Maren Madsen is a former member of the nationally-ranked University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Dance Team and a former instructor for Universal Dance Association. She has danced professionally with the Eau Claire Dance Festival and also was an original cast member for the Confluence Dance Project; a production of the UW-Eau Claire Dance Department. She has continued her education through classes at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City and Millenium Dance Complex in Los Angeles. She is excited for her first season with Dance Unlimited!
Kristi Loeck has been dancing since the age of 3 at her home studio in Marshfield, WI. Kristi has studied many styles of dance, with her main training being in ballet and modern. Kristi was on her high school's dance team, and continued to dance while attending the University of Minnesota where she completed her degree in Elementary Education.
Sophie Boisvert attended high school at Main Street School of Performing Arts, where she graduated with an honors arts endorsement in Dance in 2016. Sophie will graduate from the University of Minnesota in December of 2019 with a BA in Dance. She has participated in countless performances at venues across the Twin Cities, and has appeared in music videos for local and national artists. Sophie has been teaching dance for over four years and loves sharing knowledge with her students.
Gretchen Novak is the Owner & Director of Dance Unlimited. Gretchen has studied all styles of dance, with an emphasis on ballet. She enjoys working with all age groups, from toddlers to adults, and brings proper technique to the classroom while practicing a fun environment. Gretchen continues to increase her exploration of dance through trainings, specialty programs and participation in performance opportunities. She believes that dance is a life-long treasure to be enjoyed at any age! Gretchen is also a certified gymnastics coach, fitness trainer, and yoga instructor.
Christy Dobbratz has been dancing since the age of 3. She graduated from St Olaf College in Northfield, MN with a BA in Dance and a concentration in Management Studies. . Her favorite dance styles include modern, tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, and many different forms of cultural dance from around the world. She also enjoys filming and editing screendances and serves as a remote video editor for a NYC company. Christy is excited for her second season with Dance Unlimited!
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Kayla Sullwold started dancing when she was 8 and competed from age 12-18. She has an associates degree in arts and is pursuing a degree in public health with a physicians assistant intent at Hamline University. Her favorite dance styles include lyrical, jazz, ballet, and tap. She is very excited to begin her first season teaching at dance unlimited!
Alaina Sieben has been dancing since she was three. Alaina is excited for her second season at Dance Unlimited. Alaina graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Stout, where she was a member of her college dance team and the university’s dance ensemble. Alaina has been trained in Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical, and High Kick. After years of competing, she is excited to spread her love for dance by inspiring young students to fall in love with dance the same way she did!
Mara Rosenberg Mara began her dance training in Madison, WI, During this time, she trained with members of River North Dance Company and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. After high school, Mara joined the Madison Contemporary Visions Dance Company, a professional contemporary company. Mara's previous teaching experience includes studios in Madison, WI and Grinell, IA, as well as summer intensives. Mara's favorite part of teaching is creating connections with students and families and telling stories through dance.
Ashley Klatte-Olson began dancing at age 3 and competed throughout high school and into college. While in college she traveled to Australia for six months where she joined a local Aussie dance company and performed in their dance showcase. When Ashley arrived back in the states she performed in many dance productions at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, where she received a minor in Dance. Ashley loves to teach dance for all ages in multiple genres.
Kirsten Brenden has been dancing since age 3 and holds a BA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. Her training includes ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and musical theatre. Through intensives and conferences, Kirsten has had the privilege of performing in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Seattle, WA. She looks forward to her third year of teaching at Dance Unlimited!
Klarissa Stovall began dancing at age 3 in Wisconsin and grew to become passionate about competitive dancing both through the studio and while participating on her high school’s dance team. Klarissa graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth where she continued to dance throughout her four years. She is trained in jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, kick, modern, musical theater, productions, pom, and ballet. Klarissa enjoys teaching all age groups and loves being able to connect with her students through dance. Klarissa is excited to begin teaching at Dance Unlimited!