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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: BA in Dance from the University of Iowa

Year Joined: 2012

Classes Taught: Beginning Ballet, Pro 2 Modern, Pro 2 Ballet

Jill Kragie

Dance Instructor
Year Joined: 2009

Classes Taught:  Beginning Ballet, Beginning Jazz, Beginning Tap, Intermediate/Advanced Tap

Danielle Anspach

Dance Instructor

Year Joined: 2015

Classes Taught:  Beginning Tap, Intermediate/Advanced Tap

Taylor Coakley

Dance Instructor

Education: Bachelors of Science

Year Joined: 2019

Classes Taught: Kindercombo, Preballet, Creative Movement

Maria Pomerleau

Guest Instructor
Education: Masters In Business Administration

Year Joined: 2010

Classes Taught: Competitive Team Summer Intensive

Katherine Eppink

Guest Instructor
Education: BFA in Ballet from University of Utah

Year Joined: 2017

Classes Taught: Pro 3-5 Jazz/Contemporary Summer Intensive

Maddie Pals

Guest Instructor

Education: BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona

Year Joined: 2019

Classes Taught: Pro 3-5 Jazz/Contemporary Summer Intensive

Dasha Waldemer

Guest Instructor

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

Year Joined: 2019

Classes Taught: Ballet, Variations, Contemporary

Anna Moon

Guest Instructor

Year Joined: 2019

Classes Taught: Summer Intensive 2019