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

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

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
Becky Dance Instructor at Karen's Dance Studio

Becky

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.

Michelle

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.

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

Katy

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 where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. During her time at Stephens,  . . . Read more.

Jessica

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
Mallory Dance Instructor at Karen's Dance Studio

Mallory

Miss Mallory began her dance journey at the age of three at Melinda Leigh Preforming Arts Center . . . Read more.

Angela

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

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

Kennedy

Kennedy started dancing at the age of three, refusing to do any other style of dance but ballet for 7 years . . . Read more.

Dani Dance Instructor at Karen's Dance Studio

Dani

Miss Dani started dancing at the age of 4, taking tap, jazz, hip hop, production, and lyrical classes. . . Read more.

Bekah

Miss Bekah began dancing at age 4 in Apple Valley, California . . . Read more.

Bekah Dance Instructor at Karen's Dance Studio
Katie Dance Instructor at Karen's Dance Studio

Katie

Miss Katie . . . Read more.

Autumn

Miss Autumn began singing at a young age in her church choir and knew that music would always be a big part of her life . . . Read more.

Tanner

Mr Tanner is a Senior Vocal Performance Major at MSSU from Joplin, MO . . . Read more.