Studio Owner & Dance Teacher - Miss Savanna Spindelman
Savanna Spindelman is the proud owner of Savanna Rose Dance Studio She has been teaching dance since she was 15 years old. She has graduated from Dance Masters of America's Teachers Training School in New York and is certified to teach ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance through Dance Masters of America. She has also passed ballet exams through the Cecchetti Council of America with high honors. She teaches ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, musical theatre, and hip hop. Miss Savanna also teaches and judges dance competition auditions at Dance Masters of Michigan events. Her student, Lucas Rohlfs, is the current Mr. Dance of Michigan 2023 - she attended the national competition in Atlanta, GA with Lucas to compete for the title of Mr. Dance of America in July 2023. In Atlanta she continued her education through convention classes during the trip.
Savanna is a graduate from Adrian College, with a Bachelors degree in Arts Management and Associates degrees in Dance and Business Administration. She is also a dance professor at Adrian College - teaching dance fundamentals, jazz, tap, hip hop, musical theatre, modern, dance composition and choreography, and independent study dance courses at Adrian College. She has been invited by the college to choreograph routines for the AC Marching Band and Musical Theater productions.
She is also a member of the Brooklyn Kiwanis Club, as well as the Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce. Savanna Loves the Irish Hills area, and grew up vacationing at Wamplers Lake and her family moved to the Irish Hills when she was 10. Savanna Rose Dance Studio is a proud to be part of the Irish Hills and Village of Brooklyn.
Savanna has an overwhelming passion for dance, and devotes herself to creating a positive and fun atmosphere for dancers, through fulfilling our studio mission "To empower and inspire dancers to grow in confidence, integrity, and their passion for dance"
Miss Skye Taylor - Dance Teacher
Skye grew up dancing at Jan's Dance Connection since she was 3, and continued all the way until she graduated from Columbia Central HS in 2018. She passed multiple ballet exams through the Cecchetti Council of America with high honors. She taught/assisted in dance classes since she was 14, and has taught her own classes for 5 years now. She is an award-winning dancer, and has attended many different workshops and conventions. She has studied Cecchetti ballet, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, hip hop, tumbling, and tap. Miss Skye teaches our "Orange" Jazz competition team. Last season Miss Skye brought our Orange Jazz competition team to a First Overall Win!
She is a Graduate of Jackson College in the Dental Hygiene program. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist full time.
"Teaching dance really is my hobby. I love it so much! Instilling hard work, determination, and confidence into my dancers is so rewarding. Especially when they prove it to themselves on stage! Dance will never leave my heart." - Miss Skye
Miss Jaclyn Pulka - Dance Teacher
Jaclyn has been dancing for 16 years. She was part of Jan's Dance Connection's Senior Competition Team. She has been an assistant teacher throughout high school, and has been teaching dance for 4 years now. She has studied Cecchetti ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, and hip hop dance.
Jaclyn is a graduate from Napoleon High School. She is currently attending Jackson College, working towards a degree in Graphic Design. She is an intern for Jackson College in the corporate & continuing education department.
Jaclyn teaches tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, and musical theater at Savanna Rose Dance Studio this year.
Miss Kaliana Waluck - Dance Teacher
Kali has been dancing since the age of 2 at Jan's Dance Connection (which is what our studio was previously named) and now is a Senior at Napoleon High School. She is a graduate of Napoleon High School (2023) and attended the Jackson Career Center and received her Cosmetology license. She is currently attending Spring Arbor University to study Health & Fitness.
Kali has a great love for dance - and a passion for teaching and performing in the style of ballet. She has attended workshops and conventions through Dance Masters of Michigan.
Kali has much experience working with children through her Church programming, dance classes, and babysitting. She also has 3 younger sisters who dance at Savanna Rose Dance Studio.
Kali teaches ballet at Savanna Rose Dance Studio
Miss Audrey Ousley - Dance Teacher
Audrey has been dancing for 16 years, and has been on our competition jazz, tap, production, and lyrical teams.
Audrey is a graduate of Hanover-Horton High School class of 2022. She was involved in many sports including soccer, softball, volleyball, Girl Scouts, and NHS in addition to competitive dance throughout high school. She is currently attending Jackson College to study Nursing and also working at Henry Ford Health to help those in the community.
Audrey was a participant in the Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program during her Junior year of high school. She received awards for talent (a tap routine), scholastics, and a finalist award.
She is an energetic and entertaining performer in solos, duets, and group dances. She received special judge awards for her work with her duet partner Lucas Rohlfs.
"The most meaningful achievement I have made through dance is my personal growth and self-confidence. Through dance, I was able to take the stage as a soloist and overcome my fears."
Audrey teaches tap, jazz, hip hop, pom, and musical theatre at Savanna Rose Dance Studio
Miss Tori Hubbell - Dance Teacher
Tori has studied dance since the age of three and started teaching dance at Jan’s Dance Connection at age 14. Throughout her dance years she has won multiple awards as a soloist, competitive dance team member, and choreographer. She has studied Cecchetti ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop.
Tori was the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman of Jackson County and won scholarships in Interview, Talent, Self-Expression, Physical Fitness, and Audience Choice.
In 2019 Tori became a licensed Community Health Worker. She is an instructor for Matter of Balance Fall Prevention and is certified in Mental Health First Aid.
Tori is currently the Marketing Coordinator of the Irish Hills Regional Chamber of Commerce and enjoys supporting her community.
Last but not least, she is a proud mom to her two sons Teagan & Logan. Tori is excited to share her love for dance with them and her students. Watching her dancers improve and grow as individuals is something she holds close to her heart.
Mr. Lucas Rohlfs - Guest/Substitute Dance Teacher
Lucas Mr. Dance of Michigan 2023! In January 2023 Lucas competed at Dance Masters of Michigan's Solo Title Event - and he earned the title of "Mr Dance of Michigan." He attended the national competition in Atlanta, GA for the title of Mr. Dance of American.
He has been dancing for the past 7 years, 3 of them including competition team involvement.
Lucas is a Columbia Central High School graduate 2023. He has been involved in school musical productions and school marching/concert bands. His leadership roles in school include President of the Student Senate and President of the Key Club at CCHS.
He is a vibrant performer - receiving overall and special judge awards for his solo work, and for duets with his duet partner Audrey. He has participated in musical productions at the Jackson Potter Center,
He is attending Western Michigan University for a Major in Musical Theater and minors in Dance and Business.
Lucas teaches Musical Theater Hip hop, jazz, and tap at Savanna Rose Dance Studio