Welcome to UDA.  We are very excited to meet you and look forward to dancing with you this year.  The goal of our dance staff is to provide dance instruction with professionalism, care and passion.

Erin Zintek

Erin Zintek, Recreation Coordinator

Erin is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she started her training under Kellie Plathe from Accent On Dance. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a BFA in dance. Pre-professionally and professionally Erin has danced with Charlotte Adams and Dancers, David Dorfman and Dancers, Poetic Rebound Co., Bill Young, KO& Co., Esther Lapointe, Lyfe Dance Company, Top Shake Dance under the direction of Jim McGinn, and created her own modern company The Erin Zintek Movement Project. During the summer of 2008, she traveled to Brazil to study capoeira and participate in company class with the company Balé Folclórico. Besides teaching dance, Erin is a certified Pilates instructor, certified yoga instructor, and is the co-creator of The Ellové Technique®. She formerly taught at BodyVox, Nike World Headquarters, The Portland Ballet, and Multnomah Athletic Club, where she was the Dance Head Coach to the pre-professional dance company. Erin also served on the executive board for Oregon Dance Education Organization. She is excited to be a part of Appleton Parks and Recreation.

Laura Tollefson

This is my 12th year at UDA. I danced with UDA 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 have 2 beautiful girls!

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Kayla 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!

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Katie Raether

This is my 11th year teaching at UDA! I also took lessons here. I love to watch my students grow and accomplish their goals. I get excited when they master a trick they've been working on. A fun fact about me. My husband Jon and I have a 3 year old son and a 1 year daughter.

Danielle Braun

Alyssa Braun

Chloe Brown

Ellie Debbert

Mary Gagnon

Hannah Ceccom