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DANCE INSTRUCTORS

Index of Dance Instructors:
Jenny Hampton (Dance Studio Coordinator)
Erika Delp (Dance Studio Assistant)
Skye Jimenez
Meg Kremer

Alyssa Martinez
Ashlea Meyer
Bailey Schmidt
Mary Therese Thomas
Alexandra Watts
Alicia Win



Meredith Dennis Jennifer Hampton
Dance Studio Coordinator & Instructor

Jenny grew up in Davenport and went on to the University of Northern Iowa where she graduated with a BA in Theatre Performance. During her time at UNI she worked on shows as an actress, backstage help, and choreographer. She also worked in the costume shop of the theatre department. Jenny was a member of the Orchesis Dance Company on campus and was the secretary of the company during her junior year of school.

Jenny has been dancing since she was 8 years old. She is trained in tap, ballet, jazz, pointe, and modern dance. She moved back to Davenport after graduating college in 2015. She has been teaching at DJT since fall of that year and is excited to now take on the Dance Coordinator position. She enjoys sharing her love for dance with the next generation of dancers!

Erika Delp Erika Delp
Dance Studio Assistant & Instructor
(Teaches: Homeschool Ballet I, Budding Ballerinas)

Erika has been dancing with Junior Theatre for the last 10 years. She has stuck to ballet for all of those years under the awesome instruction of Miss Dorothy Addabo. She has also been trained in lyrical and some ballroom. Erika has danced at revivals and other events around the area including the BIX and Festival of Trees. She has no idea what she would do without dance, and is excited to help others love dance as much as she does!



 


Skye Jimenez
Dance Instructor
(Teaches: Ballet, )

Skye Jimenez is from the Quad City area and started dance at the age of 4. She started dancing at Dance Unlimited and ended at Ballet Quad Cities. Miss Jimenez has been teaching dance since 2013. She started teaching in the Quad Cities then moved to Savannah, Ga where she taught at Coastal Performing Arts Academy. Miss Jimenez has taught ages 1.5-16 and continued her education by taking Instructor classes through dance conventions. Miss Jimenez recently moved back to the Quad City area and we are excited to have her join our team.




Meg Kremer
Instructor

Meg grew up in Mt. Sterling, IL where she was trained in dance and gymnastics at her hometown studio, and was a cheerleader for her junior high and high school. She attended Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL on a dance scholarship from which she received her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and a minor in dance. While there she performed with the University Dance Theatre for 9 semesters and choreographed multiple main stage productions. Meg became Co Chair and director of youth dance clinic for UDT. Meg considers one of her most significant accomplishments of her dance career to be in a piece that she choreographed that's was chosen to perform at the American Collegiate Dance Association. 
Meg has been trained in and studied many different styles of dance. Dance is Meg's greatest passion and she is thrilled to pass that passion onto the young dancers of Davenport Junior Theatre.

 

 

Alyssa Martinez
Instructor

Ashlea has been involved in DJT her whole life, along with her mother and two siblings. In addition to teaching tumbling classes, she is involved in Mainstage productions and teaches makeup at summer performing arts camps. Ashlea frequently costumes shows at the QC Theatre Workshop, including Bat Boy, A Steady Rain, and The Pillowman.

As a tumbler, Ashlea won first in the Junior Olympics in Nashville, TN at 16. She also won a state title in Missouri. She was involved in cheerleading in high school, and holds her AA in Fine Arts from Scott Community College. Ashlea enjoys guiding her tumbling students, and watching them pick up new skills and achieve their goals!

 

 


Ashlea Meyer Ashlea Meyer
Instructor

Ashlea has been involved in DJT her whole life, along with her mother and two siblings. In addition to teaching tumbling classes, she is involved in Mainstage productions and teaches makeup at summer performing arts camps. Ashlea frequently costumes shows at the QC Theatre Workshop, including Bat Boy, A Steady Rain, and The Pillowman.

As a tumbler, Ashlea won first in the Junior Olympics in Nashville, TN at 16. She also won a state title in Missouri. She was involved in cheerleading in high school, and holds her AA in Fine Arts from Scott Community College. Ashlea enjoys guiding her tumbling students, and watching them pick up new skills and achieve their goals!

 

 

Bailey Schmidt
Instructor

Bailey began her ballet training at age two and hasn't stopped dancing since. She is trained in almost every form but mainly in ballet, pointe, modern, and jazz. Bailey has trained many places including Illinois Ballet Theatre, Milwaukee Ballet, and the University of Iowa. She is excited to be teaching kids at Davenport Junior Theatre!

 

 

 



Mary Therese ThomasMary Therese Thomas
Instructor

Mary Therese began dancing at the age of 3 at Crosby School of Dance in Aiken, South Carolina. At the age of 11, after taking tap and ballet, she was admitted into the Aiken Civic Ballet Company. From then on, until her senior year of high school, she participated in many productions put on seasonally by the company including playing the Woodland Fairy in Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty, the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, and the Evil Queen in Snow White, along with many roles in the yearly production of The Nutcracker, including but not limited to the Peppermint Princess and Sugarplum Fairy.

Mary Therese was voted as the Ballet Mistress her junior year of high school, and temporally hung up her point shoes when she moved to Rock Island to attend Augustana College, where she is currently a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience and Biology with a Religion minor. She is so excited to be a part of the DJT Dance Team, in her ballet shoes again, and ready to show everyone how extraordinary a role dance can play in your life!



Alexandra Watts Alexandra Watts
Instructor

Alexandra Watts began her training at the age of three in ballet and tap and is also trained in lyrical, contemporary, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and poms. She was a member of the Oswego High School Varsity Pom and Dance Team, which earned first place at the 2013 IHSA Sectional Championship. She now dances and choreographs for the Dance Company at Augustana College where she serves as Vice President. She is currently a junior at Augustana studying Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has been assisting and teaching at the Oswegoland Park District for five years and has been the choreographer for Limelight Theater Company for four years. This past summer she participated in the Rockettes Summer Intensive in New York where she learned choreography from the Christmas Spectacular and worked on dance technique with the Radio City Rockettes. She is excited to have the opportunity to teach here in the Quad Cities!



Alicia Win Alicia Win
Instructor

Alicia Win has been teaching at Davenport Junior Theatre School of Dance since the summer of 2014. She is a recent graduate of Augustana College, where she graduated with a Bachelors in Communication Studies and Environmental Studies. During her time there she was on Vikettes (poms) team and the Augustana College Dance Company. She was honored to serve as the President of the company her senior year. She is currently working at United Work and would love to answer any questions about the programs and resources currently available. Dance has given her discipline, technical skills, an expressive outlet, incredible memories and long-lasting friendships. She hopes to create a similar atmosphere that fosters her students' confidence, technical abilities, and aspirations.




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