Episode 31: Learn more about the 5 Coaches Offering Perspectives on Altherates - Dr. Chelsea Pierotti

Episode 31: Learn more about the 5 Coaches Offering Perspectives on Altherates

Kevin Mathis

  1. Head Coach Lake Central Coach since 1989
    1. 26x State Champions
    2. 15x National Champions
  1. Head Coach Purdue University 2011-2019
  1. President Indiana High School Dance Team Association
  1. Executive Board President National Dance Coaches Association
  1. Owner / Artistic Director M2 Dance Center since 2001
  1. Founder / Director Indiana Danzforce AllStars since 2001

Ta Fett

Ta started her career as a Special Education Teacher, working with students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Learning Disabilities, and is currently a licensed school counselor in Frazee, Minnesota.  Ta started the Frazee Fly Girls Dance Team Performance Team in 1996 and in 2006 the team started competing through MSHSL.  The team danced at the State Tournament every year since that first season in either jazz, high kick, or both. Under the direction of Ta, the Fly Girls were Section champions in jazz 8 times and in high kick 4 times.  They were Conference Champions for five consecutive years and have been in the top six at the state tournament numerous times. The Fly Girls have medaled at State nine times and have three state championships.

Jennifer Cryder

Jennifer Cryder has been a head dance coach since 2013 and has been teaching dance since 2006. She has a Masters in Special Education and a Bachelors in Physical Education with a minor in Health.

Her passion is inspiring continous growth in her dancers and cultivating a culture of mutual respect, resiliency and empowerment amongst the team. Jennifer believes successful coaching isn't only about trophies but helping each athlete have a full, successful and healthy life

Renee Buchholz

​​Renee Buchholz has been coaching since 1996; for twenty-five years. She is currently coaching DC Everest Dance team, she coached Kaukauna Dance team for eight years, and was the Eau Clarie North JV coach for two years. Renee is an instructor at Wausau Academy of Dance and has spent many years teaching and choreographing in high schools and dance studios. She spent three years as a Universal Dance Association (UDA) Instructor, three years as a StarStruck Dance Camp instructor, and has professionally choreographed several dance teams in Wisconsin. Most recently she has found a passion for Group Fitness. She is a certified group fitness instructor and teaches HITT ZENN, Toning to the Core, Les Mills BodyPump, and YogaBody Boot camp. Her gained knowledge in group-fitness has helped her take her team to the next level, and she wants to help other coaches get the most out of the athletes. Renee launched a coaching forum on social media called “Starting Strong” as a way to share her coaching experience with her coaching tribe.  Renee was the WACPC coach of the year, she’s led the team to three D1 State Pom Championships, and her team has won many accolades throughout the years. Renee is a former High School English teacher; she is a mother of five, and works as a fitness instructor, coach, choreographer.

Jana Blue

Jana Blue is the owner of Choreography Wire – a platform for all levels of dance teams. It provides video store routines and music, camps, competition routines, and even leadership training. Jana is a former Broncos Cheerleader, Denver Nuggets Dancer, and Outlaws Dancer. She also coached a high school program from the ground up in Denver. Having worked with Pro, College, and High School level teams, Jana loves to share knowledge, connect with growing and established dance teams, choreographers, and create crowd favorite routines! http://www.choreowire.com/