We are stronger together! Our teaching team is filled with both seasoned professionals and fresh young talent, all working towards the same common goals for children's growth. 


Using a written syllabus ensures that our team pulls together in the same direction, and our staff have been carefully chosen for both their abilities and their hearts to serve. 


Amanda Struebing

Director of Business Management 

- Modern Instructor 

Amanda Struebing earned a BA in Arts Administration with a minor in Dance in 2001 from the University of... read more

Karen Marinin

Director Of Ministry Outreach

- Worship Arts Instructor 

Karen Marinin received a BFA in Theater and Dance performance from Northern Illinois University in 1999.  She danced... read more 

Samantha Funk

 Ballet & Modern Instructor

Samantha Funk is a performer, dance instructor, and choreographer in the Milwaukee metropolitan area... read more


Kira Klinkhardt

Ballet Instructor

Kira Klinkhardt is an alumni of Steps of Grace Ballet School. She has studied dance at UW-Milwaukee... read more 

Jackie VanPatten Wild

Modern Instructor

Jackie VanPatten Wild began her journey into the art of dance in high school in Jackson, Wyoming where she was raised. She graduated... read more


Heather Keckeisen

Director of Student Development

- Ballet Instructor 

Heather Keckeisen received her training at the Classical Ballet Conservatory of Southern California... read more

Brooke Funk

Ballet & Contemporary Instructor

Brooke Funk received her full dance training as a student at Steps of Grace Ballet School... read more

Lindsey Kelly

Ballet Instructor

Lindsey Kelly is a native to the City of Milwaukee. Her love for the arts began at the age of five when she... read more

Malcolm Nieves

Hip Hop Instructor

Malcolm Nieves is a choreographer / street dancer, youth minister and Praise Dance Director of Walking In The Spirit Ministries... read more

We honor our former faculty members for all they have shared with us! 

We welcome them as substitute teachers when needed...


Glorielle Niedfeldt- Modern 

Anisa Diaz- Hip Hop 

Bethany Lonski- Ballet

Sarah McClure- Ballet & Contemporary 

A special thank you to Jennifer Miller of Minnesota Ballet

for her encouragement and shaping of our ballet curriculum.


Board Officers & Members: 


Michele Stamn, President

Tracey Fricker, Vice President


Shawn Prell, Treasurer, C.P.A.


Dawn Kaine, Secretary





And a BIG thank you to our past board members!


Mike Ament   -   Laura Goretcke   -  Ruth Lindberg  -  Chad Ritterbusch  -  Todd Scott


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