Debra Collier's School of Dance
Debra Collier's School of Dance
 

Studio Hours

    M-W: 12:30p-9p
    Th: 12:30-8:45p
    F: 9:30a-5p
 
 
Debra Collier's School of Dance Debra Collier's School of Dance Debra Collier's School of Dance
 
 
 
574-267-7055
 

Faculty

We are proud to offer an extensive faculty of highly-qualified and caring teachers. Every studio teacher has been trained in our methods and principles. The studio staff is experienced in all areas of dance and continues to further their education in new styles and methods of teaching.

Debra Collier, MDE, began her dance training at the age of seven and has been a professional instructor for 37 years. To stay current in her field, she regularly attends workshops, seminars and master classes instructed by today’s prominent dance authorities. As a member of the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Deb received master certification from CNADM after completion of a required research paper and hours of training. Following five years as Principal and three years as President-Elect, Deb was named CNADM President in August of 2010. During her three-year term she was responsible for the organization’s 100th year celebration in addition to her regular duties. She served as a faculty member for the Indiana Annual Dance Workshop in Indianapolis for 12 years and was the founder of Class Act Dance Troupe. Deb has provided choreography for elementary and high schools, the Warsaw Civic Theater, Grace College and demonstrations for various organizations, elementary and pre-schools.

Amy Clay, MDE, began dancing at the age of three at Verleen’s Studio of Dance in Amsterdam, New York. She celebrated her 25th season of teaching at the studio in 2016 and is also our office manager. She was accepted as a member of CNADM and obtained Graduate Certification in 2001. She received her Master Dance Educator certification in 2013. Amy has served as Sergeant-at-Arms for the CNADM Board of Directors, as a member of the committees for membership and promotional items and also as chairman of the competition committee and exhibitors committee.

Kristina Collier, MDE, has been involved with dance for many years and has experience in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe and musical theater. She has been a studio instructor and office staff member since 1998 and joined the staff of CADT in 2000. Kristina instructs numerous workshops throughout the community as part of the studio’s Outreach Program. She continues her education by attending the CNADM training schools and conventions where as a member of the association, she received her Master Certification in 2005.  Kristina was recognized as the CNADM Member of the Year in 2014 for inspiration to other dance educators and community involvement in the arts.

Claire Kois has excelled in dance since beginning her training at age eight.  She traveled and performed with Class Act Dance Troupe for many seasons, allowing her to study with numerous master teachers and perform with such programs as Disney’s Magic Music Days, CNADM Dance & More, and for the Harlem Globetrotters.  Claire completed our Teaching Training program and joined our faculty in 2016, where she has been instrumental in expanding our Hip Hop program.  She was accepted into membership by CNADM in 2017 after successfully completing written and demonstrative testing in multiple styles of dance.  

Rosalyn Miller began her training in ballet, but quickly added other styles as her passion for dance grew.  As member of Class Act Dance Troupe she has a strong performance background, as well as experience working with numerous master teachers.  Rosalyn has participated in the CNADM Ballet Forum and Dance & More program, allowing her to learn and perform original choreography at the CNADM Annual Awards Banquet and Ballet Gala.  She was one of the first attendees ever to complete all five levels of the CNADM Student Honors testing program and was accepted into membership by the organization in 2016, upon completion of additional testing.

Tammy Seibold, MDE, began her dance education at age six. She celebrated her 25th season of teaching in 2014 and has been a member of our office staff since 1991. Tammy has been the director of Class Act Dance Troupe, Inc. since 1992 and oversees the troupe’s community presentations and annual performance. Tammy also collaborated with Deb to provide choreography for two musical productions by Grace College. She attended Grace College studying elementary education and learning disabilities. Tammy continues to attend the fall and summer CNADM conventions, where she was accepted as a member of the association in 1997 and received Graduate Certification in 2003. Tammy received her Master Dance Educator certification in 2013.