Michelle's Encore Dance Studio
Tap • Ballet • Technique
We welcomed Hannah to our in the summer of 2015! Hannah was born and raised in Wellington, KS and started dancing when she was just 4 years old taking tap, ballet, jazz and tumbling. She started competing when she was 8 and continued through high school winning regional and national awards.
Hannah attended Butler County Community College, where she was a member of the Award-winning Show Choir. She was choreographer for the group and helped choreograph and stage all of their musical numbers.
“Dance has been my life and it is a great way to express yourself without having to use any words!” — Hannah R.
JOIN OUR TEAM!
Are you passionate about dancing? Do you want to get PAID to share your love of dance with others? Teaching dance sounds like the perfect opportunity for you! We are always looking to add positive role models to our team and looking to expand out class offering for all ages and abilities! Please download our applicationand/or email info@encoredancewellington.
Jazz • Pom • Contemporary
Kalyna joined our teaching staff in the Summer of 2013. She has been a dancer for the Kansas Koytotes Indoor Football Team, the Emporia State Stingers Dance Team, and captain of her high school dance team, the Del Valle Conquerettes - El Paso, TX. Kalyna shares her passion for dance by working with younger dancers and coached the Emporia High School dance team from 2010-2011.
Substitute Dance Instructor
Emily joined our studio in 2012 teaching ballet, pom, and jazz. Emily got her start dancing at a studio in her hometown, Mulvane, KS. From there she began taking classes at the Wichita School of Performing Arts and was hooked! She danced 4 years on her high school dance team and at Emporia State. She was also a dancer for the Wichita Thunder Hockey Team- the Lightening Girls.
Michelle Crittenden Owner/Instructor
Youth • Hip Hop • Pom
A lot has happened since Michelle opened the studio doors in Jan. 2010. Since then, she has gotten married and become the mom of a silly little girl. Staying home with her daughter has given her time to focus on the things that matter most, her family and dancing!
Michelle has over 25 years of dance and cheerleading experience. She was a member of the Kansas State University Classy Cat Dance Team, and the Butler Community College Dance Team. She is a former IFL Cheerleader for the Wichita Warlords, and past director and dancer for the IFL Wichita Wild. Michelle has coached dance teams at the high school level and enjoyed trips to UDA camps and 5 Star Productions Competitions. For 15 years she has conducted various dance clinics to young children, high school teams and dancers at the collegiate level.
Michelle believes that learning is an important part of life and continues to take classes when she can. As an adults she has taken classes at Midwest Dance Mechanix- Wichita, MGM Studio of the Dance - Wichita, and many camps and conventions.