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MEET OUR INSTRUCTOR TEAM

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OWNER/DIRECTOR

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

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JAZZ/LYRICAL DIRECTOR

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

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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.

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BALLET MISTRESS

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

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GUEST BALLET INSTRUCTOR

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

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TAP DIRECTOR

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

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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. 

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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.

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JAZZ / CONTEMPORARY

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

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BALLET/JAZZ/LYRICAL/CONT

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

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BALLET/CONTEMPORARY

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

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BALLET/TINY DANCERS

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

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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

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BALLET / JAZZ

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

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HIP HOP / JAZZ / TAP

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

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HIP HOP

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

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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. 

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.