Faculty

“Our staff is comprised of exceptionally trained and experienced teachers. Each teacher is not only working to educate our students, but is also currently performing and/or choreographing and directing professionally. They bring that expertise into each class with enthusiasm, patience and extremely high standards. Thank you for sharing your children with us!” Brenda Didier*-Artistic Director                                                                                                                                                         

*Chicago Joseph Jefferson (the “Jeffs”) Award Winning Director & Choreographer, recipient of numerous awards including the National Youth Theatre Choreography Award, Chicago’s Broadway World Fan Favorite Awards in Direction & Choreography, Chicago Sun Times’ Best of Dance lists for Choreography and the 2018 Recipient of the Guy Adkins Award for the Advancement of Musical Theatre in Chicago.

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Brenda Didier
Artistic Director
Musical Theatre Senior, Pre-Professional, Desk host, LAD Ensemble Director

 

Jordan Beyler
Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz

Christina Bushala
Substitute Instructor

 

Chris Carter
Substitute Instructor, Guest Choreographer

 

Clayton Cross
Ballet, Modern, LAD Ensemble Director

 

Morgan Cutler
Ballet, Basic Ballet, Pre-Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, LAD Ensemble Choreographer, Desk host

 

Annie Jo Fischer
Tap, LAD Ensemble Choreographer

Felecia Hubbard
Hip Hop, LAD Ensemble Choreographer

 

Kate Khorolinsky
Ballet & Pointe

 

Tiffany Krause
Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz,  Pre-Ballet, Pointe, Leaps & Turns, LAD Ensemble Director

 

Nikki Lazzaretto
Substitute Instructor

Marchello Lee
Hip Hop

Shannon Mulvey
Lyrical, Pre-Ballet, Ballet

Allie Meyer 
Substitute Instructor

Devon Perri
Hip Hop & Tap

Jordan Reinwald
Summer Acro for Dancers

Pablo Sánchez 
Substitute instructor

Jenna Schoppe
Tap & Musical Theatre Substitute Instructor

Deborah Silvers
Ballet, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Basic Ballet, LAD Ensemble Choreographer, Desk Host, Executive Director

Kristy White
Ballet, Jazz, Leaps & Turns, Dance Team Technique, LAD Ensemble Director

Accompanists


Nicholas J. Ugo
Modern/Hip Hop
percussionist


Chris Paquette

Modern/Hip Hop percussionist


Kenneth McMullen
Ballet/Pointe Pianist

Office Staff

Ivi Dillard
Front Desk

Annie Goldstein
Social Media manager

Frank Roberts
Desk host, Company Props Manager, Recital Technical Director

Andrew Waters
Desk host, Recital Production Manager, Substitute Instructor