Meghan Reimers – Director

Meghan received a BA in Dance Movement Therapy/Psychology from Barat College. She is a former company member and guest artist of Judith Svalander Dance Theatre. Reimers has had many wonderful performing opportunities including the Jazz Dance World Congress in New York and Chicago and with the Prairie Spirits Dance Ensemble – one of the first American companies ever to perform at the Prague International Dance Festival in the Czech Republic. Meghan was on faculty at North Shore School of Dance for eight years, and is the resident choreographer for Wauconda High School. She lives in Volo with her husband Chad and their daughters Lesleigh, Charlotte and Georgia.

Colleen Berkowitz

Colleen followed her passion for dance to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and graduated with a B.A. in Business Management and a minor in Dance. She has performed and choreographed for many university productions as well as the Chancellor’s Inauguration, the American College Dance Festival and the Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival. As a loyal advocate of the Arts, Colleen is excited to continue sharing her love of dance with students for many years to come.

 

Anna Erdman

Anna studied locally at the Dance Academy of Antioch, as well as Talent Forum. She has had the anna headshotopportunity to study under many famous choreographers and her performance credits include (but are not limited to) Dance Chicago, Carnival, Chicago Tap Theatre’s Tidings of Tap and The American College Dance Festival Association. Miss Anna was a member of Footprints Tap Ensemble and performed throughout Chicagoland with them. She also had the privilege of dancing with Framework Dance Chicago during their final season in 2013-2014. Miss Anna is currently attending the College of Lake County studying to become a Sports Medicine Physician with a minor in dance. Anna is very excited to join our dance family and be able to pass on her passion to her students.

Jenny Barreca

Miss Jenny began her dance education at the Grayslake Park District at the age of three. She graduated magna cum laude from Grand Valley State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in dance and minor in general business. During her time at Grand Valley, she received the “Upper Division Dance Scholarship” and had the privilege of performing in guest artist works by Richard Bowman, Autumn Eckman, Mark Haim, and Simon Thomas-Train. Her work “comPULSE” was selected by faculty to perform in the GVSU Spring Dance Concert in 2018. Since graduation, her solo piece “‘flawed…’” was selected to perform in Joel Hall Dancers and Center’s 2018 “Dances in the Hall” choreography showcase. Jenny is thrilled to return to the Grayslake Park District to teach dance.