Siri’s dance dreams began as a 2 ½ year old girl walking in to her first day of dance. Once she started, she could not stop. Under the training of Renee Anker and Michelle Banbury she studied every style she possibly could. Siri was always drawn to Contemporary, Hip-Hop and Jazz.
Siri’s dance training includes 16 years of instruction at Chanhassen Dance and Performing Arts Center. Seven of those years were spent on their award winning competition teams. During her competition years she earned numerous group and solo awards. The highlights being her 1st Place Senior Division at the MN talent search, a 2nd highest overall score for her energetic Hip-Hop solo, as well as 1st place jazz solo at the Hall of Fame dance competition. Siri continued he dance training at University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee as a dance major where she studied Modern, Ballet, and African dance. Siri finished her education at MCTC in spring of 2012 with an Associate of Arts degree.
As the new owner of Glen Lake Academy of Dance Siri could not be more thrilled to have her childhood dreams come true. At this studio She strives to create a fun, safe and energetic environment for her students to learn the art of Dance.
“Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.”- Martha Graham
Keisa began dancing at age 8 at Glen Lake Academy of Dance and has since trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, pointe, and modern dance. In high school, Keisa competed regionally with the EBDS dance team, as well as the Hopkins High School Royelles dance team. She will graduate from the University of Minnesota in May 2016 with a degree in forest and natural resource management. Keisa performs regularly around the Twin Cities as a member of the student-run tap dance company, MinnesoTap. She loves having the opportunity to pass on her love for dance to all of her students!
Bridgett Tegan began dancing at the age of 3 training extensively in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, and Musical Theater. Dancing mainly for Chanhassen Dance and Performing Arts Center, Bridgett also sought supplemental training at the Academy of Russian Ballet, Hopkins School of Dance, and Minnesota Dance Theater. Bridgett began her professional training at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she holds a BFA in Dance and a Minor in Women's studies with Honors. In Milwaukee, she danced with Gerald Casel (Stephen Petronio Company) and the site-specific company Wild Space Dance. Since returning home from Milwaukee Bridgett has jumped into the Minneapolis dance scene performing with Alternative Motion Project and ARENA Dances in addition to miscellaneous projects with Paula Mann, Mad King Thomas and BodyCartography. Recently, she received her Stott Pilates® Mat Certification from the Sweat Shop in St. Paul. Bridgett is grateful to be working in a thriving dance community and is excited to bring more of its enthusiasm and knowledge to Glen Lake Academy of Dance!