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[frame src="https://thedanceauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Mindy-head-shot.jpg" width="250" height="300" lightbox="on" title="IMAGE_TITLE" align="left" ]Mindy Murphy began her dance training in Omaha over 20 years ago.  She has been extensively trained in ballet, lyrical, jazz, modern, and cheer/pom.  She was a part of a National title winning cheerleading team in high school where she was a UCA All-Star and asked to be a part of the UCA staff. She then continued her education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Minor in Dance. UNL allowed her

[frame src="https://thedanceauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_7902.jpg" width="275" height="300" lightbox="on" title="Ali Schwalb- Instructor" align="left" ] Ali Larsen began dancing 20+ years ago in Edwardsville, IL and didn’t skip a beat after moving to Omaha where she danced at various local studios before finding a home at The Dance Authority. Ali was a 4-year member of the nationally ranked Millard West Dance Team and has had her fair share of screen time on ESPN. Ali earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration focusing in Accounting at Saint Louis University. While in St. Louis, Ali

[frame src="https://thedanceauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_8039.jpg" width="225" height="296" lightbox="on" title="Jason Shimerdla" align="left" ] Jason Shimerdla has been on staff at The Dance Authority since 2001. Jason is one of the studio’s most highly requested teachers and works closely with many of our younger dancers. Jason began dancing at the age of 5 and has studied Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tumbling, Ballet and Tap. Prior to teaching dance full-time, Jason spent 7 years as a preschool teacher. His patience, gentle nature and personality make him a tremendous fit for any dancer in his classes. Classes I Teach: Triple

[frame src="https://thedanceauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_7966.jpg" width="260" height="300" lightbox="on" title="Jessica Raber" align="left" ]Jessica has studied all forms of dance for over 30 years. As a member of “Judy Bourn School of Dance” in Hartville, Ohio, she won hundreds of high score awards and titles as a soloist and group performer. Later, she was a member of the Cuyahoga Youth Ballet and studied at Ohio State University summer intensives. Jessica continued her dancing career in New York City while attending Fordham University Lincoln Center campus. Graduating from The Ailey School of Dance

[frame src="https://thedanceauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/deanna-300x296.jpg" width="300" height="296" lightbox="on" title="Deanna Lundin – Instructor " align="left" ]Deanna Lundin has been with The Dance Authority since it’s opening in 2001. She grew up dancing in the Omaha area with a background in ballet, tap, jazz and tumbling. While in high school she competed in the Miss Dance competition for Dance Masters of America receiving a scholarship in tap, and was also a featured dancer for a movie premier. In college, Deanna was on the dance team for Nebraska Wesleyan University performing at football

[frame src="https://thedanceauthority.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_7956.jpg" width="250" height="350" lightbox="on" title="Katherine Eppink " align="left" ]Katherine Eppink teaches ballet and helps with choreography at The Dance Authority. A member of Ballet Nebraska, Katherine brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and perspective to our ballet students. Katherine is a graduate of the University of Utah where she earned a B.F.A. from the department of ballet. Katherine began her classical ballet training in Des Moines, IA at Iowa Dance Theatre. As a young dancer, she also danced as a part of Utah Ballet, the resident performing