Owner, Performer, Choreographer and Accomplished Dance Instructor, began her professional dancing and teaching career over thirty years ago.
While teaching for a national dance studio, Ann became fully accredited to teach all levels of dance curriculum. Ann is a first place professional competitor, competing regionally and nationally. Additionally, she has been consistently voted one of the top instructors, and Celebrity Dance Studio as one of the top studios in the region. Ann's unique teaching style and creative choreography has earned many of her competitive students first place finishes. Her desire to share the thrill of dance is exhibited in her community outreach. Such as, educating school aged children in ballroom dance at many area public and private schools, performing dance exhibitions at many numerous charity events, and working with many Chamber of Commerce special functions.
Dance is not just a career for Ann. She believes dancing is one of the greatest social tools you can use in life by increasing self-confidence while at the same time having fun. Whether Ann is teaching a student basic, intermediate, advance techniques, or giving a performance, Ann brings her enthusiasm for dance to her audience!
Kimberly started ballet dancing at the age of 3, and has continued learning all types of dance from there. However, she has a special place in her heart for Ballroom and Latin dancing. She started competing in her teens and ranked second nationally, she then became a professional at the age of 18 and has been teaching for over 10 years as a certified dance instructor under the DVIDA syllabus. She competed at the professional level, and was a finalist in both American Rhythm and Smooth
Michael has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois. Kinesiology is the study of the anatomy, physiology and mechanics of the body. Michael has applied his degree through dance and has been certified professional at Celebrity Dance Studio for over 9 years under the DVIDA syllabus. Recently he won a 2nd place top teacher award, in a field of over 300 instructors at the Wisconsin Sate Dance Competition (WSDC), one of the largest competitions held in the Midwest. He currently competes in American Smooth and Rhythm, International Standard and Latin. Physics is Michael’s favorite subject.
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 9 years. He recently placed 3rd in a top teacher competition at The Windy City Open DanceSport Championship.
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 3 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!
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!
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!