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.
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.
Keri is a graduate at Illinois State University with a bachelor’s in dance education, English Education, and Creative writing. She has performed in the Illinois State Dance Theatre Company, Hip Hop ConnXion, and Noir Dance Troupe. Keri has taught in many locations and held Intensive/Master classes throughout the U.S. She has also taught in Belize and the Philippines.
Trained as a versatile dancer, Keri strongly believes that to succeed as a dancer, you must study many genres of dance. Nutrition and exercise are also a huge influence in her training. Keri is continuing to perform and train herself, so she is able to give the students an inspiring and fun experience in the studio.
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.
Note From Our Director
We know that most parents worry about finding a safe and loving environment to enrich their children. That’s why I created All That Dance. We are a neighborhood dance studio that becomes a second home for the entire family. We hope you will join our family as we head into our 26th year.
– Ms. Eileen