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.
Victoria, Artistic Director and instructor, is in her 14th year at All That Dance. She started studying dance in her native country England and continued after moving to the United States and settling in the Midwest. Her studies here in the US have included, the University of WI-Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Ballet (apprentice), Danceworks 1661, and Gus Giordano Dance Center (on scholarship). Victoria’s training has been well rounded and varied in the disciplines of ballet, pointe, tap, jazz and contemporary dance. Victoria is currently a Certified Dance Educator (CDE) member of Chicago National Association of Dance Masters and is serving on the board for Dance Masters of Wisconsin. She also has judged, privately coached, and choreographed individuals in talent pageants throughout the Northern IL area and for Miss Illinois preliminaries.
Victoria’s educational pursuits led her to acquire a degree in Sign Language Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (BS) and Masters in Social Work from Aurora University (MSW). She has worked with school programs offering support to children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind, and other disabilities.
Victoria lives in the area with her husband and three children.
Ms. Donna joined All That Dance in 2002. Donnalynn received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Western Michigan University and her Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the University of Illinois. Donnalynn’s master’s thesis was on creative movement and cognitive dance in the schools. Her thesis concentrated on the importance of dance to the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of children. We are excited to have Donnalynn on staff.
Mr. Andy joined the All That Dance staff in 2003. Andy has been dancing and performing for over twenty years. He has studied under Lane Alexander, Bruce Stegmann, Idella Reed, and Joel Hall and taken master classes from Savion Glover, Sam Weber, Diane Walker, the Nicholas Brothers, and Lloyd Storey. Andy has performed in tap festivals around the world with such dance notables as the Nicholas Brothers, Gregory Hines, and opened for the Pointer Sisters. Andy lives in Libertyville, IL with his wife Sarah , daughter Charlotte and son Dylan.
Lauren Varallo has been dancing and performing since the age of three and is a former All That Dance student. Her areas of expertise include Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical, Pom and Kick. She has eighteen years of combined experience in both competitive dance team and studio performance. Lauren graduated from Purdue University and was a member of the Purdue Golduster Dance Team. She has also directed and choreographed several Pom camps for local teams. Lauren received her B.A. in Audiology and Speech Sciences and minor in Child Development and Family Studies.
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.
Brook grew up dancing at the young age of 2 yrs old in Centennial, CO, she continued her dance studies at an arts Highs School and also won regional and national titles in competitions. She was awarded a scholarship to California Institute of the Arts where she received her Bachelors in Fine Arts. Brook fell in love with teaching when she was fifteen and began assisting. Since then Brook has had the opportunity to run a dance program in Oregon and also choreograph for competitions and workshops. She enjoys teaching Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Technique, Lyrical, Modern, and basic Gymnastics. Brook also continues to be practicing artist in dance at many studios around Chicago, she aspires to choreograph and dance in a contemporary company.
Kelsey has been dancing since the age of 6 and is a former All That Dance student. Her areas of study include ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, and modern. She also has training in tap, hip hop, and Pom. Kelsey graduated from Millikin University in 2011 with a BA in Early Childhood Education. While at college, she was also a 4-year member of the Millikin “Sapphires” Dance Team and had the opportunity to perform with her team at the UDA Nationals competition in Orlando, FL. She is very excited to be a part of the All That Dance staff!
Lindsay started teaching for All That Dance in 2008. She is a former All That Dance student. She has just completed her masters degree in accounting and is headed to Arizona. We are all missing her like crazy, but hope she will return to ATD when she is back in the Crystal Lake Area.
Misty Masino Nanna
Misty has been dancing since the age of five and has has trained at such schools as the Edge Performing Arts in Los Angeles, Lou Conte Dance Studio, Joel Hall and the Lisa Boehm School of Ballet. Misty recently performed in the Chicago Dance Fest and as a back-up dancer for the upcoming artist, Sid Maudlin. Misty has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in education and a minor in dance. While attending college, she served as a four-year member on the Iowa Dance Team and received the MVP and choreography award for this Big Ten dance team. Misty was well known for her choreography, which advanced the team to the finals at Nationals in Orlando, Florida. Misty has been teaching in studios in the area for the past 7 years and loves being a part of other’s dreams. She is also taking some time off to raise her two be beautiful daughters.
Mrs. Nichols and Jen
Mrs. Nichols and Jen handle the front desk at All That Dance. Mrs. Nichols has been with us since we opened and Jen’s been here almost as long. If you’re in the studio and have any questions either Mrs. Nichols or Jen will be happy to help you out.
Shannon Levitt has been a dance instructor with All That Dance since 1999. She is currently taking some time off to raise her two beautiful children.