teaching and developing dance curriculums for preschool
dance for the past several years in the La Grange area.
Her dance training includes ballet, tap, jazz & modern,
plus pomdance and cheerleading coaching including
Coaching Certification in the ASEP.
a graduate of Illinois State University, has been
involved in HipHop dance for over five years both as
performer, choreographer, and instructor. At Illinois
State University, she was a member of the Noir
Dance Troupe, producing dance routines for the
(jr. jazz, hiphop, ballet, zumbatomic)
a student of dance for over 20 years and a graduate of
Columbia College with a minor in dance, is well
versed in ballet, modern, hip hop and jazz and has been
teaching at our sister studio, The Dance Workshop for
the past several years.
(jazz/tap/lyrical, funk jazz-adults, Artistic
Director – Footwork Dance Ensemble), a former
member of performance Company Same Planet, Different
World, former member of Rhythm ISS, an
all-female tap ensemble, currently dances with Jay Fagan
in Sibling Rivalry, and is the Artistic &
Senior Company Director of Footwork Dance Ensemble
begins her 11th season with the studio.
(modern, pretap & preballet) is the
Artistic Director of the Studio’s Matrix Dance Improv
& founding member of Jazz Spectrum. Her
performance & training includes choreography for
Columbia College, LTHS, the Wilmette
Children’s Theatre Festival, and Harper College.
Her dance studies and performances have taken her from
Mexico to England, Germany and France. She is a former
member and soloist with the Ballet Nacional De Danza
Clasica De Mexico and Soul y Duende.
a graduate of Illinois State University.
Beginning his dance career at the age of 14, he’s been
honing his skills in a variety of different mediums. He
was a part of the award winning Crete Monee Cavalier
Show Choir for four years, traveling throughout the
country performing and competing. Jai-tee later
perfected his dance skills by becoming a member of
NOIR Dance Troupe of Illinois State University,
the first dance registered student organization on its
campus. In 2008, Jai-tee became NOIR’s first male Master
Choreographer and held the position until his graduation
in May of 2010. Jai-Tee is currently choreographing,
performing and teaching around Chicago and the suburbs.
nationally and internationally recognized tap Master,
professional dance choreographer, and former co-director
of Especially Tap Chicago (ETC). Jay has
performed all over the world, and with his sister Connie
Fagan in Sibling Rivalry. He spent the 2008-2009
academic year on staff at Oklahoma City University,
Oklahoma City, OK teaching tap, jazz, and musical
theater. Most recently, he performed and taught master
tap class workshops in Glasgow, Scotland.
(jazz), begins her 20th season with the Studio and celebrates
her 25 years of dance studies which includes industrial,
commercial, and social dance projects. This year, she
will include being the Director, Footwork Dance Ensemble
- Junior Company
(preschool & kindergarten ballet/tap, pomdance)
recently received her BFA Dance Performance Degree in
Choreography and Teaching from Ohio University,
Athens, Ohio. While there, she was involved with many
dance performances and choreography works. Kelly’s dance
career background includes spending six years at Jo’s
Footwork as a student of hiphop, ballet, modern,
improve, jazz, lyrical, and tap. She was also a member
of Matrix Dance Improv.
Dance Class, jazz, Adult-only Tap, ballet, Zumba, Zumba
has an extensive dance background having been DMA
certified at the age of 15, a graduate of the U of I,
Champagne, & has choreographed, produced, and performed
with over 5 theater companies throughout Chicago.
(Toning with Tommy)
is an ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)
certified Personal Trainer.
(Yoga Booty Ballet
is a mind/body expert who has brought her unique brand
of teaching to Jo’s Footwork. Over her career she has
touched hundreds of people in thousands of classes with
her healing and humor. Her training and certifications
include personal training, yoga, bodywork, energy
healing and wellness and life coaching. She also is an
entrepreneur, neighbor, and loving friend to many in our