Ashland School Of Dance

About Our Instructors. . . .

              DESI NIEWINSKI
Desi is a senior at Northland College majoring in Chemistry and Biology. This is Desi's third year teaching at ASOD. 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. She will be teaching our 4 day workshops this summer and this fall she'll teach the Level III Ballet & Jazz, Jr Company & Sr Company classes and Adv Tap.

             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 & III classes on Tuesdays this fall.

                CAITLIN LEDIN
Caitlin is 15 years old and will be a sophomore 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. This fall Caitlin will be teaching Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap and the Level II Ballet & Jazz classes on Wednesdays with Isabel.

                         ISABEL BRATLEY
Isabel will be in the 8th grade at the Ashland Middle School. She started dancing at the age of 8. This fall Isabel will be teaching Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap, and the Level II Ballet & Jazz classes on Wednesdays with Caitlin.

                 CLAIRE KARR
Claire is 17 years old and will be a senior at Washburn High School. She has been dancing for 11 years and started teaching dance in 2012. She currently trains in jazz, ballet, modern, pointe and tap. This fall Claire will be teaching Level I Jazz & Tap and the Int Tap class on Thursdays with Stephanie.

                  SOPHIA ROOT
Sophia is 14 years old and will be in 8th grade at the Ashland Middle School. She has been in dance since she was 5 years old. This fall Sophia will be teaching a Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap and the Level I Ballet & Jazz class on Sundays with Eliza.

              ELIZA MUNDT
Eliza is 14 and homeschooled. She has been dancing for 8 years. This fall Eliza will be teaching  a Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap class and the Level I Ballet & Jazz class on Sundays with Sophia.   

            STEPHANIE LIZAK
Stephanie is 17 and a junior at Ashland High School. She currently trains in ballet, jazz and tap. This fall Stephanie will be teaching Level I Jazz/Tap and Int Tap on Thursdays with Claire Karr. 

                    
AVA KARR
Ava is 15 years old and is a freshman at Washburn High School. She has been dancing since she was four years old; this fall will be her 3rd year in Sr Company. This fall Ava will be assisting Desi with Level III on Tuesdays. This will be Ava's third year of teaching at ASOD. 

           MARYAH CADOTTE
Maryah is 17 years old and will be a senior at Ashland High School. This fall Maryah will be teaching the Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap classes on Sundays with Mabel.

               MABEL COOPER
Mabel is 15 years old and is a freshman at Washburn High School. This fall Mabel will be teaching the Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap classes on Sundays with Maryah.

                 LILY MILLER
Lily will be a 5th grader at the Lake Superior Intermediate School. This will be Lily's second year of assisting. She's been dancing since the age of 3.  This fall Lily will be teaching the Creative Movement class on Mondays and assisting Becky with the Zumba I class on Tuesdays.

             NORA DUGGER
Nora will be a 5th grader at the Lake Superior Intermediate School. This will be Nora's second year of assisting.This fall Nora will assist Becky with the Zumba I class on Tuesdays.

 

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