Staff Bios

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Liz Konrath, Recreation Coordinator - This is my second year with Unity Dance Academy.  I continue to be amazed with the passion, care and hard work poured into this program.  I love working with our very talented instructors and enjoy watching our dancers' confidence and skills improve throughout the season.  I look forward to the 2018-2019 dance season and all the fun memories we will make! Please send me any  questions or comments at or 832-3944.




Laura Tollefson
- This is my 12th year at UDA.  I danced since the age of 3 here and also at Makaroff's School of Ballet.  I have a degree in Marketing and do dance competition judging for Appleton North Lightning Bolt Explosion.  Thank you to my husband Kyle and my family for supporting my dream job. I love working with all of you!  Live, Love Dance!  A fun fact about me, Kyle and I had a tiny Ballerina, Isabella born July 2016!


KaylaKayla Writt- This is my 10th year at UDA.  I was a student here since the age of four.  I have taken all forms of dance.  Thank you to my husband and parents for supporting my love for teaching with UDA, even though I know you hate me driving so far to do so twice per week!  A fun fact about me is I am a 7th grade geography teacher at Campbellsport Middle School!


Katie Raether
- This is my 10th year teaching at UDA, but took lessons for 10 years here.  I love to watch the kids grow and accomplish their goals.  I get excited for them when they master a trick they wanted!  A fun fact about me is that I just had a little girl in August 2018!



Jennette Peck
- This is my 5th year at UDA, I danced for several years in Marquette MI and taught there for 6 years as well.  I teach Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop.  My husband and I are new homeowners and are parents to a 12 month old Wheaten Terrier named Willow.  A fun fact about me is I played D-3 College Basketball!


Julia Micke
- This is my 3rd year teaching at UDA! I teach Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop.  My dance training came from the Kaukauna Recreation Department Dance Program and I have attended Dance Masters of Wisconsin.  I love Theater and am the Theater Manager for several shows around the Valley. A fun fact about me is I love to bake!


Hannah Ceccon
- This is my 3rd year assisting at UDA.  I have been dancing here for 7 years and have tried all genres of dance.  I want to thank my family for letting me dance and everyone at UDA that helped me become the dancer I am today! A fun fact about me is I am a JV POM State Champ!



Theresa Gagnon-
This is my 3rd year assisting at UDA.  I have been a student here for 11 years taking Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Acrobats.  In addition to Dance, I am on the Appleton East Cheer team, and coached middle school cheer for 2 years.  I am very involved in church and love to sing!  I want thank my parents and my dance instructors for encouraging me to dance! A fun fact about me is I am the fourth of six children!


MorganMorgan Daley- This is my first year assisting here at UDA, and I couldn't be more excited! I love to dance and have enjoyed learning dance over 7 years at UDA, Studio YMCA, Mirror Image and school dance. I will be a senior at Xavier High School graduating in 2019. A fun fact about me is that I want to be a nurse! "When life gives you lemons, just dance!"




Lillie Chudacoff - This is my first year assisting at UDA, but I have been dancing here for 4 years, andpreviously danced at another studio for 6 years. My favorite style of dance is ballet, but I also love jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and pointe! I am a student at Appleton North High School, and am very involved in the theater program, as well as running cross country and track. I want to thank my family for always supporting me throughout my dance journey.






Department Contact:
Phone: (920) 832-5905
Fax: (920) 993-3103

Mailing Address:

100 N. Appleton St.

Appleton, WI 54911




Office: Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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