Angela Rhodes

Angela Rhodes made Omaha, Nebraska her home in 1998.  She began her family here and that is when she was introduced to dance.  Her daughter took an interest in dance at age three and has been studying in several styles over the years.  Because her daughter had such a passion for dance and theatre Angela decided to invest in her daughters future by finding the right Director and Instructors to build a studio that encompasses many areas of the arts.  She wants to build a program not only for competitive student but for recreational students as well.  A facility with great instructors that not only have a passion for dance, acting, and vocal but a passion for teaching.  Mentoring students to reach any goal they set their mind to through hard work, encouragement, pride, and dedication.  An outlet for all students to feel welcome and reach a level in their technique that they may have not experienced with other teaching methods.

Kenneth Owens

“Our fingerprints don't fade from the lives we've touched.” Kenneth Owens was born in San
Fransisco, California where at the age of 5 he moved to Omaha, Nebraska. He began his dance
training through competitive show choir and his church ministry. Kenneth’s career took off at the age of 14 as he became more involved in more techniques such as ballet, modern and
today's popular style, contemporary. Kenneth has received many awards for his innovative choreography and has achieved many overall wins as a dancer himself. Creating a professional culture where people can study and be apart of something that is bigger than themselves is his ultimate goal. To raise thinkers, that are disciplined and excel in all that they do. Each person that walks through the doors can expect to learn something. The future is full of mysteries and while no one can accurately predict their future you can measure success by the amount of time invested in perfecting your craft. Kenneth looks forward to teaching, mentoring and fostering each individual that comes through the studio doors.

Nicole Gottsch

By using her extensive experience, talent and love of dance she is thrilled to educate and inform dancers young and old, boys and girls. Nicole originally opened New Energy Dance in 2005 and went on break in 2011. She returned from Los Angeles in 2005, where she danced with Gregg Russell’s “Tap Sounds Underground“. After receiving a BA in Dance Management and Performance from Columbia College in Chicago, she performed all over the United States with dance companies, in music videos, and in theatre. Her credits include: Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre, Hip Hop dancer for L.I.F.E. ( a hip hop dance company based out of Chicago), she studied and performed with Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Ann Reinking, Mia Michaels, Jasmine Guy, Gregg Russell, and Tommy Tune. Commercial Credits include BET, FOX, and the Macy*s Day Parade in NYC. Nicole was an Instructor of Musical Theatre and Dance at Nebraska Wesleyan University, and has also choreographed for the CBA Basketball Dancers, Coyote Ugly Saloon in Chicago and Boston, Columbia College Chicago, Nebraska Wesleyan University and numerous high school and competition teams throughout the country. Most recently she teamed up with D.R.E.A.M. (Developing Relationships through Education, Athletics, and Mentoring) where she taught hip hop weekly to over 500 Omaha kids in the non profit after school program.

Rick Garza
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One of Rick’s first experiences dancing was at age 12 when his sister’s ballet class needed one male dancer for a recital. By age 20 he was professionally teaching dance, and at 21 he was the manager of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Lincoln. Rick has since traveled and lived all over the world— competing in dance competitions, performing in shows, choreographing halftime shows, cheerleading routines, and more.  He most enjoyed his time in Rio and London. While living in Seattle, Rick started a program teaching dance lessons to residents in multiple senior living facilities.   Rick  enjoys teaching ballroom dancing to all ages and incorporating ballroom into dance fit classes.  Rick has been a personal trainer for over 20 years.

Kristin Ramirez

Kristin was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She began dancing at the age of two and began competing at age five.  Kristin competed for 12 years in jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip-hop dance routines and was a regional and national winning tap soloist throughout her high school years.  After she graduated high school, she continued her dance training at Winthrop University in South Carolina and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in dance in May of 2016.  Kristin moved to Nebraska in 2016 to pursue a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy and she now works as a physical therapist in Nebraska.  Kristin continues her dance training now as a full company member of the local modern dance company, The Moving Company, through the University of Nebraska Omaha.  Kristin loves teaching and sharing her love and passion for dance with dancers of all ages.

Sarah LaCount
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Sarah is a professional performer from Manchester NH. She graduated from Plymouth State University in 2014 with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. She continued her education with a semester in Dublin Ireland and then spent two years in Chicago taking improv classes at Second City. Touring around the US singing at weddings, acting in plays, and improving street performances with her LOUD MIME character. Omaha became home to Sarah four years ago, in that time she has performed, directed, produced her original devised work and has started a collaborative artistic company called The Storytellers by LaCounts Misfits. The love, joy and passion Sarah has for the performing arts is limitless and she is beyond excited to share her knowledge and passion with her students. Sarah has worked as an actress, singer, dancer, comedian, director, stage manager, stage crew, costume designer, carpenter, mime, voice actor, and a playwright. Sarah’s dream is to collaborate with artists to create art, to inspire change in others, to encourage vulnerability and imagination within us all.