Stretch Dance Studio ® 2936 N Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
Meghan Link Camilletti
Meghan Link Camilletti is a professional dancer and an experienced instructor and choreographer. Spending many years as a preschool and elementary school teacher, Meghan understands how to enrich your young dancer. Developing a comprehensive and creative curriculum, she serves as the After School Dance Director at various schools in Chicago and Miami. Meghan graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in Dance and Theatre. Dancing for over twenty years, she is recognized with many prestigious awards for her choreography and performances from The University of Tampa and the University of South Florida. Professional accomplishments include dancing at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. She also danced as a principle member of Revolutions Dance Company of Tampa, FL and as a guest artist with Orlando Ballet. With over ten years experience teaching all ages instructing beginners to professionals, Meghan is thrilled to share her talents through Stretch Dance Studio.
Meet your Instructors
Creative Movement (ages 2-4):
Dates: September 12th-December 19th
When: Saturdays 10am-10:45am
Ballet I (ages 4 and up):
Dates: September 12th-December 19th
When: Saturdays 11am-11:45am
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Fall 2015 Classes
September 12th - December 19th
Dancing since the age of four, Bailey has always been passionate about dance. Bailey received her dance training in Colorado, and then furthered her dance education at The University of Northern Colorado, where she earned a degree in Exercise Science. She trained extensively and performed with 8th Street Contemporary, Danse Etoile Ballet, Meredith Black Dance Company and Ascential Dance Theatre. Teaching in numerous dance schools throughout Colorado, Bailey is so happy to be able to continue sharing her love of dance at Stretch Dance Studio, Chicago.
After School Dance Instrcutor
Kristi Licera began her dance training at age 8 in her hometown, Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Soon thereafter, she began dancing competitively in jazz, ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical, contemporary, tap, and hip hop. Kristi ended her competitive dance career in 2011 with a UDA Division 1 Dance Team title as part of California State University, Fullerton's (CSUF) Titans Dance Team. As a member of CSUF's Dance Repertory Theatre, Kristi had the honor of working with choreographers such as Daniel Charon, Colin Connor, Alvin Rangel, and Jonathan Fredrickson. Upon earning her BA in Dance in May 2014, Kristi joined Keshet Dance Company (Albuquerque, NM), and premiered and toured "a beast an angel and a madwoman" in Italy and Switzerland, which included works by Erika Randall, Maggie Bergeron, Donna Jewell, and Keshet's Artistic Director Shira Greenberg. She also had the pleasure of teaching ballet, jazz, hip hop, and fitness in Keshet's Kinesthetic Learning Laboratory (K Lab) to community dancers, pre-professionals, and local professional dancers. Aside from dancing, Kristi is an active adjudicator for the United Spirit Association and can be seen on both regional and national dance competition panels. Kristi actively teaches youth and adult dance classes throughout the Chicago area and is currently an intern at Thodos Dance Chicago and also in her first season as a Dance Company Artist with Noumenon Dance Ensemble.
Assistant Dance Instructor
Katherine began her dance training as a competitive Irish dancer at the Spirited Soles Academy for Irish Dance in Montville, CT. She furthered her training in ballet at the Imperial Academy of Dance. Ms. O’Toole graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA, where she studied contemporary, modern, ballet, jazz, hip hop, tribal fusion, and dance composition, and performed in both her own works and other student works within the Five College Dance Department. After graduating from Smith, Katherine moved to Madison, WI, where she continued her studies in contemporary, ballet, and dance composition at the University of Wisconsin, and performed in works by faculty member Chris Walker. She currently continues to study at the Lou Conte Dance Studio, and has performed with Perceptual Motion Inc., Redmoon Theatre, Chicago Danztheatre, and other Chicago artists and choreographers.
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At Stretch Dance Studio, we believe that dance should be fun! It is our mission to show young dancers the art of dance. We train dancers in proper ballet technique, and give each student a solid foundation in all styles of dance, to encourage them to find their strengths as dancers. We feel strongly that a child's success in the studio relies directly on learning from from highly trained, kind and respectable mentors, who care about each child's goals. It is our belief that with this guidance, any child can grow to their fullest potential as a dancer. Whether a student decides to go on to dance professionally or simply dances for the fun of it, we want to nurture each individual's goals in their own unique journey and encourage their self-confidence and artistry. At Stretch Dance Studio, you will find a welcoming atmosphere that inspires creativity and promotes healthy and happy dancers. It is our biggest joy to watch as a child falls in love with dance as much as we have.