Staff

[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

[frame src="https://d4tojj50fblbf.cloudfront.net/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

[frame src="https://d4tojj50fblbf.cloudfront.net/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

[frame src="https://d4tojj50fblbf.cloudfront.net/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

[frame src="https://d4tojj50fblbf.cloudfront.net/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

[frame src="https://d4tojj50fblbf.cloudfront.net/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

[frame src="https://d4tojj50fblbf.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_7945.jpg" width="285" height="300" lightbox="on" title="Trisha Griffith – Tumbling Instructor" align="left" ] Hello! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Trisha Griffith, I am 40 yrs. old and I am married with 3 children. I have a strong gymnastics

[frame src="https://d4tojj50fblbf.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_7899.jpg" width="235" height="325" lightbox="on" title="Jennifer Novacek - Office Manager" align="left" ]Jennifer Novacek attended UNL and began her career as an Assistant Manager for the National Bank of Commerce in Lincoln. However, Jennifer is most proud of the job she

[frame src="https://d4tojj50fblbf.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_7969.jpg" width="215" height="300" lightbox="on" title="IMAGE_TITLE" align="left" ]Before joining Ballet Nebraska last year, Whitney Walsh trained at the California Dance Theatre and performed leading roles with Pacific Festival Ballet. As a trainee with The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago from 2012-2014,

[frame src="https://d4tojj50fblbf.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_7998.jpg" width="275" height="300" lightbox="on" title="IMAGE_TITLE" align="left" ]Laura Skold was born and raised in West Des Moines, Iowa. She trained at School of Classical Ballet and Dance and performed with Ballet Des Moines before spending her final year of high