Ms. Eileen, Director of All That Dance, founded the studio in 1995. She began dancing at the June Rold School of Dance. Eileen received her degree from Knox College where she studied dance and was also a member of their Repertory Theater Company.
Amy began her dance training at the Dance Theatre of Elgin. She danced with the Dance Theatre of Elgin Performing Company from 1992-1997. In September 1997, Amy joined Cerqua-Rivera Art Experience under the direction of Wilfredo Rivera. She worked with such choreographers as Greg Begley, Nana Shineflug, Harrison McEldowney, and Kenny Ingram. In June of 2000, Amy began dancing with the Chicago Arts Project under the direction of Jay Franke. Amy joined the Willow Creek Dance Ministry in February of 2003. In 2007, Amy was a founding member of Groundwork Dance Company. Amy has taught dance since she was 18. Most recently at Ambition Dance as the main ballet teacher. Amy resides in Crystal Lake with her husband and 3 daughters and is very excited to be a part of the All That Dance family!
Seneca has been dancing since the age of three and teaching since the age of 16. She is trained in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, tap, character, lyrical and hip-hop. Seneca trained and performed with Citrus College and Santa Monica College in California. She has studied early childhood education and received her associate in arts degree. Her goal is to teach proper dance technique, but mostly to teach students to have a love of dance.
Colleen began her dance training in Indianapolis, IN at The Dance Company. In 2009, Colleen received her degree in kinesiology with a major in dance and a minor in exercise science from Indiana University. Colleen is currently a dancer with Zephyr Dance and drop shift dance. She has also worked with Ology dance and Project606. She has performed at various Chicago venues, including the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Links Hall, Lou Conte Dance Studio, Old Town School of Folk Music, Defibrillator Gallery, Hairpin Arts Center, Menominee Club for Boys and Girls, and Holstein Park. Her choreography has been performed at Bates Dance Festival and various venues in the Midwest. Colleen enjoys teaching modern, ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics, and lyrical dance. She also enjoys teaching fitness classes and is a certified Pilates mat instructor, personal trainer, and lifestyle coach. Colleen is so excited to be teaching at All That Dance!
Kirsten spent 15 years here at All That Dance taking ballet, pointe, jazz, and lyrical classes. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and is currently an elementary school teacher in Johnsburg. In college, she continued her dancing career taking ballet, jazz, improv, and modern classes. Also, she was a member and co-captain of the Redline Express Dance Team. As a Redline Dancer, Kirsten danced during halftime of a Chicago Bears football game, performed at the Illinois High School Dance Team state competition, and the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament. Kirsten is thrilled to be back with us teaching where she grew to love dance.
Annie trained at the Judith Svalander School of Ballet for 14 years. While there she received training in ballet, pointe, pas de deux, character, jazz, musical theatre, modern, contemporary, and lyrical. Annie has earned featured roles in productions of The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Swan Lake, Cinderella, and more. Annie attended multiple summer intensive programs including: The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia, Joffrey Ballet Chicago, and Nashville Ballet. After graduating high school, Annie had multiple opportunities to dance professionally but ultimately decided to focus on her life long goal to teach! Annie is very excited to share her knowledge and passion for dance with our students and we’re thrilled to have her on board!
Jessica is a former ballerina who recently danced at Walt Disney World in their parades. She is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago. In 2012 and 2013, Jessica placed in the Top 12 for both Contemporary and Classical divisions in the Youth American Grand Prix. She studied dance at schools such as the Kirov Ballet and American Ballet Theatres. She has fond memories of performing as an Arabian Princess with the Moscow Ballet as well as dancing guest spots on WGN TV. Jessica has developed a 6-week flexibility training program (referred to as JexFlex) that she is now sharing with our students.
Courtney is one of our new teachers for the 2019/2020 dance season. She is a versatile teacher who can teach almost any discipline, but Jazz and Ballet are her two favorites. As well as studying with various renowned teachers in the dance world, she also took class with our own Ms. Amy. In her competitive dancing years, she was National Champion of the Starbound Dance competition. She loves teaching and is so excited to be joining All That Dance.
Stephy has always loved expressing herself through dance and all sorts of creative arts. She has been dancing her entire life and truly loves expanding her creative passions and encouraging others to do the same. Along with the basic studio forms of dance, she explored new movement practices including Pilates & Yoga. She is schooled in a new form of Dance performance called Flow Arts, including Hula Hoop dance, fire prop dancing, belly dance, and tribal fusion. She looks forward to encouraging dancers to feel confident about themselves.
Mrs. Nichols handles the front desk at All That Dance. Mrs. Nichols has been with us since we opened. If you’re in the studio and have any questions she will be happy to help you out.
Mrs. Ivancic helps with our front desk and has been our costume seamstress for the last several years.