Meet Our Team

Professional and Experienced

Changing Lives and Building Relationships Through Dance. 

Owner, Founder, Manager, Competition Director, Instructor, Choreographer

Leah Stupeck

Bachelor of Science in Dance Performance and Education from Ball State University20 years performance and teaching experienceNational dance competition title winning teacher and choreographerState and national title winning dance team coachAward winning choreographerNational dance competition judgeProfessional dance training in NYCProfessional dancer

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Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor

Katie Tuttle

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Indiana University. Katie worked in the Cardiopulmonary rehab department at Dekalb Hospital and Luthern Hospital before managing the Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Fitness Center at St. Joe Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Instructor and Choreographer

Heather Glosson

Bachelor of Science in Dance from Ball State University. Professional dance training in LA and NYC Company member of dance. Kontemporary Fort Wayne Dance Collective’s Touring Company cast member of over 30 regional theatre productions.

Instructor and Choreographer

Natalie Bearman

Natalie started dancing at a very young age. She joined Steppin' Out Studio of dance in Fort Wayne in 2014 and stayed until she graduated in 2014. Natalie was part of the competition team where she learned and competed in various styles including: ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and modern. After high school, Natalie spent two years at Ball State University studying accounting. She also continued her love for dance by joining two dance organizations on campus; a hip-hop only group called "Outlet" and another all-style ensemble called "Operation Black Out".

Instructor and Choreographer

Tessa Leins

Acrobatic Arts Certification, Alixa Flexibility Certification, USA Gymnastics Certified Acrobatics Instructor, USA Gymnastics Certified First Aid Safety and Risk Management Instructor, Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach.

Instructor and Choreographer

Joshua Omar Espinosa

Josh has been dancing Hip Hop for as long as he can remember. He came to the United States from the Philippines five years ago. Since then, he has been introduced to styles he never knew existed. During his senior year of high school, he was introduced to dance studios where he learned new styles including: jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and tap. Since then, he has been involved in many dance performances in the Fort Wayne area. Josh is currently a nursing student at IPFW and is planning on continuing his education after graduation to get his masters in Nurse Anesthesiology. Along with his studies, he teaches Hip Hop at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective and is a choreographer for Shawnee Middle School.

Instructor and Choreographer

Samantha Cooke

Samantha has been dancing since she was 5 years old, and instantly fell in love with dance. She danced for two different studios in Fort Wayne studying and competing in Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical and more. She continued dancing through college at Purdue University studying Organization Leadership and Supervision with minors in Dance and Communications. She started teaching classes in college, and moved back to Fort Wayne after graduating and continued teaching. Since college, she has become Acrobatic Arts Certified, and she is also Leap n Learn certified. Samantha, now, has been married for 5 years and has an adorable five year old son, named Nate. During the day, she works in independent medical coding and billing with her mom, and spends nights teaching for her second family, Ratio Dance.

Instructor and Choreographer

Gabbie Mckibben

Gabbie began her journey with dance at the age of three and by eight began competing with various studios around the Fort Wayne area. Joining the SACS dance team program in sixth grade she found her passion for dance and leadership and continued with Homestead Dance Team up until her senior year. After a season with the Madame Ants, Pacers Dance Team Affiliate, she has focused on her love for teaching and helping kids.

Instructor and Choreographer

Nikki Prichard

Nikki is the owner of AMP Tap Board, a portable tap floor business that just started in March of 2020.
She has been a professional choreographer for over 20 years. Most recently she choreographed for the Showboat Branson Belle in Branson, Mo. She has choreographed at amusement parks such as Cedar Point, King’s Dominion, Va., Kings Island, Oh. Carowinds, N.C. and Dorney Park, Pa. Nikki has won 8 international choreography awards for amusement parks. She choreographs for NBA half time shows, America’s Got Talent finalists, The
MOTHMEN, recording artist, Chaz Robinson, On the Fly Entertainment, studios, dance teams, show choirs, and pageants. She is a dance convention teacher and judges for a number of different companies, most recently joining the Dancewerks team out of Chicago, Ill. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Theatre with a minor in Dance from Ball State University and is an Acro Arts certified instructor. As a professional performer, she danced on Carnival Cruise Lines, Legends In Concert, the Isle of Capri Casino’s, Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, the Carousel Dinner Theatre, Cedar Point, a featured tap dancer with the Duke Ellington Orchestra NYC, the Elvis Birthday Tribute Tour, The Magic of Tim Hill, and many others.

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Head Cheer Coach

MaKenzie Snider

Coach Kenzie danced for fifteen years and taught recreational and competitive dance for seven years. She has won various dance competition awards and is a three time Nexstar National Champion Choreographer. Coach Kenzie is going into her second year as the head cheer coach for DeKalb High School. In May of 2021, she will earn a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Purdue Fort Wayne. Coach Kenzie is beyond excited to train athletes and prepare them for their next steps in their cheer career. 

Assistant Cheer Coach

Shayla Vance

Coach Shayla is a senior at the University of Saint Francis in the Social Work program. She will be graduating May 2021 with her BSW. Coach Shayla started dance and cheerleading when she was five years old and cheered up until her junior year of college. She has experience with competitive cheer as well as sideline cheer. She has coached cheer at DeKalb High School, alongside Coach Kenzie, for two years. Coach Shayla cannot wait to take on this new adventure!