Meet Our Staff


Every one of our instructors is completely committed to offering the best instruction and support to our students. The Dance Warehouse staff is a group of professionals with over 30 years of combined teaching experience. Our instructors are committed to ongoing training through local conventions and yearly travel to New York’s Broadway Dance Center. They have a fresh approach to teaching the best technique and offer outstanding choreography to their students. Our staff prides itself on being positive role models to every student while offering them an exceptional dance education.

Read on to meet our teachers and learn a little bit about their backgrounds!


Tracy Standal, Owner

Tracy has been dancing since the age of three. She began competing and performing during high school, both with studio dancers and as a captain of the Benilde St. Margaret’s Dance Team. Her studies include training with members of Keane Sense of Rhythm and Flying Foot Forum, as well as local and national conventions. Tracy has been teaching dance for 17 years. Many of her tiny preschool dancers have grown up to be members of top ranking high school teams, college dance teams, and some to even be teachers! The dream of opening her own studio was realized in August of 2004. Tracy takes great pride in being a positive role model for the children she teaches and hopes to bring a love of dance to every child she encounters!


Anna Bachman Itman

After many years of studio training, Anna continued her dance education at St. Olaf College. She earned a B.A. in Dance and graduated Cum Laude. As a freelance choreographer, Anna’s work has won numerous national awards, including the 2002 Universal Dance Association (UDA) National Pom Title, and has also been commissioned by the University of Kansas, Sam Houston State University, North Dakota State University, the University of Delaware, the Minnesota Timberwolves Extreme Team, and the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders. Anna is a former seven year UDA Head Instructor, teaching high school and college aged dance teams across the country. She was also the Midwest Territory Manager for UDA for four years, and coach of the National Champion Eden Prairie Pom Squad.

 

Heather Larson

Heather began her dance training at the age of five. She has since studied at the Trollwood Performing Arts Camp, the Red River Dance Company as well as Broadway Dance Center in New York. She has also studied extensively with members of the Flying Foot Forum and Jazzdance. She has worked with L.A. based choreographers Jackie Sleight, Mark Meismer and David Carter. Heather has been teaching and choreographing for 15 years. Many of her students have gone on to dance for nationally ranked college dance teams as well as professionally. We are excited to have Heather and all that she has to offer her students here at The Dance Warehouse!


Teri Clement

Teri is a welcome addition to The Dance Warehouse staff! Her amazing sense of humor and love of kids is unstoppable in the classroom. She grew up dancing all styles, tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, musical theater and hip hop. She began teaching 8 years ago and has led many dancers to win numerous awards both locally and nationally! Teri’s love of dance led her to create a performance dance company “Imagine” in the fall of 2005. She has studied at local conventions, and continues to learn through various Master class offerings throughout the Twin Cities. Her passion for dance and teaching is contagious, we’re excited to have her as part of our studio.

 

Trey Barber

Trey brings his own signature style to The Dance Warehouse. Trey has worked with Jesse McCartney, Jamie Lynn Sigler and Radio Disney artist LMNT. Trey’s choreography has been featured on HBO Family, ABC’s The View, NBC, ESPN, and the Oxygen Network. He has performed and choreographed numerous routines for the NBA, NCAA, professional dance companies, industrials, and various television projects. His passion and talent are truly inspiring and every class offers a challenge for his students.


Kelly Clement

Kelly is a true dance enthusiast with over 35 years of experience. She began dancing at the age of 3, and joined the UDA Champion dance team at Eden Prairie High School. From there, she went on to study at the Barbara Barker School of Dance, serve as captain of the U of M dance team, and even spent three years as a Minnesota Vikings cheerleader! She is not only known for her relevant choreography, but for her ability to pull an emotive performance out of dancers of all ages. Kelly has a passion for sharing & cultivating the art and connection of dance with students. She lives to talk loud, teach, dance, & smile!

 

Casey Hall

Casey has had a lifelong love of dance! After 15 years of studio training, she taught camps for the Universal Dance Association. She studied Marketing at the U of M where she was the co-captain of the Gopher Dance Team and a student at the Barbara Barker School of Dance before spending 3 years as a Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader. Her passion for choreography has led her to work with many impressive teams including the nationally-ranked University of MN Dance Team and Eden Prairie Pom Squad. Her teaching style empowers students to be true performers and tell a story to the audience. She lives with her husband in Bloomington and thanks God for the gift of teaching dance!


Stephanie Fellner

Stephanie received her early training at The Children’s Theater Company, the Mpls Conservatory School and MDT. Stephanie studied on full scholarship at the Alvin ailey Dance Theater. While training there, she was awarded an additional scholarship to study at the London Contemporary School. She has been a dancer with Ballet of The Dolls in Minneapolis for the past 18 years. Stephanie’s recognitions include being awarded the McKnight Fellowship for Dancers, the Sage Award, in addition to being voted “best dancer” in the Mpls City Pages ‘Best Of…’ edition. Stephanie is the proud mother of two teens and is thrilled to be part of The Dance Warehouse team.

 

Tara Hayes

Tara has been dancing and competing since she was 4 years old. She started dancing at Metropolitan Dance Alliance, where she studied ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical. In 2003, Tara came to The Dance Warehouse as a student. She finished out her last 4 competitive dance years here. While she attended the University of Minnesota completing a BS in Kinesiology and a BA in Child Psychology, Miss Tara continued her career at the Dance Warehouse assisting and teaching. She loves children and teaching dance and can’t think of anywhere else she would rather be than at the Dance Warehouse!


Jessica Howells

Jessica has over 20 years of dance experience. She started her dance training as a studio dancer for 10 years. She was also a member and captain of her high school Varsity dance team at Eden Prairie High School. Jessica continued her dance career in college at the University of St. Thomas where she was a member for 4 years. During her time on the team they won two National Championship titles and she was fortunate to serve as captain of the team. Currently Jessica is the Eden Prairie High School Dance Team head coach and works full-time for Varsity Spirit Fashion as a design/sales rep. In Jessica’s spare time she loves to spend time with her husband Brett, dog Fletcher and their friends and family. She feels so fortunate to be a part of the Dance Warehouse Staff and strives to inspire all dancers at TDW to love dance as much as she does.

 

Regan Saunders

When she was young, Regan would dance throughout the house to the accompaniment of her sister’s piano playing. Since that time, she has tried to find every opportunity to continue dancing. She has trained in everything from Ballet & Modern to Hip Hop & Breakdancing. Throughout her dance career Regan has performed with Erin Sheppard Presents (Twin Cities Horror Festival); The Phipps Dance Theater; Dances, Chances, Circumstances; the Dragon’s Dance Team and Minnesota PerformDance Productions.Currently Regan is the Director and Choreographer for The Illuminaires, a high-kick precision line through Minnesota Dance Collaborative. She is also MDC’s Assistant Director and Choreographer for their Hip Hop group. Regan is a former Director, Choreographer and Dancer for The Starettes Kickline through Minnesota PerformDance Productions. She has also choreographed for Erin Sheppard Presents and the Dragon’s Dance Team. Her choreography has won awards for studios in the metro area. She is extremely excited to join the TDW family!


Kristen Olson

Kristen has been dancing since the age of five. She was a studio dancer for 9 years, and during High School, was a member of the Eden Prairie Pom Squad. She was a captain her senior year and was fortunate enough to win two National Championship Jazz titles in 2006 and 2009 from the Universal Dance Association (UDA). Kristen continued her dance career in college at the University of St. Thomas where she was a four-year member and two-year captain. During her time on the team, they earned four National Championship titles from 2010-2013, one in Hip-Hop and three in Jazz. Currently, Kristen is a member of a dance company in the Twin Cities called Crash Dance Productions, and when she is not thinking about dance, she spends her time pursuing a career in Online Marketing.

 

Nicole McGuigan

Nicole is a recent graduate from Gustavus Adolphus College earning a Bachelor’s degree in psychological science and dance with honors. She has danced for over 15 years, taking many dance intensives and classes from well-known professionals and guest artists in the field, as well as local Minnesota choreographers and teachers. She has been teaching for the past 5 years around the Twin Cities, working with all ages and abilities of dancers. Most recently she worked for the Joffrey Ballet School as a dance chaperone. In New York, she took classes with the Joffrey as well as Broadway Dance Center, learning from choreographers Sonya Tayeh, Mia Michaels and more. Nicole is very excited to share her passion of dance with her students!


Brinna King

Brinna began her teaching career as captain and choreographer for her high school dance team. Her love for dance continued as she received her degree at Calvin College in sociology while minoring in dance. Pioneering the Calvin College Dance Guild as captain and head choreographer she began the foundation for her true passion. She volunteered at The Salvation Army, mentoring youth and organizing after school activities including dance, and jump rope teams. Her youth groups won local talent competitions. Her passion for community outreach led to a director’s assistant position at The Salvation Army. After graduating, Brinna received an internship at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City, increasing her knowledge in tap, jazz, ballet and hip hop under some of the country’s best teachers. She also studied at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. With over 10 years of teaching under her belt, she has continued to grow as a dancer and choreographer, earning awards for choreography as well as top awards for her students. She has also been honored to judge at Triple S Dance Competition. Brinna has used her dance background to culminate her passion for teaching and help children reach their full potential by expressing themselves through dance.

 

Kate McCall

Kate grew up competing regionally and nationally with The Dance Shoppe taking additional classes with Leslie Daly at Hopkins Dance Center and summer classes at the Tremaine Dance Center in North Hollywood. At the age of 12 Kate began choreographing her own solos, duets/trios while also assisting classes for LA based choreographers John Crutchman, Marcea Lane, Desiree Robbins and Ray Leeper. After winning a scholarship to the Tremaine Dance Center she moved to LA right after graduation. Continuing to guest teach at The Dance Shoppe and Hopkins Dance Center when home she discovered her heart and passion was with working with young dancers and moved back to Minnesota. With 20 years experience teaching, Kate is also a winner of numerous High Point and Choreography awards at Competitions.


Megan Montville

Bio coming soon!

 

Kelly Olson

Photo and bio coming soon!