Teachers

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Studio Owner & Dance Teacher - Miss Savanna Spindelman

Savanna Spindelman is the proud owner of Savanna Rose Dance Studio  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.  

 

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.  

Savanna Spindelman is the local director for the Distinguished Young Women of the Irish Hills Scholarship Program.  She also participated in the program in high school, and was an overall self expression winner class of 2016.  She is also a member of the Brooklyn Kiwanis Club, as well as the Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce.  

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 Ashlee Pelham - Dance Teacher

Ashlee has been dancing since the age of two. She studied ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, and contemporary at Encore Dance Studio. She was also a member of the Junior and Senior competition teams. While dancing for Encore Ashlee took master classes through Tremaine Dance Convention, and attended the regional and national dance competitions. She has won many awards at competitions for solo and group dances. She teaches classes for all ages, and she also teaches ballet for our "Purple" and "Orange" competition teams.  

 

She is a current student at Adrian College working towards a degree in Secondary Education and English, and Dance. Ashlee is also a four-year member of the Adrian College Dance team. While on the team Ashlee has competed at Canam Nationals and won a national title. She has also competed at NDA Nationals in Daytona, Florida.

 

Ashlee is the former Lenawee County Fair Queen and also competes in the Miss America Organization.

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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 and is employed as a Community Education Assistant. She is an instructor for Matter of Balance Fall Prevention and is certified in Mental Health First Aid.

 

She is a proud new mom to her son Teagan and loves working with people of all ages. Tori currently teaches all forms of dance at Savanna Rose Dance Studio and teaches our "Yellow" jazz competition team

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. 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 as well as tumbling this year.  

 

She is in her senior year of college at Jackson College in the Dental Hygiene program.  She will be a RDH in less than a year.

"I absolutely love that I still get to teach dance as my hobby! There’s no better feeling than dancing!" - Miss Skye

Miss Lexie Holt - Dance Teacher

Lexie has been dancing since the age of 8. During that time she studied tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, acrobatics, and contemporary. She was on the Dance Dynamics competitive team for 5 years until moving to her mom’s dance studio. This will be her 8th year teaching dance to children all the way to adults.

 

Lexie is currently attending Adrian College - pursuing a degree in music education. She is also a member of the Adrian College Dance Team and the AC marching band.

Lexie will be teaching hip hop, tap, and tumbling at Savanna Rose Dance Studio this fall! 

Miss Jaclyn Pulka - Dance Teacher

Jaclyn has been dancing for 14 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 3 years now.  She has studied Cecchetti ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, and hip hop dance.

 

Jackie is a graduate from Napoleon High School, and was part of the Napoleon Marching Band. She is currently attending Jackson College, working towards degrees in Graphic Design and Photography.

 

Jaclyn teaches tap at Savanna Rose Dance Studio this year, and will be a co-teacher for the Purple/Orange Tap Competition Team.

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