Cara is originally from Lake County, Illinois and is an alumna at The Illinois Institute of Art and College of Lake County. She has her Bachelor's degree in Business Management and certified instructor in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access. When she's not behind a computer, she enjoys spending time with her family, seeing movies and cuddling with her cats, Thor and Loki. Stop by the front desk and say hello to Cara!
DANCE DIRECTOR: Michael Blanc
INSTRUCTOR: Brian Garvey
Brian has been dancing since the age of 12, competing as a teenager in International Championships. He competes professionally in both Ballroom and Latin dancing, and has been a certified professional instructor under the DVIDA syllabus at Celebrity Dance Studio for over 10 years. He recently placed 3rd in a top teacher competition at The Windy City Open DanceSport Championship.
INSTRUCTOR: Taylor Lovstad
Taylor started dancing at the age of 5, taking hip hop classes and some ballet. Throughout middle school and high school she was involved in show choir, making her excel in the performing aspect of dance. Taylor has been a certified instructor under the DVIDA syllabus for over 5 years as well as being one of the pole fitness instructors. She is an excellent instructor and her humor and wit make her a wonderful person to be around! Stop by and say hello to Taylor!
INSTRUCTOR: Kyle Rath
Kyle has been dancing and performing since his childhood. Throughout grade school, middle school and high school, he was deeply involved with the arts, performing in numerous theatre, choir and band performances. He attended Valparaiso University studying Music Education and Triton College focusing on Graphic Design/Visual Communications. During his time at Valparaiso, Kyle became involved with the competitive ballroom dance team and went on to place in several competitions. Kyle is now a certified dance instructor under the DVIDA syllabus. He loves music theory, puns, and bringing the benefits of dance to all of his students!
INSTRUCTOR: Liz Awotwi
Liz has been dancing since age 10, starting out with jazz, ballet, and contemporary. She continued studying dance throughout college, joining the dance team, and even earned a Minor in Dance. She recently picked up Ballroom, joined Celebrity's team in 2016, and has loved it ever since! With dance as her passion, she enjoys being able to share the art with students (especially new ones!).