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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!
 
Lindsay Wiesner (Substitute Teacher)
Lindsay Wiesner was born and raised in Manitowoc. She has spent all of her life in this area. She began dancing at the age of 5 under Kristine Rakos . She danced for over 13 years between Kristine and Kaleidoscope Dance Studio. She has known Cari all of her dance life.
She also danced in New York City under Wade Robson, Mia Michaels, Dan Karaty, and Mandy Moore. She also was involved during the Walt Disney World 25 year anniversary celebration and danced there also. Dance has been passed on through her older daughter, Lilly, who has been dancing since she has been 2 at MantyDance.

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.
 
Taylor Rothmand (Assistant Teacher)
Bio Coming Soon!

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.
 
Jenny Laurent (Office Staff)
Jenny Helps out in the office and keeps our studio running! She handles customer service, and our day to day activities!

Melissa Leonardson
Melissa Helps out in the office and keeps our studio running! She handles customer service, and our day to day activities!