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 began studying dance in her native country of England and continued on 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.
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.
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!
Courtney started dancing at the age of ten and was home-schooled all of her life. She has danced at Dance Reflections, New England Dance Academy, The Dance Centre and is a former student of All That Dance. Courtney apprenticed to be a dance instructor starting at the age of 13 and began subbing at the age of 17. She performed with A&M dance company. Her dancing and teaching experiences include Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop, and some Acrobatics. Dance has had such an amazing emotional impact on her life that she wants nothing more than to share that through teaching and performing, in hopes of impacting others around her. Outside of dance, Courtney is a coffee addict who enjoys spending whatever free time she has with her family, friends, and pets.
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!
Katie is a graduate of Alma college in Michigan with a degree in dance performance. While at Alma she was a member of the dance company and was trained in various types of dance including; ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, lyrical/ contemporary, character, tap, hip-hop, improvisation, and musical theatre. This past summer Katie attended the American Dance Festival on scholarship where she performed in two of their shows including the international choreographers’ concert. She focused on modern, improv, and hip hop. She also created her own full- length performance this year, based on different artists of the centuries. Katie has also done some professional modeling for dance and fitness. She’s been teaching for 6+ years and the most recent studio she taught at in Michigan was recognized for her choreography. They will be touring different schools in the area to perform her work about bullying. Katie hopes to inspire her new students with her passion and love of dance!
Carolyn is the newest addition to the All That Dance teaching staff.
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.
| Brenda Ivancic
Brenda helps with our front desk and has been our costume seamstress for the last several years.