Heather Hildebrandt started dancing at the age of 5 in Duluth. She competed in local and national competitions from ages 9-18, and performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City! Heather was also a member and captain of her high school’s dance team, and continued her dance training through college. Heather is excited to be teaching at Dance Unlimited for her seventh season!
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 second year with Dance Unlimited!
Alaina Sieben has been dancing since she was three. Having recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Stout, she is excited to start her journey with Dance Unlimited. 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 is so excited to begin her journey with Dance Unlimited. Mara began her 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.
Sydney Enzler earned a BA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She is trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, and modern. She has teaching experience in various genres and ages. Sydney has attended intensives with Shapiro and Smith, Gus Giordano, Hubbard Street, and BoSoma Dance Company. She currently dances with Crash Dance Productions 2 Company of Minneapolis. Sydney is very excited to be teaching at Dance Unlimited this season!
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.
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 is a 2018 graduate from St Olaf College in Northfield, MN with a BA in Dance and a concentration in Management Studies. Dance is the common thread that has connected her life since she started dancing at the age of 3. 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 performs professionally with the Eau Claire Dance Festival of Eau Claire, WI. She is excited to start teaching with Dance Unlimited this season!