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Staff

Cari McLean (Owner, Director, Choreographer, Teacher)

Cari McLean grew up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin taking dance under Kristine Rakos, Sally Semmes, and then Kaleidoscope Dance Studio. She has also taken classes in New York City and Chicago from some of the world's top choreographers including: Wade Robson, Mia Michaels, Dan Karaty, and Mandy Moore. She has been dancing since she was two years old and hasn't stopped since! She has also taught for Kaleidoscope Dance Studio, Mirror Image Dance Academy, Beaver Dam Dance Academy, and the Manitowoc Parks and Recreation Department for five years! Cari has also worked with the UW-Manitowoc children's theatre choreographing Really Rosie. She choreographed for the Peter Quince Performing Company, Dare to Dream Theatre, the Capitol Civic Centre's Children's Theatre Camp, Lakeshore's Rising Stars, Brennan Seehafer's Ultimate Tribute, and Lakeland College's dance team and theatre department.

Cari has a Bachelor's of the Arts degree in Exercise Science. This allows her to understand the strengths and capabilities of the human body so that she can teach her students in a safe and productive environment.
 
Kasey Hadler (Hip Hop Teacher)
Kasey has taken dance for 10 years.  She is captain of the Lincoln High Pom Squad, and has been a part of our studio forever.  She is a fun energetic person and our Hip Hop pro!
 
Brooke Miller
 
Brooke Miller started performing at a young age in musicals in the manitowoc area. She started choreographing for local theater when she was 15 year old and won the student choreography award at the Junior Theater Festival in 2012. Brooke started her college career in Fall of 2012 at the Peck School of the Arts in Milwaukee, WI. She is pursuing her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. Spring of 2014 she went on a whim and auditioned for Walt Disney World. She had been employed as a performer for about one year. She will be returning this fall still employed at Disney but to finish her degree at UW-Milwaukee.
 
Dayna Jaeger (Assisstant Teacher/Office Staff)

Dayna has danced since she was two years old.  She started assissting with classes at the age of 12, and has worked with our studio since day one.  Dayna currently assists classes, as well as substitutes when other teacher's are unavailable.
 
Alyssa Worley (Assistant Teacher)
Alyssa has danced with MantyDance for 10 years.  She started assissting with classes three years ago, and works with our dancers frequently.  Miss Alyssa also substitutes when teacher's are unavailable.
 
Bobbi Jo Johnson, Kari Johnsrud, Amanda Reis, Christy Jaeger
All are valuable assets to the studio, and keep our office running!!