Christine is the director of the academy and also teaches dance. A graduate of Ball State University in dance and physical education, Mrs. Rash has trained dancers for the past 30 years to enjoy, appreciate, and pursue careers in dance. In addition to being a nationally award winning choreographer, she is also an adjudicator of dance competitions. She has also been a member of dance companies in Indiana and Colorado.
Kimberly Berkley is a graduate of Ball State University where she majored in Dance Performance with minors in Dance Education and Business Management. She is a former dancer with the Ball State Dance Theater and Tri County Dance Academy. Over the past 20 years she has trained in many styles of dance such as ballet, tap, jazz, modern, ethnic, and social. She has received numerous awards as a dancer and choreographer during her professional career.
Molly is a graduate of Hope College in Holland Michigan, where she majored in Dance Performance and Choreography. At Hope she was a recipient of the Distinguished Artist Award and a member of InSync Dance Theatre. Molly is also a graduate of Tri County Dance where she gained her first 13 years of dance instruction. Throughout the years Molly has trained in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, modern, lyrical, folk, social, and swing dance. Molly is also an award winning choreographer.
Amanda is a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science, Dance Performance Degree. Amanda has been teaching dance since graduating from school. She has choreographed competition dances, and was awarded the "Best Choreography, Intermediate Level" at Showbiz National Dance Competitions, in Daytona Florida.
A graduate of Ball State University, Mr. Munk has been the theatre director for East Noble High School for over thirty years. Mr. Munk is the recipient of the Indiana Community Theater Teachers of the Year Award, and Indiana High School Theater Teacher of the Year Award. Several of his students have achieved professional status in the world of theater. He is also the producer of the Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant and past director of the Miss Indiana pageant.
Kari is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Elementary Education.She teaches at Rome City Elementary in Rome City, Indiana.Ms. Kari is a graduate of TC Dance, where she danced for 13 years.While taking classes in tap, jazz, ballet, modern and lyrical, she was also an assistant teacher.She currently teaches the Combo classes and Zumba.
Miss Jo Drudge is recently retired from the East Noble School Corporation. She has been active in the community theatre program for 30 years and is also the director for the Gas Light Childrens Theater.
In the summer of 2005, she was certified both in personal training and in Pilates.
She is very excited to be a part of TC Dance's fitness staff and hopes to develop students both physically and mentally through her programs. She wants to bring to these classes a great sense of well-being and overall satisfaction. Shari feels that her dedication to fitness will help others enjoy different fitness programs. Shari is also certified in "Zumba"- the newest exercise craze that combines Latin social dance (rumba, cha-cha) with aerobic movement.
If you are interested in any program at TC Dance and want to be involved in a family atmosphere with fun physical activity come see us at 810 Commerce Drive Kendallville, IN 46755 or call us at 260-347-0332.