Kara Skelton Kara is originally from Ironton, Missouri. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance. She has a teaching certificate in secondary English from Southeast Missouri State University. While at Stephens, Kara performed and choreographed for the Student Choreography Concert and the Spring Dance Concerts. She has also choreographed musicals for the Arcadia Valley High School. They include Grease, Oklahoma, ByeBye Birdie, Leader of the Pack, Hello Dolly, The Sound of Music, Annie, The Music Man Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, South Pacific and The Wizard of Oz. She also choreographer Cape Central’s production of Oklahoma in 1996 and Notre Dame’s production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 1999. Kara has also choreographed for Central Junior High School’s productions of Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz, Cats, The Sound of Music and Beauty and the Beast. Kara directs the studio’s company classes for competition and was awarded the Choreography Award at Elite Dance Cup competition and also at the Triple 5 Dance competition in St. Louis. This is Kara’s 25th year at the studio. She teaches Tap, Jazz, and Ballet. She also co-directs Showstoppers Musical Theater Workshop each summer alongside Mike Dumey.
Kim Volkmann Kim Volkmann is a performer, choreographer, and instructor from the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Currently, she is approaching her final semester as a BFA Dance Major and Social Work Minor Southeast Missouri State University. While at SEMO, Kim continues her education in ballet, modern, jazz, choreography, and partnering; in April, Kim completed her POP Pilates (Group Fitness) Certification. Currently, she is studying under the direction of Hilary Peterson, dance coordinator at the Conservatory of Theater and Dance; she has worked with guest artists, Nan Giordano (Giordano Dance Chicago), Brenna Monroe Cook (Limon Dance Company), and Cesar Salinas (Giordano Dance Chicago). During the summer months, she peruses training under the direction of Chicago dance companies. In June 2017, Kim will attend the Giordano Dance Chicago’s Summer Intensive and continue taking open ballet, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop class at Visceral Dance Center. Just this past month, she accepted a choreographer’s position for a varsity dance team in the Northwest suburbs. Kim sends her love to her ADA students from Chicago!
Sydney Driscoll Sydney is a senior Bachelor of Fine Arts- Dance major at Southeast Missouri State University. She has been dancing for 17 years and has been teaching dance for 7 years. Sydney has experience in ballet, modern, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and stretching/strengthening. She was a student at the Foundation of Arts in Jonesboro, Arkansas for ten years, where she trained under Heather Intres, Amber Ferguson, and LeeAnn King. She is also a graduate of the Teacher’s Assistant Pro-gram through the Foundation of Arts. Prior to attending Southeast, she had the opportunity to train at Ballet Chicago for three summers under the direction of Daniel Duell, Patricia Blair, and Ted Seymour, as well as attend the University of Oklahoma’s summer intensive program under the direction of Mary Margaret Holt and Clara Cravey. While at Southeast Missouri State, she has had the opportunity to perform many works by guest artists including Sing Sing Sing by Gus Giordano, DanceSport by Harrison McEldowney, Seh Boom Bleh by Cesar Salinas, and Hearts Gone Astray by Elizabeth George. She is a member of the National Dance Educators Organization (NDEO) and recently attended the four day American College Dance Association’s conference in Auburn, Alabama. This is her first year at ADA where she taught classes in Contemporary.
Jessica Carlton Jessica is a recent graduate from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. While at SEMO, she was part of an honors group, University Dancers United, and has danced and/or choreographed in the dance concerts at the university for the past three years. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where she danced at Dance Incorporated from the age of three until she was eighteen. With her passion for dance and other people, Jessica has danced, taught and choreographed for many studios, teams, and concerts throughout her life. She aspires to go to New York and become a professional dancer with a professional company. Jessica’s end goal is to own her own studio. This is Jessica’s fourth year at the studio where she choreographs and assists with the studio competition team and advanced classes.
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