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TEAM

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. 

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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

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Karen Marinin

Director Of Ministry Outreach

Modern & Worship Instructor 

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

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Melissa Anderson

Ballet Instructor

Melissa Anderson has performed in Soloist and Principal Roles with Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Teatro Municipal de San Juan, the Icelandic National...read more 

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Samantha Funk

Ballet & Modern Instructor

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

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Amia Harwood

Ballet & Hip Hop Instructor

As an Acts 17:28 Dance graduate, Amia is excited to teach students how to express worship through dance.... read more 

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Kimberley Kaminski

Contemporary Instructor

Kimberley Kaminski attended Liberty University, as well as Randolph Macon Women’s College... read more

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Alexsandra Rockman

Ballet Instructor 

Alexsandra Rockman received her BFA in Dance Performance from Northern Illinois University.  She trained at ... read more

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Millie Rockman

Preschool Dance Instructor

Millie danced at Acclaim Studio of Dance for 15+ years before making a move to Wisconsin... read more

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Maelee Thomas

Ballet & Contemporary Instructor

Maelee Thomas danced professionally for Magnum Opus Ballet in Madison, WI... read more

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Sarah McClure

Marketing & Communication Assistant

- Ballet & Contemporary Instructor

Sarah McClure attended Hope College in Holland, MI to study dance performance and choreography... read more

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Mia Bennett

Hip Hop & Contemporary Instructor

Mia Bennett, a graduate of Acts Dance...read more

 

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Maddy Gehr

Ballet Instructor

Maddy Gehr began her dance training at Steps of Grace Ballet School... read more

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Connie Hurley-Pronley

 Praise Moves

Adult Dance Instructor

As a certified PraiseMoves Instructor, Connie is passionate about helping... read more

 

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Emma Krueger

Ballet Instructor

Emma began her dance training at the age of 7 with Steps of Grace Ballet School..read more

 

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Joey Rockman

Modern/Contemporary Instructor

Joey Rockman attended UW Madison to pursue a degree in trumpet performance and a certificate in dance... read more

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Lauren Sells

Ballet Instructor

As an Acts 17:28 Dance graduate, Lauren is excited to inspire young dancers in Godly worship... read more

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Jackie VanPatten Wild

Modern Instructor

Jackie VanPatten Wild received her BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts...  read more

 

Guest Instructors

We welcome our Guest Instructors and former faculty members as substitute teachers, who share their wealth of knowledge and love of dance with our students. 

A special thank you to Jennifer Miller of Minnesota Ballet

for her encouragement and shaping of our ballet curriculum.

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Brooke Funk

Guest Instructor-

Ballet & Contemporary 

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

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Glorielle Niedfeldt 

Guest Instructor-

Modern & Contemporary

Raised in Chicago, Illinois, Glorielle studied Ballet, Jazz, Modern and West African with Dance Gallery, Studio One Dance Theatre... read more

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Bethany Panka

Guest Instructor- Ballet

Bethany Lonski received her dance training from Steps of Grace Ballet School. She  attended Belhaven University... read more

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Kirstin Yoder

Guest Instructor- 

Preschool Dance Instructor

Kirstin Yoder first developed her love of dance at Nancy Sauer School of Dancing in Terre Haute, IN ...read more

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Lindsey Kelly

Guest Instructor-

Ballet & Modern

Lindsey Kelly received a BA in dance, along with a Business minor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts... read more

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Malcolm Nieves

Guest Instructor-

Hip Hop 

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

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Dena Ziebell

Guest Instructor-

Adult Dance Instructor

Dena Ziebell has a heart to see other adult women lean into good self care through movement and make time for themselves ... read more

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Board Officers & Members: 

 

Craig Rekowski, President

 

Krista Heinen, Secretary

Shawn Prell, Treasurer, C.P.A.

Connie Hurley-Pronley, Past President

Michael Ament, Member at Large

Jim Eichholz, Member at Large

 

 

And a BIG thank you to our past board members!

 

Tracey Fricker  -  Laura Goretcke   -  Dawn Kaine -  Ruth Lindberg  -  Chad Ritterbusch  -  

 

Todd Scott  -  Michele Stamn


 

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Acts 17:28 Board 2022, from left to right:

Craig Rekowski, Mike Ament, Connie Pronley, Dawn Kaine, Shawn Prell

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