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.

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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!

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 had a tiny Ballerina, Isabella born July 2016!

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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 10th year teaching at UDA. I also 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

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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!

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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!

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Morgan 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!"

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Lillie Chudacoff

This is my first year assisting at UDA, but I have been dancing here for 4 years, and previously 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.

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Claire DuPont

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay with a Dance Minor and Coaching Certification and have spend the past 10 years choreographing high musicals, show choirs, youth gymnastics camp routines and half-time performances. I was a member of the dance team and cheerleading squad in both high school and college, performed at the Capitol One Bowl in Florida and even got to be a cheerleader for the Green Bay Packers. I'm excited to share my passion with all of you!

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Emily Beyer

This is my first year assisting at Unity. I have been dancing since I was two years old, with five of those years being here at UDA. My favorite styles of dance are ballet and tap. I go to school at Fox Valley Lutheran High School, where I also competed with my school's dance team. I am so proud of what everyone has accomplished this year and am excited for next year!