MEET THE TEACHERS

About Academy of Dance Arts

Academy of Dance Arts has a staff of very qualified dance teachers. Our teachers are here to help you begin or improve your dance. Contact Academy of Dance Arts today to sign up for one of our dance classes or browse our website for more information about our dance schedules and enrollment. Contact us and enroll in our dance classes today!

Meet the Teachers

Lindsay Stammer, Director of Academy of Dance Arts

Lindsay has been the Director of Academy of Dance Arts since September of 2000 after having trained and performed with the studio for fifteen years. Studying under the direction of Roberta Rehberg-Boorse and Michelle Azzolina, Lindsay is trained in Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip-Hop. Her wide range of dance techniques guides her in overseeing the studio as it grows under her leadership.

Lindsay's performance credits include Summerfest, Festa Italiana, State Fair, Disney World, Lakefront Festival of the Arts and the Milwaukee Rock Opera. Under her direction, ADA has traveled to perform at Disney World in Florida and in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In addition to directing the studio, Lindsay teaches the kinder dance through elementary levels and all levels of Jazz and Tap. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

Rebecca Boldt

Rebecca is happy to be in her twenty-fifth year with the Academy of Dance Arts. She began dancing under the direction of Roberta Rehberg-Boorse, taking Ballet and Tap. As the years went on she added Jazz, Hip Hop and Pointe to her class load. In high school, she began assisting and teaching children of all ages. As a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she continued teaching at the studio while earning her degree in Early Childhood Education, where she graduated with honors.

After graduation, she went on to become a kindergarten teacher at a private school while continuing to work with the students she loves at the dance studio. She is also a member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin and the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, where she earned her certification as a dance teacher.

Amie Ferrante

Over the span of a 30-year performing career, Amie has performed with Oak Park Civic Ballet, Beverly Ballet of Chicago, Dance Odyssey, Jazz Dance Chicago, Factory Dance Company, Dance Spectrum, Liturgical Dance Company and numerous television programs in Chicago and Milwaukee. Her teaching credits include a certification by Dance Educators of America and as an Associate Member of the Fred Astaire National Dance Board. She has also had invitations to teach ballet for Milwaukee Dance Connection under the direction of Allyne D. Gartrelle, MTSU in Nashville, TN, and various other dance studios, universities, and companies across the U.S. 

Ms. Ferrante has provided dancers and Choreography for Bob McGrath of Sesame Street over a 7-year span during his performances at Kids Fest at the Marcus Amphitheater. She was a resident consultant at Milwaukee High School of the Arts from November 2004 through June 2008, teaching classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, theater dance, tap, and ballroom. In addition, she also choreographs musical production for the West Allis Players and Shorewood Players.

Emily Boyd

Emily began studying dance at the age of 2 at Accent on Dance Studios (AOD, Waukesha, WI) under the instruction of the late Mary Cummings (former AOD owner), Kellie Plath (current Owner / Director), Carrie Bohlmann (Co-Owner Virtuoso Performing Arts, Chicago, IL) and Annie Conway (Co-Owner Virtuoso Performing Arts, Chicago, IL). She attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she studied dance and quickly returned to AOD where she was trained as both a student and teacher. Emily continued her education through competitions and conventions taking master classes from highly regarded choreographers such as Wade Robson (So You Think You Can Dance, Brittney Spears, N*Sync), Sonya Tayeh (So You Think You Can Dance, Adrenaline), Mandy Moore (So You Think You Can Dance) and many more. Her choreography has been awarded at both the regional and national level. Emily currently teaches Tap, Jazz and Lyrical on top of choreographing for the Junior and Senior Jazz Companies.

Alisa Ferrante

Alisa is happy to be back for her seventh year with Academy of Dance Arts! Alisa Ferrante has been dancing for 24 years and teaching for 12 years. She studied dance at numerous different dance studios and majored in dance at Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts and Milwaukee High School of the Arts. While in High School she was an apprentice with the dance company The Milwaukee Dance Connection. Then went on to study dance at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee where she graduated with her B.F.A in Dance. During her time at UWM, she created numerous pieces of work for dance composition classes all of which she danced in as well as performed in Summer Dances 2012 in Luc Vanier’s piece Bobs Palace and in Summer or 2012 worked with Luc Vanier and other dancers to help create and perform “Somatohphobia.” Throughout her dance career she has studied as many styles of dance as possible, including Ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, African dance, hip hop, musical theater and some basic ballroom. She has been in, assisted choreographed and worked on makeup in numerous musicals around the area, including All Shook Up, Beauty and the Beast, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, The King and I, Guys and Dolls, Seussical the Musical, and The Wedding Singer all with West Allis Players, and The Producers and Annie with the Shorewood Players. She has also choreographed and assisted choreographed School House Rock Live Jr (Milwaukee Youth Theater), Footloose the Musical, Peter Pan and Cats at Wauwatosa West High School, Footloose the Musical at Waukesha North High School, A Chorus Line and Godspell at Waukesha South High School and Legally Blonde at Preble high school. As well as choreography, she also teaches dance at Milwaukee High School of the Arts. She also started teaching for the program Mad Hot Ballroom / Tap. Alisa’s greatest passion in life is dance and loves to spread her love for dance through teaching!!!

Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen began dancing at the age of three. Her first training and performance experiences were with studios in Utah, Wisconsin, and Iowa and since that first day of class, her love of dance has grown. Ballet has always been her main focus. While in high school, she studied at the Milwaukee Ballet School and attended their Summer Intensive program for many years. She began her collegiate studies at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied under many great professors. Ms. Allen came back to Milwaukee and continued her training at the Milwaukee Ballet School. She was accepted to the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Dance Dept where she earned her BFA Magna Cum Laude in May of 2012. Currently, she is working towards her Masters of Business Administration degree. Ms. Allen is very happy to be a part of Academy of Dance Arts teaching faculty and is very excited to share her love of dance with her students.
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