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Ms. Annie teaches our Thursday ballet and pointe classes. Annie been dancing for more than twenty years. She holds Vocal Performance degrees from Simpson College and Stephen F. Austin State University, and also studied at the University of Oregon. She has performed in several ballets in the Des Moines area and studied under guest artists with Iowa Dance Theater, Iowa State University, the Kansas City Ballet School, and performed as a guest artist with Flex Performance Group in Oregon.

Ms. Ashley is a graduate of Simpson College and has been teaching at Superstars for eight years. She teaches our Tuesday dance classes with Ms. Kelsey, as well as all of our hip hop classes, and is the coach of our Competition Hip Hop Teams. When she’s not teaching dance, Ms. Ashley works in the operating room, putting her Biology degree to good use.

Ms. Claire grew up dancing with the Superstars, and was long-time member of the Competition Hip Hop Team. In addition to taking dance and cheer classes at Superstars, Ms. Claire also cheered for her high school team as well as Simpson College. Ms. Claire has an equal love for both cheer and dance! She just recently graduated from Simpson College with a degree in Elementary Education.

Ms. Kelsey grew up taking baton and dance lessons at the Superstars, and was a member of both Competition Teams. Ms. Kelsey attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. She currently teaches in the Martensdale-St. Marys School District. Ms. Kelsey teaches our Thursday dance classes, and team teaches on Tuesday with Ms. Ashley.

Ms. Cortney has been dancing since age 3. Along with dance, she was involved in competition and football cheerleading, as well as assisting with her high school Special Olympics dance team. She graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in elementary education, and is currently teaching first grade in Indianola. Ms. Cortney is looking forward to combining her love of teaching littles and dancing. She is so excited to join the Superstars family!

Ms. Kenzi has been dancing and taking tumbling classes since she was a little girl. When she got to high school, she fell in love with cheerleading and being on a team. She loved it so much that she decided to start training at an all-star gym! She learned how to advance her tumbling skills and stunt which led her to continue cheering in college, as a member of the coed cheer team at Iowa State University. She cheered for basketball, football, and competition, and she is so excited to teach at Superstars!

Ms. Dawn has been twirling since the age of 6 and is the director of the Competition Baton Team. She competed at the state, regional, and national level in solo, strut, two-baton, three-baton, show twirl and team events, receiving many awards. She also twirled with the University of Northern Iowa where she was the marching band’s feature twirler for 4 years. Ms. Dawn is a 5th grade teacher at Hillside Elementary.

Ms. Denise grew up twirling with the Superstars and went on to become the featured twirler at Iowa State University. Denise is the Assistant Director for the Competition Baton Team and she & her husband Tom are parents to two Superstars - Grace & Maggie.
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