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.
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 has been apprenticing to be a dance instructor since she was 13 and started subbing at the age of 17. She performed with A&M dance company. Her dancing and teaching experiences includes 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 works full time at Panera Bread, she is a coffee addict who enjoys spending whatever free time she has with her family, friends and pets.
Keri Wilson is a graduate of Illinois State University with a Bachelors of Science in Dance Education, English Education, and Creative Writing. Keri has performed in the Illinois State Dance Theatre Company, as well as in the Hip Hop ConnXion dance company, and Noir Dance Troupe. She began her dance teaching career at the age of 16 for studios throughout the Chicagoland area. Keri has taught in many locations and held Intensive/Master classes in Ohio, Illinois, Vermont, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. She has also spent a month long residency teaching dance to underprivileged children in the Philippines with Performing Arts Abroad and studying in Italy for a 2 week intensive camp. Keri has been the program director for American Dance Training Camps as well as the Artistic Director of Noir Dance Troupe. She was also a member of Illinois State Dance Association in which her choreography was selected to represent ISU at the 2012 American College Dance Festival. Trained as a versatile dancer, Keri strongly believes that to succeed as a young dancer, you must study many genres of dance.
Kirsten is excited to be teaching at the studio where she started and sharing her love of performing with others! She spent fifteen years dancing at All That Dance, and was also a member of the Crystal Lake South High School Pom Squad for four years. She recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at IllinoisState University. There, she continued her dancing career with ballet, jazz, and modern classes. Also while studying at ISU, she was a four year member and co-captain of theRedline 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. Last year, Kirsten was an intern at Walt Disney World in Florida. She is thrilled to be back with us as our newest faculty member.
Samantha received her Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University in Dance Education. While attending Huntley High School she was a member of the schools Poms Dance Team. Since graduating college, she now teaches dance education at Huntley High school as well as coaching their Orchesis Dance Club. When attending Illinois State University Samantha was an instructor for Uptown dance studio, a company member for Dance Theater and the President of Dance Association, a registered student organization that promotes artistic expression through concert style dance. Ms. Sam is experienced in ballet, jazz, modern and hip-hop. We are excited to welcome her to our All That Dance family.
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.