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Ruth Henning

Miss Ruth is the owner and director of Dance in the Light.  Home schooling their 6 children, Jack and Ruth Henning decided to use dance as their children’s primary source of physical education. After six years of dance lessons, Ruth began taking their children out to local nursing homes to spread the word of Jesus to the residents through song and dance. As they continued sharing their talents in the community they became know as ‘The Henning family’ performing hundreds of shows throughout the community at nursing homes, schools, churches, festivals, parades, teas, parties etc. Seeing the need for this on a much larger scale, the Dance in the Light studio was born. Ruth continues to direct, teach and organize the dance studio and operate the apparel store.

 

Emily Hurst

Miss Emily began dance at Dance in the Light at the age of two.  She studies, ballet, pointe, floor barre, jazz, tap, musical theatre and contemporary.  She was also a member of Sole to Soul for seven years.  She also trained with A & A Ballet, Chicago and was a company member.  Ms. Hurst also attended Summer Ballet Intensive programs with Oklahoma City Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet.  She has performed in Indiana Youth Ballet's Nutcracker and Peter Pan for 3 seasons as well as Ballet Legere's Nutcracker for 5 seasons with leading roles.

 

Jaclin Collins

More information coming.

 

Sami Fox

Miss Sami is a professional hip-hop dancer, dancing with Hip-Hop Connixion-Chicago since 2010. Ms. Fox has been a part of a ‘Step up 4’  promo and many ‘Flash Mobs’. Having been trained in ballet, hip-hop, jazz and tap. Ms. Fox has done choreography for high school show chiors, plays, concerts, cheerleaders and parade dancers.

 
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Casey Koerner

Miss Casey received her training at Dance in the Light beginning in 1998, studying acrobatics, ballet, baton, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz and tap. Being a member of Dance in the Light’s performance company for many years provided Casey opportunity to perform in hundreds of shows throughout our area. Ms. Koerner has been seen in both Ballet Legere, and the Indiana Youth Ballets production of the "Nutcracker”. While dancing with the Indiana Youth Ballet in past seasons Ms. Koerner held the title role in the full length ballet "Peter Pan”. Ms Koerner has also been seen in Kankakee Valley Theaters production of "Cats” and "Hairspray” and now “Newsies”.

 

Leah Henning

More information will be coming.

 

Lauren Beatty

Miss Lauren started her dance training at Dance in the Light in 1998, studying ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatic, hip-hop, pointe, and contemporary styles of dance. As a student, she was a member of the performance company for seven years, regularly performing at annual recitals, nursing homes, parades, variety shows, and local festivals. Miss Lauren performed in the Indiana Youth Ballet’s production of the Nutcracker, participated in Ballet Magnificat’s mini-summer intensive, and choreographed for and performed in Kankakee High School’s annual plays and musicals. Miss Lauren began her teaching career while attending Olivet Nazarene University. At Olivet, she performed during chapel services, choreographed for and performed in the annual Ollies Follies variety shows, choreographed for the university show choir, and performed in the Broadway Review. Following her graduation from Olivet, Miss Lauren moved to France to pursue a master’s degree in sustainable business management at the American University of Paris. Miss Lauren is also a certified yoga teacher.

 

Diane Hurst

More information will be coming.

 

Kelsey Reiter

Miss Kelsey started her training at Dance in the Light as well as studios in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. To further supplest her dance education she participated in dance intensives across the country, including Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY. After graduating from High school she moved to Chicago to start dancing with Chicago Dance Crash. With them, she has performed as a guest artist in multiple shows and is currently a company member. She is also a freelance artist and teacher throughout Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Kelsey as had the honor of performing nationally, including twice in Chicago’s own Dance for Life, and in Canada. She now serves as rehearsal director for Moonwater Dance Project and has choreographed, in collaboration with Artistic Director, Mackenzie King, work for their first show and dance on film.

 

Lisa Brill

More information will be coming

 

Kelsie Davis

Miss Kelsie began her dance training at the age of three in Fenton, Michigan. When she was nine, she moved to Indiana and trained at The Tap Academy for eight years. She has had training in tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, hip-hop, and musical theatre. When she was thirteen, she began demonstrating for tap, lyrical, ballet, and hip-hop classes at The Tap Academy, and did that for six years. She has choreographed productions for her home town community youth theatre, including "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Little Mermaid Jr.". Now attending Olivet, she has had the opportunity to dance in the Ollie's Follies variety show, the Halloween Candy Costume Fest, the 2016 musical "West Side Story”, and the 2018 musical “Into the Woods”. She has been a choreographer for the past two productions of Broadway Revue at Olivet, and will be choreographing their spring musical, “Pirates of Penzance.”

 

Miss Mallory

More information will be coming.

 

Tosha Hoadley

Miss Tosha danced at a local studio in Michigan, training in tap and jazz.  She performed in multiple musicals in high school and at the Kalamazoo Civic Theater.  In college she was a member of the dance team at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she performed sidelines and half-time at basketball games, and also competed in Regional and National competitions.  Tosha graduated Aquinas College with a degree in Chemistry, and in 2013,  made the move to Bourbonnais.  She completed 3 seasons with the Kankakee County Lady Soldiers Dance Team.