Swiss City Dance
Miss Tori is 17 years old and is a local from Berne, Indiana. She attends South Adams High School. She danced for nine years at Decatur Dance Academy and assisted ballet for one year with Ms. Mackenzie. She took ballet, tap, clogging, hip-hop, jazz, acrobatics, and cheer during her nine years of dance. She has played soccer for 12 years now and plans to play for her 13th year during the fall of 2016. Tori has been apart of the Swiss City Dance staff for one year as the receptionist. Miss Tori hopes to attend St. Francis University, in the fall of 2017, to become a cardiovascular nurse.
Miss Holly began cheering under Jay County High School Cheerleading instruction at age 10. She has a total of 20 years experience in cheerleading, including cheering with the competitive squad, the Gym City Jumpers, and with elementary, middle school, and Jay County High School Cheerleading. As a Jay County cheerleader, she competed in over 20 competitions, all with top 5 finishes, including 1 national title, 3 state titles, and 9 first and second place finishes. She has also competed in stunt, jump, and tumbling competitions, as well as cheered on the sidelines for school sports for a total of 7 years. She has attended several UCA cheer camps, and earned the honor of becoming a UCA All Star and a recommendation to become a UCA instructor. She graduated from the University of Saint Francis with a dual degree in Elementary Education/Mild Intervention and has taught as an elementary resource teacher for three years. Since being married and having three children (soon to be four), she has been the assistant coach for East Jay Middle School for one year, head cheerleading coach at General Shanks Elementary for 3 years, and has judged at several Jay County Cheerleading Clinic Performance Days. She has been an assistant instructor at Swiss City Dance for one year.
Miss Anastasia began dancing at the age of three making this her 19th year of dance. She began her dancing career at Jenni's Studio of Dance in Bluffton, Indiana and later switched to Decatur Dance Academy. She assisted at Decatur Dance Academy for many years. She began teaching at the age of 15. This will be her 7th year teaching. Miss Anastasia has attended numerous dance convention including Tremaine workshops, step with me Stuart, and dance educators of America. She also attended a workshop with Sasha Mallory from so you think you can dance. Miss Anastasia also competed with the dance mom dancers and appeared on their show. In addition to dance miss Anastasia started gymnastics at the age of 8. She later joined a competitive gymnastics team for two years. In the meantime she tumbled for five years. Miss Anastasia graduated from Norwell High School on Ossian, Indiana. While she was in school she was on the varsity cheer squad all four years. Miss Anastasia is currently working at Familia Dental in Fort Wayne as a dental assistant. She is also a proud mommy of a little boy named Eli.
Ms. Hannah started dancing at the age of 3. Throughout her training she has studied ballet, jazz, tap, clogging, irish, hip hop, musical theatre, pointe, lyrical and modern. At the age of 12 she began assisting and at age 16 she began teaching at Decatur Dance Academy. Ms. Hannah has a total of 20 years of dance and 10 years of teaching under her belt. Ms. Hannah has trained under several well-known professionals at various conventions and workshops throughout her dance career. Ms. Hannah is currently married to her husband, Matt. They live in Decatur with their dogs, Maddie and Chloe. She graduated from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. While at the University of Saint Francis, Ms. Hannah continued her dance education by taking college level courses in jazz and ballet. She currently works as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Room at Lutheran Hospital.
Miss Caley is a local from Berne, Indiana. This fall she will be a senior at IPFW studying Organizational and Leadership Supervision with a focus in Human Resources. She has been dancing for 18 years. Her first 9 years of dance she danced at Suzy Fuelling's Dance Academy in Decatur, Indiana. She then danced for 6 years at Razz M' Jazz also in Decatur, Indiana. For the past 3 years Miss Caley has danced at 5678! School of Dance, as well as danced with the IPFW Dancing Dons for 3 years. She has taught dancers of all ages. She has had the privilege to choreograph and be the Assistant Coach for the IPFW Dancing Dons, but has recently stepped down from her position to focus on school. She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and clogging. For 5 years, she was on a competitive clogging team called Indiana Clogging Express. Her clogging team traveled around the Midwest, as well as the South competing in different clogging competitions. Miss Caley has also received many high point awards form competitions in various dance competitions. Unlike all the other teachers, Miss Caley is not married nor does she have children. To make up for it, she has 7 cats in which she loves dearly! She have extremely enjoyed her time her at Swiss City Dance studio and looks forward to all the exciting years to come!
Ms. Mackenzie began dancing at the age of 3 at Dance Ltd. in Decatur, Indiana. She continued dancing with Decatur Dance Academy once ownership switched over in 1999. This is her 23rd year dancing. She is trained in numerous techniques such as acrobatics, ballet, cheerleading, clogging, jazz, lyrical, hawaiian, hip hop, modern, musical theater, pointe and tap. She began assisting at the age of 12 and taught her first class at the age of 17. Since then she has taught ballet, cheerleading, clogging, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, and tap. Whilst she was at Decatur Dance Academy she attended numerous workshops and conventions. She has trained under some well-known professionals in the industry including Sasha Mallory, Marty Dew, Joe Tremaine, and many more! She even appeared on the Dance Moms show in 2014. In addition to dancing Ms. Mackenzie cheered at South Adams Jr./Sr. High School from 7th-12th grade. She was also voted captain her senior year and later went on to coach the South Adams Jr. High Cheer Squad in 2012. After high school Ms. Mackenzie went to St. Francis where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health & Exercise Science. During her senior internship she interned with Tricia Graf owner of Studio 149 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Under Ms. Graf Mackenzie expanded her knowledge of ballet and tap and sharpened her business skills. Currently Ms. Mackenzie keeps herself busy with her husband, Matt and son, Atticus. She will also be teaching the dance classes at St. Francis in the fall of 2016. Ms. Mackenzie is excited for the third year of Swiss City Dance to begin and looks forwards to all the new and familiar faces in the fall!
Our Staff Is Unforgettable!