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Meet Our Instructors

Ami Yaro

Ami M Yaro

Owner/ Dance Instructor
Education: BA with honors in Dance and English from the University of Iowa

Year Joined: 2009

Classes Taught:  Pro 1 Ballet, Pro 2 Ballet, Pro 3 Ballet, Pro 3 Modern, Pro 3 Pointe, Pro 4 Ballet, Pro 4 Pointe, Pro 4/5 Ballet, Pro 4/5 Modern, Pro 4/5 Pointe, Pro 4/5 Pilates, Pro 5 Ballet, Pro 5 Pointe, Pro 5 Variations, Competition Team.

Meredith Stroot

Dance Instructor
Education: BS with honors in Elementary Education and a Minor in Dance from Iowa State University

Year Joined: 2009

Classes Taught: Pre-Ballet, Creative Movement, Kindercombo, Lyrical, Wee Dance

Emily Weber

Dance Instructor

Education: MS in Kinesiology from Sam Houston State University, BA in Dance from the University of Iowa

Year Joined: 2012

Classes Taught: Intermediate Ballet, Pro 2 Modern, Pro 2 Ballet, Pro 4 Ballet, Pro 4 Pointe, Progressing Ballet Technique

Danielle Anspach

Dance Instructor

Year Joined: 2015

Classes Taught:  Beginning Tap, Intermediate/Advanced Tap

Anna Moon

Dance Instructor

Year Joined: 2019

Classes Taught: Jazz/Acro

Brett Machamer

Dance Instructor

Year Joined: 2019

Classes Taught: Kindercombo, Preballet, Creative Movement

Abby Cusick

Renee Castonguay

Dance Instructor

Year Joined: 2021

Classes Taught: Beginning & Intermediate Ballet

Dr. Molly Faulkner

Guest Instructor

Education: Ph.D. from Texas Women’s University, MFA from the University of Iowa, BFA from University of Arizona

Year Joined: 2021

Classes Taught: Ballet

Hattie McConnell

Guest Instructor
Education: BA in Dance from University of Arizona

Year Joined: 2015

Classes Taught: Competition Team Intensive

Sydney Markert 

Guest Instructor
Education: BFA summa cum laude in Dance from the University of Arizona, Tucson

Year Joined: 2018

Classes Taught: Competition Team Intensive: Contemporary, Jazz, Improv, Musical Theater

Dasha Waldemer

Guest Instructor

Education: Houston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Colorado Ballet

Year Joined: 2019

Classes Taught: Ballet, Variations, Contemporary

Dora Novak

Guest Instructor

Education: SUNY Purchase Dance Conservatory

Year Joined: 2021

Classes Taught: Modern, Improv, Composition