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:

Arizona

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

California

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

Colorado

  • Eric Chase - Aspen Santa Fe Ballet - Aspen

Connecticut

  • Sharon Whalen - Dance Amore Performing Arts

Idaho

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

Illinois

  • Kimberly Bartoszewski - Stardom Dance Academy - Bloomingdale

Indiana

  • Kari Neuhauser - Dance Elite - Kokomo

Massachusetts

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

Missouri

  • 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

Ohio

  • Molly McFarland - Sidney Dance Company - Sidney

Pennsylvania

  • 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

Tennessee

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

Texas

  • Les Jordan - North Central Ballet - Keller

Utah

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

Virginia

  • 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.

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