Tippi Toes Teachers:
Our instructors are carefully selected with our young dancers’ safety and well-being in mind. Teachers must be fun loving, energetic, and encouraging. They possess a combination of dance, education, and theatrical experience and share a common passion – working with children of all ages. Background checks are obtained for all staff members to ensure safety for all.
Miss Jessi is so excited to be teaching Tippi Toes classes in Minneapolis! Miss Jessi grew up in the northwestern suburbs of Minneapolis and is proud to be the director of the Tippi Toes dance program! Miss Jessi has over 9 years of experience teaching dance to young children in an educational dance class setting. She has a Bachelor’s of Performing arts degree in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University, currently also runs a competitive dance program for dancers ages 6-18, and has been teaching Ballet, Tap, Jazz and more dance styles since she was in high school. In addition to her teaching experience, Jessi has been a dancer for Holland America Cruiselines and a semi-finalist dancer on Fox Networks’s So You Think You Can Dance Season Three. Miss Jessi makes sure that all of her Tippi Toes classes are fun, exciting and educational for her young dancers!
Miss Kia loves to teach young dancers and her Tippi Toes classes are always so much fun! Miss Kia has most recently finished her Bachelor’s of Arts degree at Loyola Marymount in California for Dance where she worked with some amazing professional teachers and also immersed herself in how to teach dance to all ages. Miss Kia grew up dancing in Maple Grove and Plymouth where she established herself as an accomplished competitive dancer winning many Top Title awards at local and national dance competitions as well as the championship title of Miss Dance Team USA and Miss Dance Team Minnesota. Miss Kia is an awesome Tippi Toes teacher and is so excited to work with your little Tippi Toes dancer!