Dawn Schulberg – Owner
Dawn has been working in the dance industry for over 30 years and has been instructing for over 20. Dawn was the producer, director, and choreographer for several productions including; Guys and Dolls, American Pride, I’ll be Home for Christmas, Emmanuel, Journey to Bethlehem, A Christmas Carol, and Rollin’ Down the River, to name a few. Dancers look forward to coming to the studio because of her passion for dance and the enthusiasm and dedication that she brings!
Cassie Norgren has been dancing since the age of three. She has studied all types of dance, and is a former member of the tap company “Keane Sense of Rhythm Youth Tap Ensemble”. She has studied dance at Broadway Dance Center and Steps in New York where she received training from choreographers such as Jared Grimes, Derek Grant, Germaine Salsberg, Ray Hesselink, and Lynn Schwab. She has performed with the “Chicago Human Rhythm Project” and has taken class from great artists such as Lane Alexander, Diane “Lady Di” Walker, and Jeni LeGon. She has also had the privilege to work with the Prior Lake Players and choreographed for “Grease” and “The Wizard of Oz.” Cassie loves working with kids and enjoys watching the progress that all of her students make from year to year!
Callie Schulberg is experienced in all forms of dance but specializes in Lyrical, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop. After graduating, she moved to New York City to train at Broadway Dance Center as an Intern. She was fortunate to work with various notable instructors and choreographers such as Jeff Amsden, Sheila Barker, Michele Assaf, Kat Wildish, Michelle Barber, and Luam. After New York, she then took an opportunity to travel to Tropea, Italy to study and perform at the Broadway A Tropea Festival where she worked with such artists as Desmond Richardson, Mandy Moore, Wes Veldink, and Jessica Hendricks. Callie is a former company member of Crash Dance. She feels blessed to be able to pursue her love of dance not only as a career, but also as a performer, teacher, and choreographer.
Tiffany Boozier – Office Manager/Instructor
Tiffany began her love for dancing at the age of three and trained, performed and competed at the studio, high school, collegiate and professional level. After studying dance and business at the University of Minnesota, Tiffany began her career managing the Twin Cities largest dance retail store; Step ‘N Stretch, for 10 years. She then strengthened her business management skills further by working for an international corporation as the HR Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO. In 2014, Tiffany accepted the position as Office Manager at Premiere and is responsible for the billing, data entry, registration, and many other day-to-day business operations. Tiffany is the former Head Coach and founder of the Prior Lake High School Dance Team program, and also has an extensive background in event coordination by managing many local dance team invitationals and competitions. Along with running our Hot Kix program, and teaching many other classes at Premiere, Tiffany is also currently the Varsity Assistant Coach for the Faribault Emeralds Dance Team. Tiffany has been an instructor with us since 2001 and she enjoys sharing her enthusiasm and passion for dance with all of our dance families!
Kelsey Sanchez began her training and love of dance at the age of 5, after she graduated high school she moved to New York City to continue her training at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Soon after she continued her training as in Intern at Broadway Dance Center where she studied under multiple choreographers. Kelsey has been seen dancing with Billboard Hits dance artist Sylvia Tosun, Freedom Williams, Rae, Sasha Gradiva, and many others. She has danced with the New York Titans Dance Team, Kelly Peters Dance Company (KPDC), Derek Mitchell (Morph Dance Company) and Urban Dance Alliance (UDA). Kelsey has taught at many studios including Broadway Dance Center in NYC. She teaches all styles including, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Contemporary. She has choreographed for the Timberwolves Dance Team, St Bens Dance Team, The Mystic Lake Dancers, Recording Artists Salena Dabbs and Otis. Her choreography has also been featured opening for Bret Michaels, Rib Fest, Masters of Illusions and the Mystic Lake Commercial. She has been a judge at Backstage Dance Competition, National Dance Showcase and Triple S Dance Competition. Kelsey really enjoys teaching kids and sharing her passion of dance with others, can’t wait to see you in class!
Casey is originally from the Twin Cities. He began his Classical Ballet training with the Metropolitan Ballet Academy. Casey recieved private coaching and instruction from Tatiana Berenova, former Bolshoi Principal and Prima Ballerina. After completing his training, he has danced professionally with several of the Ballet and Dance Companies in the Twin Cities area including: Ballet Minnesota, Cities Classical Dance Ensemble, Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, Continental Ballet Company and Metropolitan Ballet . He was also a company member of the Ohio Dance Theatre of the Cleveland area. Casey is currently the lead male dancer with the Continental Ballet Company. Casey is excited to be on staff at Premiere Dance Academy. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and love for classical ballet and inspiring and encouraging the artistic side of his students.
Originally from the Twin Cities, Courtney has danced since the age of 2. From ages 4-18 she danced competitively with everything from productions to solos. She has been teaching dance for 7 years. She has been classically trained in all areas of dance, with an emphasis in ballet. She has a true connection to dance and teaching. She is currently in school to become and Elementary Education Major, in hopes to become a Kindergarten Teacher. Courtney feels incredibly grateful and honored to be a part of the Premiere family.
Kayla was born and raised in Minnesota, where she developed a strong passion for dance at the age of 4. She has trained in many different styles and danced competitively in studio, high school and at the collegiate level. She was a 4-year member and 2-year captain of the Minnesota State University-Mankato Dance Team, where she helped lead her team to a National Championship title in 2016. She graduated from there with a degree in Exercise Science and pre-concentration in Occupational Therapy. Kayla is currently on the fall coaching staff at Benilde St. Margaret and is going into her 3rd season coaching the competitive varsity dance team at Lakeville North High School. For the past 6 summers, she has enjoyed teaching and traveling throughout the Midwest with a dance company called Just for Kix. Kayla is very excited and honored to be going into her 2nd year teaching at Premiere Dance Academy.
Carolyn Rupp has grown up dancing at Premiere Dance Academy since the age of five. With training from ballet to hip hop and everything in between, she has thoroughly enjoyed studying and performing in a range of styles and productions as a company member of Premiere. In addition to performing and competing, Carolyn has had the privilege of working with student companies around the Midwest as a principal dancer, as well as choreographing and assisting with various projects over the past three years. Carolyn’s musical training and background have greatly influenced her performing, and she is grateful for the many opportunities in art and music that have shaped her dance artistry. She is committed to pursuing dance performance, choreography, and instruction in the coming years.
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Katie Perrier-Front Desk/Office
Katie Perrier was born and raised in Prior Lake MN. Katie’s passion for dance started at the age of 8 years old when she entered her first dance class, she danced until the age of 18. She is lucky enough to have three daughters who share her love for dance. Her daughters have trained and been a part of the Premiere family for the last 16 years. Katie has enjoyed working the front desk at Premiere for the last 10 years and feels very fortunate to be able to assist all of the wonderful dancers and families. Katie has especially has enjoyed witnessing and being part of Premiere’s constantt growth and feels very grateful to part of the Premiere family!
Nicole Boe-Front Desk/Office
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Heidi Jensen-Front Desk/Costumes
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