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Meet The Dance Factory owners:

Judy Holton and Jenn Williams

We are a family owned business. One of our great priviledges is having the opportunity to work with so many aspiring students, watching each excel, develop their skills and learn about the values and discipline associated with dance instruction. We are dedicated to making each family's experience at The Dance Factory memorable and enjoyable. We welcome anyone who has a passion to dance and is ready to take the 'leap' into the wonderful world of dance!

Introducing The Dance Factory Staff

Jennifer Williams - Owner/Dance Director
Instructor and Choreographer of Recreational Classes and Competition Team Choreographer

jennifer.williams@thedancefactory.net

Beginning at the age of 4, Jenn studied dance for 13 years at Patty's (Thaggard) School of Dance in Newark, Ohio. Jenn's las6 years of dance classes were spent in competitive dance training and performing. She performed at and won awards many times at Showstoppers regional and national competitions. Jenn was also a member of the Varsity Cheerleading squad for 3 years at Lakewood High School in Hebron, OH where her squad competed and won awards yearly. She was the advisor for the Lakewood Junior Varsity squad her first year out of high school. She has a life-long love of dance. Jenn has taken classes with Dance Masters of America. She has great ability in combining choreography with music to create excellent dance routines for all of her classes. In the past, Jenn has won an award from Starquest in choreography for her dance formations and her groups have all placed in "Gold" and "High Gold' status. Jenn will oversee all aspects of classroom instruction and will be our Director of Dance. Jenn welcomes all students to come and dance at the studio as she begins her 8th year of sharing her passion for dance with all studio students.

Judy Holton - Owner/Studio Manager

judy.holton@thedancefactory.net

Judy has a bachelor's degree in Early and Middle Childhood Education from Ohio State University and spent 5 years teaching in the Ohio public school system. She also spent 2 years supervising the Preschool Class at the Newark Branch of Ohio State University's daycare program. Judy assists with setting obtainable goals and works to incorporate age appropriate skills into our dance program at each level. She supervises the front office during most open hours and will be available to answer your questions and concerns. Judy is excited and feels priviledged to play a part in the way this dance studio has been changing the lives of the kids in western Shawnee through dance instruction and the caring atmosphere the studio provides. She looks forward to this7th year-meeting and working with all of the parents and the students who enroll at our studio.

Danielle McCullough-Acrobatics and M.A.T.S.
Program Director and Instructor/Choreographer of all Acrobatic Routines

Danielle began dancing at the age of 3 and immediately fell in love. She trained at Beutell Dance Center in St. Louis County, MO and then onto the Performing Arts Centre in St. Charles for a total of 14 years in Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap and Tumbling. Daniells performed with Gateway Ballet of St. Louis for 3 years in their annual Nutcracker production in various roles. She also performed with The Dance Company of St. Charles for 5 years where she was the youngest ever 1st solo performance. Through DMA, Chapter 21, Danielle placed as a runner-up in Petite, Teen and Miss categoreis. She was on her high school varsity dance team all four years where she had many opportunities to choreograph in different styles including Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theater, Modern, Pom and Kick. Danielle has also had the pleasure of working with numerous master chorographers. Danielle attended TCU summer Ballet intensives, DMA national dance conventions and Shake the Floor Modern dance convention where she performed in an off broadway show on New Year's Day in NYC. Danielle has been teaching, choreographing and assisting dance for 9 years and is excited to now be teaching a third year with The Dance factory in the education and foundation of dancing principles and values.
Skyler Hupp-Instructor & Choreographer of Recreational Classes and Solo Competition Choreographer
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” –Martha Graham

Skyler has been dancing for the past 18 years. She studied with the Heart of America Home School program before becoming a member of the Heart of America Youth Ballet Company, HADC Dance Ensemble, and the Lee’s Summit High School Tigerettes Dance Team. Skyler has performed in several story ballets, including lead rolls in The Creation of Narnia, The Snow Queen, Hind’s Feet on High Places, The Nutcracker, The Wizard of Oz, and Sleeping Beauty. After high school she attended Oklahoma City University for a year where she studied Dance Performance and was a member of the American Spirit Dance Company. Once back in the Kansas City area Skyler began training with Quixotic Fusion, taking classes on the Aerial Hoop, Trapeze and Contemporary Ballet. With Quixotic, she has performed at the opening of the Kauffman Performing Arts Center, traveled on their Halloween Tour, danced at the Hyatt Hotel opening, and was a living statue at the Nelson Atkins Art Museum’s Party Arty. Skyler hopes to continue teaching, performing, and inspiring young students to reach for their goals on and off the stage. Skyler is beginning her second year working with The Dance Factory.
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