29 Dance Teachers to Be Celebrated in 2019 Greatmats National Dance Teacher of the Year Award Contest

2019 National Dance Instructor of the Year Award Contest

​The field is set for the 2019 Greatmats National Dance Instructor of the Year award contest.

Twenty-nine dance teachers from across the United States are vying for the fifth annual award, which honors instructors who have made a positive impact in the lives of their students and communities. These instructors have been nominated by members of their respective communities.

An online vote will take place at https://www.greatmats.com/2019-greatmats-national-dance-instructor-of-the-year.php from Nov. 14 through Nov. 28, 2019. The two instructors with the most votes will be named finalists. Then, Greatmats will choose the winner between the finalists, based on their demonstration of service/community impact, integrity and quality of instruction. The winner will be announced on Dec. 13, 2019.

This year’s nominees are:


  • Katie Wilson - Cactus Dance - Glendale
  • Vicki Lopez - Desert West Dance - Goodyear


  • Nicole Ceccarelli-Core - Tip Tap Toe Performing Arts - Benicia


  • Eric Chase - Aspen Santa Fe Ballet - Aspen


  • Sharon Whalen - Dance Amore Performing Arts


  • Andrea Williams-Rhodes - The Spot Dance Studio - Nampa


  • Kimberly Bartoszewski - Stardom Dance Academy - Bloomingdale


  • Kari Neuhauser - Dance Elite - Kokomo


  • Lauren Murphy - In Sync Center of the Arts - Quincy


  • Rachel Bodi - Devine Performing Arts and Ballet 314 - St. Louis

New Mexico

  • Sarah Gonzales - Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts - Albuquerque

New York

  • Sharon Mitchell - Mitchell Dance Company - Pine Bush
  • Juliana Stagliano - Studio D Dance Center - North Massapequa


  • Molly McFarland - Sidney Dance Company - Sidney


  • Danielle O’Brien - 3D Dance - Northampton
  • Odin Jones - Adrenaline Dance of York - York
  • Kait Filipelli - Adrenaline Dance of York - York
  • Bethany VanSickle - Adrenaline Dance of York - York
  • Alice Mount - Adrenaline Dance of York - York
  • Hunter McCadden - Adrenaline Dance of York - York
  • Kaitlyn Hallinan - The Studio on Fifth - Altoona
  • Marianne Brash-Rieg - Twirl Time Studio - Pittsburgh


  • Michelle Burlingame - Burlingame Studios of Dance - Hermitage
  • Jordan Grace Melton/Lozoya - Roots Dance Academy - Brentwood


  • Les Jordan - North Central Ballet - Keller


  • Marci Rasch - Eim Dance Company - Nephi
  • Ashley Hess - Utah Dance Academy - Ogden


  • Krystal Klem - Melinas Dancing Garden - Lorton
  • Pam Turner - Richmond Dance Center - Richmond

​The National Dance Instructor of the Year Award is one of eight annual awards given out by Greatmats as part of its Fifth Annual National Award Series.

Other awards include:

  • National Horse Trainer of the Year
  • National Dog Trainer of the Year
  • National Striking Martial Arts Instructor of the Year
  • National Grappling Martial Arts Instructor of the Year
  • National Cheerleading Coach of the Year
  • National Fitness Trainer of the Year
  • and National Gymnastics Coach of the Year

Greatmats is a national dance flooring retailer based in Milltown, Wisconsin, since 1999. Greatmats gives back to its local community by donating to local non-profit organizations. It also supports green initiatives through the use of solar energy at its Wisconsin headquarters and by offering a large variety of products made from recycled and renewable resources.

Source: Greatmats

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