Meet Our Director
Experienced, Dedicated, Passionate.
Cresco - IA Just For Kix Director Kelcie Johnson is at the top of her game teaching Cresco - IA youth technique, confidence and pride!
"Hello, my name is Kelcie Johnson, and this is my second season directing Just For Kix dance classes in Cresco. I live just outside of Cresco with my husband and three children: Nolan, Evan, and Amielea.
In my free time I like to play outside with my kids, listen to music, watch dance routines, learn new choreography, and of course, tackle my Pinterest crafts.
I have been involved with dance for most of my life, and I am so excited to share my love of dance with everyone! I will strive to make sure dancers are properly trained on technique while having a ton of fun learning new dances and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Dancers will have many opportunities to shine at performances, shows, and competitions all season with Just for Kix.
I was a gymnast for eight years, competing as a Level 10 USAG division gymnast all across the country. Ballet was a requirement as I reached the higher levels of gymnastics during the last 4 years. Taking dance classes not only helped me learn proper technique, but it also helped me feel the music and express my emotions while I danced. I was home schooled for many years because I trained for 24 hours per week in dance and gymnastics. All of my childhood memories are in a gym or studio, but I wouldn't change it for the world. After years of wear and tear on my body from gymnastics, I physically could not handle the intensity of gymnastics anymore, but I could still dance! That's when I decided to try out for my high school’s kick/precision/jazz dance team. I loved every minute of it! I loved dancing, I loved learning new choreography, and I loved competing! We qualified for state my senior year of high school, and that is one memory I will cherish forever.
My goal is to provide a fun place for everyone to develop a love for dance regardless of ability. I love being a coach, and it is my passion to encourage everyone to have the confidence to “dance like nobody’s watching”.
I look forward to meeting you!"