read more.

Stacey

Vocal/Piano Instruction

Miss Stacey . . . Read more.

Joseph

Vocal/Piano Instruction

Joseph . . . Read more.