Producing Performers & Educators
Over the past 15 years, our competitive team (Water Street Dance Company) has produced professional performers and educators who credit much of their success to the self-esteem, poise, and grace developed here at Just Dance Home of Water Street Dance Company. Not to mention, the formation of strong, supportive friendships lasts a lifetime for our dancers.
Congratulations to former Competitive dancers, Jaci Layman and Megan Armstrong, on becoming a part of Ashleyliane Dance Company in St. Louis. We are so excited to watch you continue to grow as dancers!
Congratulations to our former students and Competitive dancers, Megan Bernier and Regan Fairfield, on becoming a Chicago Luvabulls! We are incredibly proud of their hard work, determination, and dance skills!
Where our dancers are now…
Emily A. is attending the University of Evansville where she participates on the Acettes dance team. (She is pictured here second from the right.) She is majoring in Exercise Science and is part of the pre- Physical Therapy program.
Summer T. came to WSDC during her high school years and then joined our competition team. She was accepted into Columbia College Chicago’s dance program, where she is currently working on her Bachelor’s in Dance. In the future, she plans to go on to do the Master’s in Dance/Movement Therapy.
Megan A. was a dance major at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. She participated on the Lionettes dance team for two years and then concentrated on the dance program. She also danced with Ashleyliane Dance Company in St. Louis.
Allison LaHood is attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a member of 3 Spot Dance Troupe, a registered student organization on campus. 3 Spot performs pieces choreographed and danced by students. Allison will have the opportunity to show her choreography in 3 Spot's fall and spring shows. In the future, she hopes to compete in swing-dancing.
Abbey S. began competitive dance with Water Street Dance Company at the age of 6 and continued through high school. She participated for four years on the University of Wisconsin-Madison dance team. Some highlights include performing in the Rose Bowl parade and football game, as well as the NCAA basketball Sweet 16/Elite 8 tournament in Anaheim, CA. She also competed in the jazz and pom categories at the Universal Dance Association National Dance Competition each January at Disney World, Orlando. Abbey is now on Just Dance staff and we are so excited to have her back!
Julia F. participated in the University of Illinois Illinettes Dance Team. After graduation, she moved to LA to pursue a dancing, singing, and acting career!
Cassidy S. started dancing at the age of 3 and began competing with Water Street Dance Company at the age of 7. She continued dancing with WSDC until graduating high school. Cassidy attended St. Ambrose University, where she participated on the Varsity Dance Team. After graduating, she plans to earn a master’s degree in occupational therapy.
Regan F. attended The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated in 2011 with a concentration in contemporary dance. Now living in Chicago, Regan is dancing with the original American jazz dance company, Giordano Dance Chicago, as a member of the second company, Giordano II. She is a member of the Luvabulls dance team!
Anna Y. was part of Water Street Dance Company in high school. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has since worked with the likes of choreographer Marty Kudelka, Poreotics, Academy of Villains, Dance 2XS Mexico, Puzzle League (Chicago), and many other highly esteemed acts. Currently, Anna is an instructor and choreographer for City Dance Peoria, a nonprofit. Anna also teaches summer intensive classes at Just Dance Home of Water Street Dance Co. She travels to Los Angeles and New York to pursue training opportunities and hopes to continue sharing her passion for dance.
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