Denise has over 40 years of dance training and knowledge, trained in the areas of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Lyrical with Knapp School of Dance in Warren, MI where she began taking lessons at the age of four. She has successfully instructed/coached from primary to high school level dance teams in the Metro Detroit area as well as the Mid-Michigan area. Choreographing, instructing and directing multiple dance styles for over 20 years collectively. Over her career as a dancer, coach, choreographer and director Denise has attended numerous summer dance camps, conventions and competitions. She has worked with competitive dance teams at the regional, state and national level receiving instructor certifications along with numerous awards. Denise’s experience as a recital performer, competitive dancer at her childhood studio as well as a member/co captain on her high school dance team have helped her to achieve many personal and business goals.
Jody has extensive experience from Youth sports coaching in both the local Catholic Youth league, AAU, and Special Olympics. He has also served as an Athletic Director. He has the responsibilities of running the studio with Fitness and Music, and you may find Jody doing computer support, building things/upgrades for the studio, maintenance around the studio, janitorial work, or whatever is necessary to help! He also enjoys taking adult tap class and also being a part of the dad’s dance. Jody is also our Vocal, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, and Trombone instructor as well. He also builds & coordinates all the Competitive team props and the Props team.
Miss Sara keeps the KIO office running smooth and she knows where everything is at and can answer all questions. Sara’s daughter and son are dancers at KIO! She handles all the billing and organizing everything in our office.
Miss Teresa holds down our front desk and is there to help you with anything you need. If she doesn’t have an answer, she can help find one for you. She is great helping all the kids in between classes and keeping things tidy!!
Miss Katie specializes in being our Social Media Specialist. You may see her in the studio or at events snapping pictures, working on social media campaigns, or helping out around the Front Desk. Just like Miss Teresa, if she doesn’t have an answer, she can help find one for you. She is also in charge of our fundraisers at the studio!!
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1760 East Grand River Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48823
Closest major intersection
Hagadorn/East Grand River
Next to Gorsiline Runciman Funeral Home
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