Our Instructors & Staff

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.


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.


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.


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.


Dance Instructor

Miss Jennifer  . . . Read more.


Dance Instructor

Miss Holly . . . Read more.


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.


Dance Instructor

Miss Christine is a native New Englander and began dancing at age 9 under the direction of Terri Gordon at Mass Motion Dance…..Read more.


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.


Dance Instructor

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


Dance Instructor

Miss Kelli. . . Read more.


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.


Dance Instructor

Miss Amanda is a Joplin Mo native.  She is married with 2 children and 2 dogs.  She danced studios throughout Oklahoma and Missouri from age 2 through 16 . . . Read more.


Front Desk

Miss Sophia. . . Read more.


Vocal/Piano Instruction

Mr Joseph . . . Read more.