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
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 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
|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
& Choreographer of Recreational Classes and Solo Competition
|“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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