is the director and
owner of the
Feet Dance School. She has been dancing for over
forty-five years and teaching for over thirty. Colleen has
performed extensively and has received many
honors both as a performer and teacher. Colleen
has her dance teaching certificates through
of America and
The National Clogging Organization.
She is also a state representative for the
Dance Teachers Association. Colleen has danced
professionally as the lead dancer and dance captain for a
show in Nashville called Country Music USA and is on
the teaching staff for the National Clogging Organization.
Colleen also teaches weekly dance classes and runs the
Dancin' Feet performance teams.
Lora Chapman 1997-2019
been teaching dance for 16 years! She has taught
nearly all styles of dance and has been a member of
several performance and specialty groups. Dance
travels have brought her to Washington D.C.,
Nashville TN, and Branson MO for performances and
conventions. She revived the Marilyn Hanson
scholarship award for clogging in 2003 and became a
nationally certified clogging instructor through CCI
in 2007. She loves spending time with her husband,
Nate, and daughters, Mara and Olly. Lora enjoys
camping, trips to the beach, watching baseball, and
impromptu dance parties with her daughters. Lora
also enjoys serving in kids ministry and is a part of
the foster care ministry at her church. When she is
not teaching dance or helping at church, she works
full time at a Marketing Agency as an Account
I have been teaching
dance for Dancin' Feet for 4 years. I hold a degree
in Elementary Education. I have been dancing since I
was 3 and there isn't much I love to do as much as I
love to dance. However, in my free time, you can find
me watching Marvel movies with my husband, serving
at my church or making chocolate chip cookie bars. I
look forward to one day traveling to Italy!
Dance has created some
amazing memories for me. My favorites include making
the Vikings Cheerleaders All-State Team in high
school, getting CCI certified in Nashville, dancing
in the Disney World parade in Florida, and dancing
in the steps of the Lincoln monument in D.C.
Michele Muonio 1987-2019
Michele started dancing at Dancin' feet when she was
3 years old. She has been on several performance
teams and went to Perpich Center for the Arts High
School, emphasizing in dance. Michele is also a
certified fitness instructor. Michele and her
husband love to hunt and are involved with 4H.
Michele is the mom to Dancin' Feet dancers,
Callidora and Asher, and little baby Reed.
Paige Myers 1998-2019
I grew up
at Danicn' Feet learning everything from Ballet to
Clogging and Irish Hard Shoe. But I fell in
love with Ballet and Pointe.
Those are also some of my
favorite types of dance to teach. I joined the staff
at Dancin' Feet in 2006 and have loved every minute
of it. Outside of the studio, I love dancing in the
kitchen, reading and being outdoors.
Katie Ritschel 2011-2019
been teaching at Dancin' Feet for 4 years and have
loved every minute of it! My favorite thing to hear
is a young dancer shout out with excitement, "I did
it, Miss Katie!" after they have accomplished a new
dance step. I am thankful for every class I get to
teach and every dancer I get to meet.
Abby Simpson 2016-2019
started her career in recreational classes in 2003,
where she learned basic Ballet, Tap and Jazz
technique. She remained in recreational classes in
various studios around the metro area until 2008.
Beginning in high school, she danced competitively
in the areas of Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Lyrical,
winning multiple awards for group numbers, including
High Point and Grand Championships. She left the
dance world while studying at Winona State
University. After graduating with degrees in Special
Education and Child Advocacy, she was blessed to
have met Colleen and offered a job at Dancin' Feet.
While Abby is not at the studio, she works as a
full-time nanny to a young girl with Cerebral Palsy.
Abby also choreographs play productions at Northern
Starz Children's Theatre, including a national
program called Penguin Project which puts on
productions, casted entirely of individuals with
Taylor Streckert 1998-2019
started dancing at Dancin' Feet when I was 5 years
old. I took classes in Tap, Jazz and Ballet, but my
favorites were always Clogging and Hip Hop! After I
graduated high school, I took one year off where I
joined the University of St. Thomas's PULSE dance
group. I returned to Dancin' Feet in 2012 and
started teaching! Outside of the studio, I love
spending all my time with my husband, Ryan, my new
baby, Hudson, and my two dogs, Penny and Lucy. We
enjoy being outside and eating ice cream! When I am
not teaching at Dancin' Feet, I am teaching first
graders at an arts and science charter school, where
I have been for 5 years now!
2019-2020 Teacher Assistants
Mariah Mckenna Tara
2019-2020 Dance Assistants
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