Our Teachers

Dance Arts Gillette has an amazing staff with a collective goal to support and inspire students in all our levels. Our instructors are former Professional Dancers, Certified Dance Pedagogies or hold Degrees in Education, Music and Dance. Together, we raise in the bar in Quality and continue to educate ourselves for the betterment of our students.

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Kara Felmlee
Cecchetti USA Certified
Founder/Director

Kara has been in the Dance Profession for over 25 years. Receiving most of her training in Denver, CO, she studied dance at the Denver Contemporary . . . 

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Dr. Lee Sowada
DPT
Pilates and Dance Conditioning

Lee was born and raised in Wyoming. She enjoyed dance throughout her childhood and teenage years, so much so she pursued dance in College. . . 

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Cory Cartwright
P.B.T. Certified
Ballet, Modern & Contemporary

Cory was born in Starkville, MS and moved to Gillette in elementary school.  By participating in local musical theater productions as a kid, Cory discovered . .  .

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Lindsey Lundvall
Cecchetti USA Certified
Primary Division

Lindsey grew up in Rapid City, SD and began dance training at Prima School of Dancing at the age of 3. She studied a variety of dance styles including ballet . . .

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Lidia Aguilar
Cecchetti USA Certified
Ballet & Jazz

Lidia was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley/ South Texas and joined the Dance and Drill Team her sophomore year of high school.  She grew so . . . 

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Stephanie Elliott
Jazz

Stephanie was born and raised in Wyoming and started taking dance classes when she was 3 years old. She has continued to study dance . . . 

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Guest Teachers

Dance Arts Gillette is blessed to have many professional connections in the Dance Community. We invite amazing guest Teachers & Choreographers from across the country to Gillette to work with our Students. Our goal is to provide our dancers with as many opportunities as possible to expand their knowledge and enhance our their training experience.

FROM OUR STUDENTS & FAMILIES . . .

"I cannot put into words how amazing Dance Arts Gillette is! The professionalism, knowledge and talent of the staff  surpasses all expectations. The teachers work hard to challenge their dancers while also making them feel confident & proud of their current skill. If you want your child to advance as a dancer and as a person of confidence and integrity, Dance Arts Gillette is a perfect fit." - Lacey & Doug Baker