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JFK Intensive teachers

Dancers depend on their teachers to reach new levels and accomplish great feats with their dancing. We take pride in our staff. Highly talented, they are committed to challenging you, but also recognize the need to let loose and have a little fun!

Just For Kix Instructor

Alexandra Clough

Just For Kix Instructor & Choreographer
Designer of the Alexandra Collection
Danced in Superbowl XLV with The Black Eyed Peas
Coach of Brainerd, MN Warrior Dance Team “The Kixters”
Studio trained at Stroia Ballet/Just For Kix
Team Minnesota

Brittney Schubert

5th year staff member
Trained at Brainerd Just For Kix Studio
4 year member and senior captain of the Brainerd Warrior Dance Team
2 year member and 2 time national champion on the University
of St. Thomas Dance Team
Performed onstage at the Superbowl with Beyonce
Works as Instructor, Camp Marketing and Youth Programs at Just For Kix
Just For Kix Staff Member

Adina Bellanger

10th year staff member
Coached Sauk Rapids-Rice Dance Team '10-'11
Member of first Intern Scholarship Professional Program at
Broadway Dance Center
Original member of "Pushing Progress" a Contemporary
Jazz Company in New York, NY
Danced in the opening act for Drake at the Wild 94.1 concert in Tampa, FL.
Lives in Clearwater, FL and will be opening her own Dance Studio,
Pearl "Studio" in 2014
Team Minnesota

Kelsey "KV" Villwock

6th year staff member
Trained and now teaches at Brainerd Just For Kix Studio
4 year member and senior captain of the Brainerd Warrior Dance Team
4 year member and team captain of the UMD 2 time national champion dance team
Recent graduate of UMD with a degree in Excercise Science
Founder Stroia Ballet Company

Carlos Stroia

Founder of the Stroia Ballet Company
Debuted at age 14 in the Vienna Stats Opera, Vienna Austria
Past member of the Campagnia-Clasico Cosi Stefanescu in Italy
Represented Romania at the International Ballet Competition in Varna Bulgaria
Has danced professionally in over 26 countries
Team Minnesota

Marissa VanDanacker

4th year staff member
4 year member and captain of the Blaine Bengalettes
Awarded All-State and All-Conference for 2 years
Heather Habeck Award Winner
Member and choreographer for the Winona State University Dance Team
Choreographed national title winning routine for Winona State
Team Minnesota

Grace Gilbertson

Danced on "Team Minnesota" at National Dance Competition
Just For Kix Camp & Studio Instructor
Team MVP, received All State Honors and Academic All State Award as
Brainerd Warrior Dance Team "The Kixters" Captain
Top 15 finisher in Miss Dance Team USA
Team Minnesota

Alli Spieker

3rd year staff member
4 year member and senior co-captain of the Brainerd Warrior Dance Team
Trained at Stroia Ballet Company and Just For Kix Studio
Received MVP, All-Conference, All State, All Tournament and Heather Habeck Award
Represented MN at Miss Dance Team USA, 1st Runner up in Senior division
Teaches at Just For Kix Duluth, MN and Superior, WI
Fall Coach for the Duluth East Dance Team
Staff Member Dance Shoppe

Danielle Pfeiffer

Trained at North Force Dance Company
Former member of the Andover Dance Team. Awarded Rookie
of the Year and All Conference
Former member of the 2-time National Champion University
of St. Thomas Dance Team
Current instructor and choreographer at North Force Dance Company: Blaine, MN.
Guest Instructor

Derek Scheisel - Guest Instructor

Trained at North Force Dance Company and
Summit Dance Shoppe for 12 years
Trained at University of MN Dance/ 2 years
Dance Instructor for North Force Dance Co.; Blaine, MN
Competed in the Vegas round of
So You Think You Can Dance auditions



2012 Summer Intensive Staff dancers