Faculty Bios

We would like to introduce you to our talented faculty.

Together we will work to carry out The Dance Factory Mission:
To create an exciting, educational, artistic and progressive environment where children learn the art of dance and expression.


Miss Kara

Co-Owner
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Kara has been involved with The Dance Factory for the last 33 years. She earned a degree from Washburn University in Early Childhood Education. Kara enjoys teaching tap, hip hop and jazz to a variety of age levels. She has attended many dance conventions including Tremaine and West Coast Dance Explosion, as well as professional classes in Los Angles to further her dance education.


Miss Megan
Co-Owner
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Megan began studying classical ballet at the age of four with June Landrith and the Metropolitan Ballet of Topeka. At the age of eight, she also joined the Dance Factory family where she studied for ten years. Megan was involved in competing, attending numerous dance conventions, and spent a summer with the Virginia School of the Arts for ballet intensives. While attending the University of Kansas, Megan was a Rock Chalk Dancer and a member of the Art In Motion Dance Company. Megan earned a degree from the University of Kansas in Sport Management and Business and is thrilled for the opportunity to educate young dancers.


Miss Nichelle

Nichelle grew up dancing at the Dance Factory for 15 years as a student, 9 of those competing in all styles. She attended Washburn University where she danced and competed with the Washburn Dancing Blues for 3 years. She then taught at the Dance Factory for 2 years before pursuing her career as a Health and Wellness Coach. Dance has always been her passion. Nichelle is overjoyed to be back at the Dance Factory, as she calls it - "her forever home", and we are all beyond thrilled to have her back!


Miss Grace

Grace has been dancing at The Dance Factory from the ages of 3-18, two of those years on the performance company and seven on the competition company. During her time at The Dance Factory, she traveled to several competitions and conventions and also took classes in Los Angeles three summers in a row. In 2017, she graduated from Seaman High School where she was on the dance team all four years as well as captain her senior year. While majoring in Film and Media studies and minoring in business and dance at The University of Kansas, Grace has also been assisting/teaching and was welcomed back to her "second home" at The Dance Factory.


Miss Sierra

Sierra danced at The Dance Factory from ages 2-18 and was a part of the Competition Company and Performance Company. She has been teaching for the past three years and is excited to be back at her home!


Miss Katelyn

Katelyn has been a part of the Dance Factory family for 22 years. She started dancing at the age of 4 and came back after graduating to teach. This is her third year teaching at the Dance Factory. Katelyn has a degree in Early Childhood Education and teaches Early Childhood Special Education in the Seaman district. Katelyn loves working with students of all ages and is so glad to be back!


Miss Bri


Miss Taylor


Miss Andie


Miss Chloe


Miss Tateum

ABOUT US

The Dance Factory, Topeka's leading dance studio, creates an exciting, educational, artistic and progressive environment where children, ages 3 - 18, learn the art of dance and expression.  At our dance studio, we instill a passion for dancing in our students that will carry them through life. We don't just teach dance lessons, we teach life lessons.

CLASSES

At our dance studio, we instill a passion for dancing in our students that will carry them through life. We don't just teach dance lessons, we teach life lessons.Dancer from the Dance Factory dance studio in Topeka, Kansas doing splits on railroad tracks - Classes

PERFORMANCES

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PROGRAMS

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GALLERIES

Dancer from the Dance Factory dance studio in Topeka, Kansas jumping over railroad tracks - GALLERIES