Jenny Vause – Artistic Director, Teacher
Bree K. – Teacher
Brooke H. – Teacher
Casey M. – Teacher
Dana F. – Teacher
Jessica S. – Teacher
Joe C. – Teacher
As a choreographer for Elements, his work has been accepted into the McCallum Theatre’s Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival and presented as part of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ DanceBridge program and On the Prairie at the Chicago Cultural Center. Caruana was awarded an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship and a Richard H. Driehaus Professional Development grant to develop his original one-act ballet, The Sun King, which premiered in November 2014 as part of the SpinOff series at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Caruana also co-conceptualized and co-choreographed the works Surge and AYA, An Aerial Ballet, with Elements Artistic Director Mike Gosney and Chloe Jensen and Karen Fisher-Doyle of Aerial Dance Chicago.
Kristin O. - Teacher
Kristin began dancing at Evolve when we opened in 2005. She was a member of our competitive teams for nine years. Kristin began as an assistant two years ago, and she has begun teaching classes this summer and will continue this upcoming dance year. We are pleased for her to begin her new role at Evolve!
Megan N. – Teacher
Meg has grown up dancing. She joined the Evolve competition teams in 2009. She was an assistant teacher while attending Rock Valley College to become an elementary school teacher. She studied education for a year at a college in Florida, where she competed on the dance team and helped with choreography as well. She is excited to be back working with the amazing dancers at Evolve and is looking forward to graduating from Rockford University in the near future!
Morgan C. – Teacher
Olivia S. – Teacher
Shannon taught at Evolve for seven years while pursuing her degree in Fashion Merchandising from NIU. She is now a Boutique Team Leader at the Francesca’s located in the Woodfield Mall. Her love for the art of dance, our staff, students, and families brought her back to Evolve this year. Shannon started dancing when she was three years old. She has over fifteen years of experience competing and over thirteen years of teaching various ages and styles. She couldn’t be more excited to be back at Evolve this year, and we are equally as happy to have her back!
Stephanie Spickler began training in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop at the age of 5. She began dancing competitively for Evolve when the studio opened in 2005, and continued to complete solos, duets, and trios until she graduated from Rockford East High School in 2011. During her time at East, she was a member of the varsity dance team all four years. After high school, Stephanie continued to dance for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Dance Team, serving as a team captain her senior year, while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Marketing. Stephanie is a Marketing Specialist at MercyHealth and entering her fifth season as the Head Coach of the Rockford East Dance Team. She is grateful for the opportunity to return to Evolve as part of the staff. Stephanie finds nothing more rewarding than seeing students she works with grow not only as dancers, but as young adults.
Tera E. – Teacher
Valerie B. – Teacher
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