With decades of experience, our faculty works with dancers to excel at traditional and creative dance.
Janice has been the director of the Performing Arts degree at Iowa State University since 1984 . She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in ballet from the University of Utah and attained her Master's degree from Kansas State. Ms. Baker has taught for the Des Moines Ballet School, Kansas State University, Iowa Arts Council, Metro Arts, Iowans for the Arts and VSA of Iowa.
Carrie Ann is our studio manager here at The Dance Place.. She teaches our tumbling 1, 2 & 3 classes and is also substitutes for other teachers when needed. She has been involved with the New Vision Dance program and Iowa Dance Theatre as a coordinator for many administrative tasks.
Carrie Ann started working here in support of her children and of her strong belief in the transformative power of dance.
Ken started preparing for the stage at age 2 years when he began training with a retired Vaudeville acrobat. He received a B.S. in Health and Human Performance from Iowa State University. He has performed all around the country with dance studios, circus troupes, and community theaters. Having worked with mentors around the globe Ken bring a wide range of skills to our classroom.
A graduate of Roosevelt High School, a student of the Lind Dance School and rehearsal director for Iowa Dance Theatre, Gabby is a knowledgeable and engaging instructor.