Dance faculty

Faculty

The highest educational standards are expected from Expressions Dance Studio faculty members. They are lifelong learners who continue to educate themselves through certification programs, teacher-training schools, conferences, and other learning opportunities.

Staff Bios


Meghan Reimers – Dance Director

Meghan received a Bachelors of Arts degree 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 is currently the Assistant Director and choreographer for the Wauconda High School Theatre Department and is attending graduate school at Bradley University for her Masters Degree in Professional School Counseling. She lives in Volo with her husband Chad, daughters Lesleigh, Charlotte and Georgia and their golden retriever Saphira.


Colleen Berkowitz

Colleen followed her passion for dance to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and a minor in Dance. While there, she 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. She currently resides in Lake Forest with her husband Scott, two sons Aden & Coen, and dog daughter Kingston. When not dancing she runs Mama Said Tees, a company spreading love & kindness across the hearts of adults & children. 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 opportunity 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.

For more information, please contact Dance Director Meghan Reimers at (847) 223-7529 or mreimers@glpd.com.