FACULTY

Kara Nolte - Owner/Director

Kara has been teaching dance for 24 years and has been the director of Stars R Us for 15 years.  She has danced on the Belleville West Dance Team and SIUC dance team.

Miss Kara has competed in many competitions both regionally and nationally. She has choreographed many dance routines for several high schools in Southern Illinois. She also danced on Broadway in 1999.  Kara is the head coach of the Stars Competition Team,  She enjoys teaching her students and watching them grow as dancers, as well as becoming well rounded individuals.  Along with teaching and choreographing for her students, Kara has broadened her career professionally.  She organizes and teaches Master Classes.  Miss Kara continues her dance education by taking dance classes at conventions herself. She believes that her students shouldn't just wish upon a star, they should reach for them!

Maissie Jenkins Tumbling 1 Coach

Maisse comes to Stars with experience in tumbling, dance, and cheer.  Her passion lies in tumbling and she specializes in teaching entry level gym/tumbling in order to give her students a solid foundation.  Maisse and her family have traveled the world with the USAF.  Maisse is an athlete herself, participating in 25 half marathons and 1 full marathon.  She implements her dedication and love for sports into her coaching style.  We are so happy to have her as a Stars coach.  

Jacob Miles   

Conditioning Coach, Tap Technique, Competitive Tap Coach

**Bio coming soon**

Abigail Miles

Pre Comp Coach Rising star coach

**Bio coming soon**

Madison Hancock

Rising Star Coach, Rec Hip Hop

**Bio coming soon**

Anna Reese

Rising Star Coach, Leaps and Turns

**Bio coming soon**

 Abby S

Rec, Hip Hop

**Bio coming soon**