MEET OUR STAFF

Barb Stanley

Director, Instructor

Barb began dancing at the age of 3 and has been part of the QC family since 1986. She became a member of QC’s competition team, competing in numerous local and national competitions.

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Lissa Anderson

Assistant Director, Recreational and Competition Instructor

Lissa began dancing back in 1988 at the age of three at Stage Door of Performing Arts. She spent from 1998 to her graduating year in 2003 competing in top competitions across the nation.

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Tia Goff

Studio Relations Coordinator, Competition & Recreational Instructor

Tia began started dancing at River Valley Dance Academy. She was a member of Chaska Dance Team, where she was a senior captain, All-State, and All-Tournament Team.

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Felicia Sechser

Community Outreach Coordinator, Recreational & Parks and Recreation Instructor

Felicia started dance training at QC Dance at age 3. She participated in competition as well as being a member of TCDC (Twin Cities Dance Court) a non-profit performance company.

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Gabbi Lottie

Recreational & Competition Instructor

Gabbi began dancing at the age of 2 at Stage Door of Performing Arts. She danced there for 16 years spending 14 of those years on their top competition teams. Gabbi spent her time at Stage Door.

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Jenny Whiteley

Specialty & Competition Instructor

Jenny Whiteley has been dancing for over 23 years. She started at Richfield Dance Studio where she took classes and competed with their competition line. READ MORE

Josie Burton

Recreational & Park and Recreation Instructor

Dance has been a part of Josie’s life since she was three years old. She has danced at Dancin’ Feet, Stage Door of Performing Arts, and QC Dance throughout her dancing career. READ MORE

Heather Stencel

Fundraising Coordinator, Birthday Party Coordinator & Recreational Class Instructor

Heather started dance when she was in 6th grade taking tap, ballet, and jazz at QC Dance. In high school she danced on the Blaine Dance Team and was captain her senior year. READ MORE

Dani Block

Recreational & Specialty Instructor

Dani, originally from Sioux Falls, SD, has been dancing her whole life.  She attended Minnesota State University, majoring in Elementary Education, K-12 Dance Education and Dance. READ MORE

Cathy Wind

Tap Competition & Adults Instructor

Cathy Wind is a sought after teacher, choreographer and performer born and raised in the Twin Cities. A Sage nominated educator, Cathy works locally and internationally. READ MORE

Sophie Norris

Ballet & Recreational Class Instructor

Sophie started dancing at the age of 2 ½. She competed with the Dance Exchange in Eden Prairie for over 10 years, where she trained in jazz, lyrical, tap, and ballet. READ MORE

Emma Featherstone

Recreational Class Instructor

Emma has been dancing at QC for 12 years. She currently is a member of the QC competition team. Emma attends school at The Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts. READ MORE

Victoria Sandberg

Recreational Instructor

Victoria started dancing at the age of 3. She began competing at age 5 and this is her 14th year dancing at QC. She’s currently a junior at Blaine high school, where she’s a member of the Blaine Dance Team. READ MORE

Haruna Asanuma

Ballet Instructor

Haruna first started dancing at Omaha Academy of Ballet in her hometown, Omaha, Nebraska. In 2010, she moved to London to train at Laban Conservatoire of Contemporary Dance. READ MORE

Sydney Page

Recreational Class Instructor

Sydney is currently a Junior studying Health Service Management and Public Health at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She danced at Stage Door and Northern Force Dance Company. READ MORE