Our faculty proudly boasts over 75 years of combined teaching experience. With an additional 5+ hours of
continuing education per year per instructor we offer the stability and structure that comes with
experience AND the knowledge of current industry standards.
Instructor: Acro, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop & Lyrical
A Gillette native Angela Hartley has a passion for sharing messages of strong self esteem through dance in our community. As the owner of Live2Dance she gets the opportunity to share her love of dance with people of all ages and abilities. Through regular continuing education Angela is always bringing more opportunities to the community that instill confidence and promote healthy living.
Instructor: Ballet, Pointe & Lyrical
Belinda Hill studied dance while attending college at Black Hill State University and continued her training while teaching. From owning her own studio to being a vital part of the Live 2 Dance faculty Belinda shines Jesus' light in all the things she does. Belinda's love for Ballet shines throughout the Live 2 Dance annual ballet productions that are a part of our spring showcases. Dancer's who work with Belinda enjoy the love she showers over them on a weekly basis.
Instructor: Tap & Hip Hop
Jessica's love of dance began at age 2 dancing at Yvette Sparks Dance Center. There she studied Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Pointe, Musical Theater, Clogging, Irish Step Dancing, and Hip Hop. In 2000, Jessica began her journey as a dance instructor and was glad to continue on with Live 2 Dance. Jessica and her dancers have received many Outstanding Choreography, Entertainment, and Overall High Score Awards throughout the years. Jessica makes great efforts to find, and bring, the most current styles of Hip Hop and Tap to her students using age-appropriate music.
Instructor: Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop & Adult
Donna Packard has been studying dance since 1982, teaching professionally 1984. She has attended many workshops for the since 1982 and has had the privilege to learn from numerous presenters/teacher/choreographers in the dance and exercise field from across the world. Donna is passionate about helping dancers learn how to be strong and develop good life-long healthy living habits.
Instructor: Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz & Musical Theatre
Growing up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area provided lots of opportunity for dance and performance growth when Sellenee began dancing at 2 1/2. Tapping into her love of working with children her instructors had her demonstrating, assisting and instructing as opportunities arose and she just never stopped teaching. Sellenee is passionate about growing confidence in the students she works with; wishing them to know their full potential both in and outside the studio.
Instructor: Hip Hop, Jazz & Contemporary
Ashley started her dance journey at the age of 3 at Yvette Sparks Dance Center, which later reformed as Live 2 Dance. She has had the privilege of traveling all over to take classes from many established choreographers in the dance industry. Ashley found her love for teaching in 2014 and takes pride in bringing the most current trends to class and making sure her students are always striving to broaden their dance knowledge.
Instructor: Creative Movement, Ballet & Tap
Kari is proud to be born and raised right here in Gillette, Wyoming. She began her dance journey as a child and has never stopped loving dance.
Growing up under Belinda & Donna's teaching and experiencing workshops across the area she's ready to starting sharing her love of dance with the next generation. Kari has extensive experience with children as an active member of her church's children's ministry. She looks forward to joining the team as another positive voice of encouraging kids through dance.
Instructor: Music Theory & Musical Theater
Anthony Campese is a traveling artist, who desires to understand the technicalities of every art form.
Through his broad understanding of art, he strives to challenge his students in a comfortable environment where their creativity and passion can thrive freely.
With over 20 years of experience in dance, theater, music, and the technologies associated within each, he hopes to give children and adults the opportunity to find the music that can help translate a deeper understanding of this world.
Tara, born and raised in Gillette, moved to Portland, OR after high school to pursue her passion for the Arts. Teaching Ballroom Dance quickly became apart of her daily life. Over the last 15 years she has taught professionally and independently for Fred Astaire and Arthur Murray Dance Studios, performed and competed in the Las Vegas National Dance Championships, choreographed performed and worked on crew in many showcases, choreographed wedding routines, and helped her students win the local Portland Dancing with the Stars. After taking a hiatus to start her family and further her degree in healthcare she is ready to get back on the dance floor and share her Fire and Passion for Ballroom Dance.
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR: Ballet & Tap
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland Ashley moved to Gillette in 2013. Ashley studied dance starting at the age of 3 at the Susan Ina Dance Studio where she took all forms of dance as well as assisted till she graduated high school. She then took a few classes in college before pursuing a degree in Special Education. Ashley never lost her passion for dance and looks forward to sharing that passion with the students at Live 2 Dance.
Stacie knew from a young age that her life would be as a teacher and has over 18 years of experience working with children that have special needs. She attended Black Hills State University and obtained degrees in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Special Education birth through age 21. Teaching with the Campbell County School District she continued her education through yearly training and has experience in working with all types of therapies, behavioral goals, accommodations, and intervention styles. Within her personal life, she has encouraged all of her own children to dance not only for the love of dancing but also for the amazing benefits that it has for your mind, body, and soul. She is excited to bring her two passions together into the amazing program that Live 2 Dance is offering in Chance 2 Dance.