Aaron comes to South Barrington with a vast knowledge of music and dance. Growing up he was involved in band, choir, and orchestra where he played the Clarinet and Violin. Aaron still loves playing his Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone! Not only is he very musically inclined but he has been dancing for over 10 years. He studied dance at the Missouri Valley College where he was on the Competitive Cheerleading Squad. Aaron was on Competitive Lyrical, Jazz, Contemporary and Acro dance teams as well. He enjoyed being a student of dance so much, that he went on to teach dance to kids, as well coach ICE All Star Cheer. His favorite part of teaching is being able to take students on a journey that leads them to falling in love with dance. Aaron’s favorite dances are the Waltz and Tango, but he enjoys dancing both styles!
Anne is originally from Denmark. She started dancing when she was 3 years old. She participated in her first competition when she was 9 years old. From her first step onto the competitive floor, she knew that dance was her passion! She is educated in all different styles and disciplines of dance. When she was 16 she attended a school specializing in Musical Theater, Jazz, ballet, and contemporary. She was a lead dancer and choreographer for several of the school’s productions. She has an International Baccalaureate Diploma and she recently graduated from International Dance Academy, from Copenhagen Denmark, and Los Angeles USA. She is trained by some of the top choreographers and coaches in the world. She is educated in: Ballroom, Standard & Latin, Ballet, Ballet technique, Jazz, Jazz technique, Lyrical Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Girly style, Dancehall, Locking, Popping, Voguing, Waaking. She is also trained as a professional choreographer. Anne sees dancing as using your body as an instrument to tell the story of the music. She is very outgoing and caring and glad to be a part of the team!
Mark was born in Chicago, IL. He began dancing with Fred Astaire Dance Studios in 2010. After working in Health and Fitness; he loves to bring his energy and positive attitude to the dance floor. Dance is not something you’re born good or bad at; Fred Astaire says, “All the good dancers I’ve known have been taught or trained.” As an instructor at the South Barrington Studio Mark believes atmosphere is the most important. Fun, easy, and energetic lessons are what make dancing such a great experience for our students.
Meghan grew up in the South Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Her competition styles are American Rhythm and Smooth in Pro-Am and in Professional her style is American Rhythm. When asked what she loves most about teaching, Meghan says, “helping people achieve their dreams and goals. No matter how big or small, it is truly rewarding.”
Meghan says the person she admires most is her cousin, Kristen, who taught her to cherish every experience and live with love and passion. One thing most people do not know about Meghan is that her favorite activity next to dancing is snowboarding. She enjoys the challenge of extreme sports!
Meghan enjoys Indie Rock as well as Rhythm and Blues and her favorite dances are the Tango and the Mambo.
Training Director/Studio OwnerKim is a Dyer, Indiana native. When asked what she loves most about teaching she says, “Introducing new clients to the exciting world of dancing!”
One thing most people do not know about Kim is that she has a pet turtle named “Marguerita.” Kim likes Country Music the most and her favorite dances are the West Coast Swing and the Tango
Training Director/Studio Owner
Bill hails from Chicago, Illinois. His competition styles were Pro/Am and Professional American Smooth, Rhythm and Theatre Arts. When asked what he loves most about teaching he says, “Watching the transformation from non-dancer to dancer.”
He says he admires his wife, Kim, the most because “through all the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, she has stood by me with love, bravery and confidence, which has given me confidence to move forward.”
One thing most people do not know about Bill, is he likes playing paintball. Bill enjoys smooth Jazz music and his favorite dance is the Foxtrot.