MEET OUR INSTRUCTOR TEAM

OWNER/DIRECTOR

Jana Owen has been teaching ballet for over 20 years and is known for her dynamic teaching style & attention to detail.

JAZZ/LYRICAL DIRECTOR

Amy Faimon has been teaching, choreographing and judging for 30 years and is known for dynamic teaching style.

BALLET DIRECTOR

Trudy Souba began her dance training at the age of six. Her passion for the art form led her to train specifically in ballet.

BALLET MISTRESS

Sharon Rogers is the former Associate Professor of Ballet and Regisseur for Friends University Ballet program.

GUEST BALLET INSTRUCTOR

As a Principal, Soloist, Department Head, and Teacher, Stan Rogers and ballet have been synonymous for many years.

TAP DIRECTOR

Courtney Runft received her early dance training at Rogers Ballet with Sharon Rogers and Stan Rogers at Friends University. 

HIP HOP DIRECTOR

Known for her high energy classes and love of "swag", Miss Quinse has brought out the true Hip Hopper in her MDM students. 

MUSIC THEATRE DIRECTOR

Payton, a Wichita native, began her dance training at the age of 3 at Kansas Dance Academy where her love for dance grew.

JAZZ / CONTEMPORARY

Hot off the set of The Prom & Chicago, Chad Vaught is happy to share his knowledge & dance passion with MDM.

BALLET/JAZZ/LYRICAL/CONT

Nadia graduated in 2019 with her BFA in Dance Performance Magna Cum Laude at Wichita State University.

BALLET/CONTEMPORARY

Heather gained the foundation of her training in Wichita under the direction of Nancy Hervey & Jill Landrith. 

BALLET/TINY DANCERS

Kelly Johnson, a Wichita native, received her dance training under the direction of Sharon and Stan Rogers.

BALLET /TINY DANCERS/JAZZ

Ashlynn Esgro, an MDM alumni with a passion for ballet, joins the MDM staff while pursuing a future career in Physical Therapy

BALLET / JAZZ

Marcee Harris has been teaching dance for over 20 years and is one of MDM's original instructors.

HIP HOP / JAZZ / TAP

Kyra Mandrigues is thrilled to be sharing her love of dance at the place she considers her "home".

HIP HOP

Aviance earned her BFA in Performance Dance emphasis in Modern from Wichita State University.

JAZZ / HIP HOP

Kaylee has been dancing for 20 years and has a passion for all styles of dance. She enjoys teaching all ages and all skill levels. 

ACRO / HIP HOP / JAZZ

Arashae has spent her life dancing. With a recent certification in Acrobatic Arts™ she has grown & developed the Acro program.

MEET OUR SUPPORT TEAM

BUSINESS

MANAGER

Danielle Holtzman is a former CPA turned dance mom to 4 girls (and 1 golfer boy!) who thinks organizing and planning is fun!

OFFICE MANAGER

TINY DANCER INSTRUCTOR

Originally from Texas, Courtney has been dancing since the age of 6, but her most loved role is that of "mom" to Daisy.

CO-COSTUME MANAGER

BILLING ASSISTANT

Amy is a process genius and uses her degree in Student Development to bring organization & structure to the MDM team.

CO-COSTUME MANAGER

FRONT DESK ASSISTANT

Jenny has a love for children and organizing. She using her gifts to help make the MDM dancers feel beautiful on stage.

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