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

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M, W & Th: 9a-5p
T: 9a-7p
F: 9a-4p

 
 
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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 20th season of teaching at the studio in 2011 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. She has also served on the CNADM Strategic Planning committee.

Nicole Eby grew up in the world of dance, studying throughout her childhood and choreographing for her high school dance team. After receiving her B.S. in Psychological Science and her certification in Child Development, she moved to the area as she started her family. She first came to the studio in 2001 and has been involved in many aspects of the business. She was cast as Mrs. Nicholas in the premiere season of An Enchanted Christmas and has also played the role of a party-goer. Nicole continues to further her education by attending CNADM’s annual conventions and was accepted into membership by the organization in 2013 after successfully completing written and demonstrative testing in ballet, tap, and jazz.

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.