SHAYLEN LINKE owner/dance instructor

 

-Danced with Blair Dance in Bedford, Iowa for 14 years: tap, jazz, ballet, pointe

-Dancer with the Northwest Dance Company for all 7 semesters at Northwest Missouri State University

-Choreographer for the Northwest Dance Company for 6 semesters

-Vice President/President of the Northwest Dance Company for 3 semesters

-Completed 4 years of dance teacher training at Dance Masters of America's Teacher Training School in Buffalo, NY

-Graduate of Teacher Training School through Dance Masters of America; certified in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Modern

-Member of the Dance Masters of America, Chapter 47

 

 

 

 

MICHELLE THORNTON bedford studio manager/dance instructor

 

-Took dance, tumble and cheer throughout Missouri including Great American Gymnastics Express-Blue Springs and Center State Academy of Performing Arts-Warrensburg

-Double Varsity cheerleader at Warrensburg High School all 4 years

-Taught 4 years at Center Stage Academy of Performing Arts in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre and cheer

-Taught three years of cardio dance through private classes

-Work for Kansas City Public Television including work as on-air talent

-Choreographed for the BHS 2016 musical Beauty and the Beast

-Assisted with the choreography for the BHS color guard field show 2015, 2016 & 2017

-Bedford students may know from dancing and singing at VBS at NLMC 2014, 2015 & 2016

-completed 1 year of dance teacher training at Dance Masters of America's Teacher Training School in Buffalo, NY

 

LAUREN McNEES tumbling program director

 

-Took gymnastics with the Greater Gymnastics Express for 5 years in Blue Springs, MO

-Member of the Blue Springs High School COED cheerleading squad for 3 years.

-Gymnastics Instructor/Student coordinator for Kip Kittens in Maryville, MO for 4 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMBER MANES competition team director

 

-NBA Denver Nuggets Professional Dancer, 4 years

-Denver Nuggets Team Captain 2005-2006

-Denver Nugget Juniors Instructor/Choreographer

-Performed with Big & Rich, Ciara, Taylor Dane, and Run DMC

-Colorado Eagles Chicks Head Choreographer, 2 years

-Colorado State University Studio Night Choreographer and Performer, 2 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOS OF MISS SHAYLEN AND MISS MICHELLE BY MALLORY OLENIUS WWW.MALLORYOLENIUS.COM.

 

PHOTOS OF MISS LAUREN AND MISS AMBER BY HEIDI BIRD WITH BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY IN CLARINDA, IOWA.