The staff attends numerous regional and national dance clinics and conventions throughout the year to advance their skills and bring the students the latest in dance, technique, and stretching.
For the 2017/18 dance year, we will be adding new classes and will be seeking additional teachers in the areas of Ballet/technique, Acro, Hip Hop, Recreation and Competition Instructors. We are also looking for sub teachers. For information on teaching positions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jocelyn Walberg McCann
B.S. Degree in Education from SCSU, Master Degree in Spec. Ed.
29 years of dance background, Competition Dancer Royal Dance
Former SCSU Dance Team Member
Former BHS Dance Team Captain
Dance Team Coach, Middle School & High School
14 years Dance Instructor
Jena Walberg Ricci
Aveda graduate. 27 years of dance background, Competition Dancer Royal Dance, Former BHS Team Member/Choreographer
Dance Team Coach
Choreographer for Dance/Pageants
12 years Dance Instructor
B.S. Degree in Education from SCSU
28 years dance background, Competition Dancer Stage Door
Former BHS Comp. Squad member
Dance Team Coach for Middle School & High School
12 years dance Instructor
B.S. Degree Nursing/Dance from WSU
24 years of dance background, Competition Dancer Royal Dance
Former WSU Dance Team member
Former BHS Dance Team Captain
Dance Team Coach High School, Dance Instructor 6 years
25 years of dance training, Competition dancer Stage Door
BHS Dance Team Captain
NDSU Dance Team member/Choreographer
Dance instructor – 10 years
Dance Team Coach – High School
15 years of dance in jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, Musical Theatre, ballet, Hip Hop, and Modern. Past Member of the SLP High School Varsity Dance Team. Past member of Winona State University Dance team. Graduate of Winona S.U. with degrees in Public Relations and Dance.
Instructor of Ages 2 – 18, recreation and competition
B.A. Degree from Winona S.U.
25 years of dance background in various disciplines.
Performed with the Minnesota Conservator for the
Arts in various productions including The Nutcracker and Cinderella.
Prior member of Larkin Dance Studio Competition Team
10 years Dance experience. Past Competition dancer at ASD Jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, production, Musical Theater. Varsity member of her High School Dance Team and All State, her Senior Year Past High School Dance Team Coach. Will teach Competition Teams and recreation classes as well as at the Front desk.
Mikala Madsen Instructor
Mikala has had many years of dance in jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, Musical Theatre, ballet, and Pointe. Prior member of ASD Competition Team. Currently attending college to receive her nursing degree. Mikala teaches recreational classes as well as working at our front desk. This is her 3rd year of teaching at ASD.
Jordan Reichel Instructor
Jordan has been dancing for 16 years in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, hip hop & more. She was a multi National Champion Soloist and duet dancer at ASD. She received dance scholarships, judge choice awards, Exceptional Skills awards and specialized training. She was a 4 year varsity dance team member, choreographer and Captain of the Andover Dance team as well as being chosen All Conference and All State. She currently is a Sophomore at the U of M where she is a member of their Premier Dance Team.
Guest Choreographers/Instructors: Chelsea Banken, Luke Elm-Olson, Chris Waldorf, Alyssa Ness, Kayla Biegler, Angel Eggerichs