Ashland School Of Dance

About Our Instructors. . . .

             ANNA SCHROETER
Anna has been dancing for 8 years and has trained in ballet, lyrical, jazz, and hip hop. She has a passion for teaching dance and getting to know her students. She will be teaching the Level III Ballet & Jazz, Jr Company & Sr Company classes this dance season. Along with teaching dance Anna also works as a hair stylist.

               DESI NIEWINSKI
Desi is a junior at Northland College majoring in Chemistry and Biology. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old and graduated from Main Street School of Performing Arts with a dance endorsement. She has studied ballet, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical and pointe. She has previously taught at Saint Paul City Ballet and was a choreographer her senior year in high school. When she returns from studying abroad this fall, she will be teaching the Level III Ballet & Jazz, Jr Company & Sr Company classes with Anna. She will also teach the Adv Tap class which will start in January 2015.

             BECKY DUGGER
Becky was certified in March 2013 to teach Zumba and certified in September 2013 for Kids Zumba. She absolutely loves it! She enjoys getting people dancing and having a great time doing it! She teaches adult Zumba classes in Ashland and the Kid's Zumba classes. She will be teaching the Kids Zumba I & II classes and the Creative Movement classes on Tuesdays this dance season.

               ROSIE SMITH
Rosie is a freshman at Northland College majoring in Outdoor Education. She has been dancing since she was 3 years old and has studied ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical and contemporary styles of dance. She has previously taught and choreographed at Accent On Dance in Waukesha and Mukwonago, WI.  Rosie will be teaching the Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap, Level I Ballet & Jazz and Level II Ballet & Jazz classes on Sundays this dance season.
                                  

                CAITLIN LEDIN
Caitlin is 14 years old and is a freshman at Ashland High School.  She started teaching dance in 2012. She currently trains in ballet, jazz and tap. She really enjoys teaching kids how to dance. She will be teaching the Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap class with Isabel on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for the summer dance session. This fall Caitlin will be teaching a Creative Movement class and a Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap class with Isabel on Wednesdays. She will also teach the Int Tap on Fridays with Claire this fall.

                         ISABEL BRATLEY
Isabel is in the 7th grade at the Ashland Middle School. She started dancing at the age of 8. She will be teaching the Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap class on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with Caitlin for the summer dance session. This fall Isabel will be teaching a Creative Movement class and a Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap class with Caitlin on Wednesdays.

                 CLAIRE KARR
Claire is 16 years old and is a junior at Washburn High School. She has been dancing for 10 years and started teaching dance in 2012. She currently trains in jazz, ballet, modern, pointe and tap. She will be  teaching the Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap class and the Level I Jazz & Tap class on Mondays with Stephanie and the Int Tap on Fridays with Caitlin this dance season.

             STEPHANIE LIZAK
Stephanie is 16 and a junior at Ashland High School. She currently trains in ballet, jazz and tap. She will be  teaching the Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap class and the Level I Jazz & Tap class on Mondays with Claire this dance season.

                  SOPHIA ROOT
Sophia is 13 years old and in the 7th grade at the Ashland Middle School. She has been in dance since she was 5 years old. She will be teaching the Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap class and the Level I Ballet & Jazz class on Sundays with Rosie this dance season.

                    
AVA KARR
Ava is 14 years old and is a freshman at Washburn High School. She has been dancing since she was four years old. Ava also participated in the musical Annie in 2010-2011. This will be Ava's second year of teaching at ASOD. Ava will be teaching the Level II Ballet & Jazz class with Rosie on Sundays this dance season.

 

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