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Since 1981 the Dance Magic Performing Arts Company has been the "stepping off" place for literally hundreds of young and aspiring performers. The following is a list of some of our students who are now dancing, performing, and/or teaching professionally. We proudly present our "Hall of Fame".

  • Wendy (Esser) Beard – performed in Community Theater and was a Colts Cheerleader.

  • Jamie Jo Bowling – now performing as a dancer at Disneyworld in Florida.

  • Tasha Danner – was a "Mouseketeer" with "Britney Spears" and "Justin Timberlake" and is now a yoga instructor in Colorado.

  • Allison DeVane – recently graduated as a dance major from Kent University and is now living in NYC.

  • Jennifer Edmonds – performed in the Broadway show "Play On" with Mercedes Ellington.  She also performed in the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" and is currently living in NYC.

  • Jillian Godwin – was a dancer with Dance Kaleidoscope.

  • Heather Harmon – performed on many cruise ships. She also performed with "Siegfried and Roy" in Las Vegas where she currently resides.

  • Libby Harris – is was a dancer with Dance Kaleidoscope and continues at DK as their rehearsal director and education coordinator.

  • Vicky (Adams) Klosky – performed with the Memphis Ballet and is now a Pilates instructor in Indianapolis.

  • Mike Lang – performed on cruise ships ending up on Broadway in "Beauty and the Beast".  He currently lives in Toledo, Ohio where he and his wife are the artistic directors of the Toledo Ballet School.

  • Jennifer (McQuiston) Lott – performed with Cleveland area dance companies and currently lives in London, England with her musician husband Ryan.

  • Sarah Mattox – lives in Las Vegas with her new son and performs in "Jubilee".

  • Ron Morgan – performed at Disneyland, on cruise ships and on Broadway in "Starlight Express" and "Meet Me in St. Louis".  He owned Performers Edge in Carmel, Indiana.

  • Megan Nguyen – currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where she tours the world with her dancing. Megan has made several movies and appeared on the "2006 Academy Awards".

  • Leanne (Boarman) Oliver – graduated from Ball State with a musical degree in theater. She lived in NYC for 3 years and is now a staff member of the Dance Magic Performing Arts Center.

  • Shawna (Knowles) Russell – won every national competition she entered as a child and performed in "The Year To Be" at NBC.

  • Pete Scharbrough – performed in "42nd Street" and was the beast in "Beauty and the Beast" at Indianapolis Civic Theatre, both in 2007.  He performed in the Indy premiere of "Urinetown".

  • Brittany Snyder – performs on cruise ships and currently is a Radio City Rockette.

  • Christina (Hild) Spittler – performed in Community Theater and is currently on staff at Dance Magic Performing Arts Center.

  • Brittney Startzman – has performed in national tours of "Scrooge" and "West Side Story" and was in the movie "Kate and Leopold" with Meg Ryan. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

  • Ethan Startzman – a sought after musician who flies all over the country performing.

  • Ted Stoffer – one of Europe’s brightest and innovative choreographers.

  • Derek Tabada – an amazing dancer currently residing in LA. Recently performed on the Grammies and Academy Awards.


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