Christina Johnson, Owner/Director/Choreographer
Miss Christina is the owner and director of CDTA. She is a dance and gymnastics instructor as well as the competition coordinator for the studio. For the past five years, she had trained dancers of all levels and has taught students of all ages beginning at age three all the way up to adult at various studios. She also manages the creative vision of the competition team. Additionally, her choreography has won many awards throughout the country. The most recent awards include: National Choreographer of the Year, Top Overall winners in both recreational and elite levels and Star Systems Top Teacher of the Year. She believes dance should be fun and accessible to all.
Miss Alecia Runia, Assistant Director/Choreographer
Miss Alecia is the Assistant Director of CDTA. Her full time job is a salon sales consultant for SalonCentric, but her greatest passion is sharing the love of dance! She started dance as a sophomore in high school, proving that it is never too late to learn! She continued dancing at the college level on a performance team in Arizona. She met Miss Christina in 2012 and began to substitute dance classes and has been assisting/teaching for the past two years. She has helped coordinate two recitals and is an expert in competition and recital makeup. Miss Alecia specializes in Pom, Hip-Hop and technique. She loves kids and thinks it is important to be a positive role model for her students!
Jamie Johnston, Choreographer
Miss Jamie is a new instructor this year at CDTA. She began dancing at a young age in various studios and continured her passion through dance team at a high school and college level where her teams won state and national championships. After graduation she had the opportunity to help coach the Iowa Central Community College dance team for a season. Over the past few years she has taught Hip Hop and Pom to various age groups in a studio setting. She loves teaching her passion for dance to kids of all ages and especially loves watching their love for it grow!
Chantel Fridolfson, Choreographer
Miss Chantel has most recently owned and operated Chanterella's Dance Studio in Humboldt for seven years. She has also coached the Humboldt High School Drill Team. She danced for Iowa Central Community College and was on her high school dance team among being involved in studio dance. While in high school she a two year member of the All Iowa Honor Dance Team.
Samantha Clasen, Choreographer
Miss Samantha started dance when she was four at a studio and ended up doing all styles of dance and comp through out the years until she graduated high school. She was on her high school dance team all four years and was Captain her senior year. She got her dance minor at UNI and upon graduating she at taught at Chanterella's for one year. This will be her second year teaching and as a fifth grade teacher at MNW.
Cassie Dillon, Choreographer
Miss Cassie taught at Chanterella's Dance Studio for five years. Her full time job is teaching first grade in Gilmore City. She started dancing when she was six years old. She studied tap, ballet and jazz until she reached high school where she joined the drill team. She continued dancing in college while studying different forms of dance. She has a passion for teaching and for dance. What a perfect combination!
Jamie Varangkounh, Choreographer
Miss Jamie has taught for Chanterella's Dance Studio for four years. She began her dance training at the Robert Thomas Dance Center where she was active in many ballet productions. She ateneded the University of South Dakota with a double major in English and Music Theater.