Dance Staff

Miss Chrissy

Dance Program Lead

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For the past fifteen years Chrissy has been

teaching, choreographing, and coaching

dancers ages 2 - adult. Chrissy believes

that dance has the ability to change

everyone's lives for the better whether it

be the dancers themselves or the audience

members watching.

Chrissy has been the owner of

Dancepiration Dance Studio since 2010. She teaches jazz, hip-hop, tap lyrical/contemporary, Broadway, ballet, pointe, music & movement, conditioning, special needs dance and runs the dance company and competitive team. Owning the studio has brought her many amazing opportunities. Some of the highlights being top overall and specialty awards for choreography for competitive pieces, Performances all over the Chicagoland area including UIC, Windy City Bulls, IAMCHICAGO UNITE on WGN, Navy Pier and many more. The special needs program is at the heart of the studio and is something she is most proud of and can't wait to be able to start more classes at the PPD! Chrissy has loved bringing in master teachers from all over including Lauren Froderman from So You Think You Can Dance. Chrissy has also taught alongside Lauren at the Liberate Artists first Phoenix Fire in NYC. The slogan for her studio is "inspiring you one dance at a time" and that is what she truly believes that each dance can inspire us no matter the age or skill level of the dancer.

Chrissy taught for the Cary Park District from 2007-2012 as well as for the Center for Performing Arts Inc from 2007-2010 in all of the styles listed previously as well as teaching wedding dances, line dancing and dance birthday parties. During this time, she also choreographed musicals for Harvard High School. After she graduated high school Chrissy returned to choreograph clinics and competitive routines for the high school’s varsity dance team as well as coaching the jv squad for a season.

Chrissy's passion is teaching dance and she is excited to have the opportunity to enrich the dance program at the Palatine Park District and bring the community some amazing dance programs!

Miss Colleen Kaminski

Instructor

Colleen has a BA from Columbia College Chicago. She is so happy to be back with the Palatine Park District Dance Program. In her 23 years of teaching, she has taught students ages 3-85 in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Pointe, and Ballroom.

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Miss Maggie Dominick

Instructor

Miss Maggie is a dancer, dance teacher,

and choreographer who got her start right

here in the Palatine Dance Program.

Since then, she has studied at the Ann

Lacy School of Dance and Arts

Management in Oklahoma City and, more

recently, the Northwest Ballet Academy.

She has participated in trainings and

intensives across the country, her favorite

being the summers she spent at the Rockette Summer Intensive held at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Miss Maggie has trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, and musical theater. You will likely find Miss Maggie in the theater where you can spot her both onstage performing and behind the scenes where she often choreographs for mainstage shows. Miss Maggie also works as a 1st grade teacher here in Palatine and credits her love of teaching dance as her inspiration to pursue a career in education. She is so excited to be back teaching dance where her journey started. (Check out this picture of Miss Maggie in one of her first dance classes in Cutting Hall circa 1999...)

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Miss Madeline Mowery

Instructor

Madeline is a 2014 graduate of 

Northwestern University with a bachelor’s

degree in mathematics. She currently

teaches 7th grade math in Arlington

Heights. As a graduate of Palatine High

School, she was a member of the Senior

Orchesis Dance Troupe for four years.

During her fifteen years of dance training,

she has had instruction in ballet, tap, jazz,

lyrical, and pointe and was a member of

the Palatine Dance Company for ten years.

Madeline became a dance instructor for

the Palatine Park District Dance Program

in 2007 and currently teaches for both the dance program and the early childhood dance program.

Miss Lisa Imbordino

Instructor

Miss Lisa is thrilled to join the Palatine

Park District this year. Lisa has over 7

years of experience teaching ballet,

pointe, contemporary, lyrical, and

stretch/conditioning to children and adults.

She danced professionally as a teenager

with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and

performed leading roles in The Nutcracker

and various other productions with her

dance studio. Lisa has a BA in English

with a minor in Dance from the University

of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an

MS in Exercise Science from Concordia

University Chicago. Lisa is also a certified Zumba instructor, ACE Health Coach, and holds a blue belt in Kenpo.

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