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CSDA, LLC.>DANCE*

/FACULTY:

Tim and Lisa Fensler  – Studio Owners and Directors     Tim and Lisa are the Owners/Directors of CSDA, LLC; operated as Center Stage Dance Academy.  Their children have danced at CSDA since 2007; in January 2012 Tim and Lisa purchased the business and became proud studio owners. Being dance parents, they fell in love with the art. Now they get to share their love of dance by encouraging and providing youth with the opportunity to further their knowledge and passion in the classroom. Being multiple business owners and competitive dance parents, they have gained the knowledge to offer the community a professional environment as well as a family friendly environment.

>Brennan Schauer Stillman

    Brennan has been with CSDA since 2013. Brennan teaches our Creative movement dancers, starting at 18 months, all the way up to our Senior Competitive dancers. Ms. Brennan is fluent in most dance styles, teaching (but not limited to): Tumbling, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Creative movement, Clogging, advanced technique and stretching classes. Ms. Brennan’s Choreography at CSDA has won multiple choreography awards, specialty awards, and overall high scores. Brennan has studied with Joel Hall in Chicago, Benjamin Allen, Nolan Padilla, Lachlan McCarthy, and Ami Mattison. She has studied ballet under the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus and was a full-time performer for Walt Disney World. At Walt Disney Ms. Brennan performed in many shows, parades, and as characters throughout the parks. Brennan has also performed in many plays and musicals in the surrounding areas earning the Anthony Award for Outstanding Female Dancer. Brennan is a previous studio owner and has choreographed dances and musicals at several local schools and studios. 

>Mia Bendele- Ballet

Mia is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana and while she started as a modern dancer, her formal ballet training is with the Fort Wayne Ballet. Mia has had the honor of studying under Jeremy Blanton, Laura Alonzo, Brandi Coleman, Laura Morton, and many other nationally renowned teachers at several intensive programs. Her training under the amazing and talented instructors at Fort Wayne Ballet has laid the foundation for her teaching methods. Mia has taught at several other studios including New American Youth Ballet and Conservatory. Mia is the Instructor of our youth recreational Ballet all the way up to our senior competition dancers and is the proud owner and director or En Croix Ballet Dance Studio. Ms. Mia choreographs our competitive Ballet dances, dances that have earned several choreography and specialty awards. Aside from being a full-time ballet choreographer and instructor, Mia is the proud Mommy of three girls.

>Zach Fensler - Tap

After student teaching alongside Ms. Brennan, Zach is now a CSDA tap instructor. Zach teaches Youth, Junior, and Adult Tap, also offering tap technique classes. Zach fell in love with tap at a young age and has been moving his feet ever since. Zach has danced alongside performers from The Young Americans, performed at Walt Disney, danced in the Indy 500 parade, and placed 1st in the Indiana State Fair. Zach has trained in conventions taught by professional teachers, dancers, and choreographers across the country, including but not limited to Kathryn McCormick, Darryl Retter, Tom Alexander, and Travis Wall. Zach has won several scholarships at Nuvo and DanceMakers Competitions, overall high scores and was recently awarded the “Giving Key Award” at the DMI “Trust the Journey” tour. Zach was recently casted and performed in the musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Zach wishes to continue with his dream of dance, and plans to study dance and performance at a collegiate level. 

>McKenna Fensler - Student

Teacher

      This is McKenna’s Second year student teaching; she assists Ms. Brennan in Creative Movement, youth Jazz, junior Jazz, and Combo classes. McKenna is currently on our Senior Elite Competition team and travels to perform in the Tristate area. McKenna has danced at CSDA for 13 years and danced at competitive level for 10 years.  McKenna has also danced alongside performers from The Young Americans, performed at Walt Disney, and has danced in the Indy 500 parade and performed in “Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.”  She has trained in conventions taught by professional teachers, dancers, and choreographers across the country, including but not limited to Kathryn McCormick, Darryl Retter, Tom Alexander, and Travis Wall. McKenna recently performed in the musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”   McKenna wishes to pursue her dream of becoming a dance instructor and share her passion of dance with others.

>Adam Storms - Strength &

Core

    Adam has been training and instructing dancers on how to gain strength in their bodies at CSDA since 2013. Adam has played baseball since the age of three, attending college with a baseball scholarship. After College Adam played for a semi-pro wooden bat league that traveled locally and surrounding areas. Performing at a highly skilled baseball college, Adam has physically and mentally trained for many years making him a strong athlete. Adam is a former high school baseball coach at Central Noble Schools. Adam always knew he was going to grow up and share his love of the game with his son. Little did Mr. Adam know, God had other plans and blessed him with four girls instead! Being a competitive dance Dad, he has discovered that his years of intense strength training can also be extremely beneficial to the art of dance. By teaching strength and core, he is helping dancers build and mold their bodies to physically train and perform in the dance world to their highest abilities. Being a Dad of four girls, Mr. Adam also stays busy by coaching basketball and softball, previously coaching soccer for 4 years. Aside from all of that Adam manages to play softball on a Christian men’s league in Topeka and a co-ed team in Kendallville in his free time.

>Melissa Lane - Yoga

    Melissa has her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification from Simply Yoga that she received in 2014. She started practicing yoga in 1999 after a college yoga class and practiced on and off until about 2013 when she started practicing more. At the beginning of her classes she likes to sit quietly, focus on breathing, and slowly get warmed up for a Hatha style practice. After the warm up will come sun salutations, standing asana, and the class will end with sitting asanas, and a final relaxation. She incorporates essential oils at the end if every class. ~Here are some of the benefits of yoga- ~Increased flexibility. ~Increased muscle strength and tone. ~Improved respiration, energy and vitality. ~Maintaining a balanced metabolism. ~Weight reduction. ~Cardio and circulatory health. ~Improved athletic performance. ~Protection from injury.

>Studio Mom

    A Dance Mom that shares her motherhood with the entire studio, hanging out with dancers, helping dance parents, playing with studio kids, and being a right hand. 

>Madison Storms - Student

Teacher

This is Madison’s first year student teaching; she assists Ms Brennan in Teen Tap class. Madison is hoping to assist in other classes and possibly instruct a small class on her own. Madison Is currently a Senior level dancer on our Elite Competition team, competing in the Tristate area. Madison has danced at CSDA for 10 years and danced at competitive level for 9 years.  Madison has also danced alongside performers from The Young Americans, performed at Walt Disney, and has danced in the Indy 500 parade. This year Madison was a Junior Ambassador with the Young Americans at a local performance camp. She has trained in conventions taught by professional teachers, dancers, and choreographers across the country, including but not limited to Kathryn McCormick, Darryl Retter, Tom Alexander, Kent Boyd, and Travis Wall.  Outside of dance Madison’s biggest passion is theatre. She enjoys being a performer through music, dance, and acting. Madison is a Member of National Honor Society and Honors theatre. Madison is the Vice-President of NHS and President of Theatre @ WNHS. Madison hopes to attend Huntington College, studying to become a History Teacher while also performing in Theatre and Dance at a collegiate level.
CSDA,LLC.>DANCE*

/FACULTY:

Tim and Lisa Fensler – Studio Owners and Directors     Tim and Lisa are the Owners/Directors of CSDA, LLC; operated as Center Stage Dance Academy.  Their children have danced at CSDA since 2007; in January 2012 Tim and Lisa purchased the business and became proud studio owners. Being dance parents, they fell in love with the art. Now they get to share their love of dance by encouraging and providing youth with the opportunity to further their knowledge and passion in the classroom. Being multiple business owners and competitive dance parents, they have gained the knowledge to offer the community a professional environment as well as a family friendly environment.

>Brennan Schauer Stillman

    Brennan has been with CSDA since 2013. Brennan teaches our Creative movement dancers, starting at 18 months, all the way up to our Senior Competitive dancers. Ms. Brennan is fluent in most dance styles, teaching (but not limited to): Tumbling, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Creative movement, Clogging, advanced technique and stretching classes. Ms. Brennan’s Choreography at CSDA has won multiple choreography awards, specialty awards, and overall high scores. Brennan has studied with Joel Hall in Chicago, Benjamin Allen, Nolan Padilla, Lachlan McCarthy, and Ami Mattison. She has studied ballet under the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus and was a full- time performer for Walt Disney World. At Walt Disney Ms. Brennan performed in many shows, parades, and as characters throughout the parks. Brennan has also performed in many plays and musicals in the surrounding areas earning the Anthony Award for Outstanding Female Dancer. Brennan is a previous studio owner and has choreographed dances and musicals at several local schools and studios. 

>Mia Bendele- Ballet

Mia is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana and while she started as a modern dancer, her formal ballet training is with the Fort Wayne Ballet. Mia has had the honor of studying under Jeremy Blanton, Laura Alonzo, Brandi Coleman, Laura Morton, and many other nationally renowned teachers at several intensive programs. Her training under the amazing and talented instructors at Fort Wayne Ballet has laid the foundation for her teaching methods. Mia has taught at several other studios including New American Youth Ballet and Conservatory. Mia is the Instructor of our youth recreational Ballet all the way up to our senior competition dancers and is the proud owner and director or En Croix Ballet Dance Studio. Ms. Mia choreographs our competitive Ballet dances, dances that have earned several choreography and specialty awards. Aside from being a full-time ballet choreographer and instructor, Mia is the proud Mommy of three girls.

>Zach Fensler - Tap

After student teaching alongside Ms. Brennan, Zach is now a CSDA tap instructor. Zach teaches Youth, Junior, and Adult Tap, also offering tap technique classes. Zach fell in love with tap at a young age and has been moving his feet ever since. Zach has danced alongside performers from The Young Americans, performed at Walt Disney, danced in the Indy 500 parade, and placed 1st in the Indiana State Fair. Zach has trained in conventions taught by professional teachers, dancers, and choreographers across the country, including but not limited to Kathryn McCormick, Darryl Retter, Tom Alexander, and Travis Wall. Zach has won several scholarships at Nuvo and DanceMakers Competitions, overall high scores and was recently awarded the “Giving Key Award” at the DMI “Trust the Journey” tour. Zach was recently casted and performed in the musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Zach wishes to continue with his dream of dance, and plans to study dance and performance at a collegiate level. 

>McKenna Fensler - Student

Teacher

      This is McKenna’s Second year student teaching; she assists Ms. Brennan in Creative Movement, youth Jazz, junior Jazz, and Combo classes. McKenna is currently on our Senior Elite Competition team and travels to perform in the Tristate area. McKenna has danced at CSDA for 13 years and danced at competitive level for 10 years.  McKenna has also danced alongside performers from The Young Americans, performed at Walt Disney, and has danced in the Indy 500 parade and performed in “Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.”  She has trained in conventions taught by professional teachers, dancers, and choreographers across the country, including but not limited to Kathryn McCormick, Darryl Retter, Tom Alexander, and Travis Wall. McKenna recently performed in the musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”   McKenna wishes to pursue her dream of becoming a dance instructor and share her passion of dance with others.

>Adam Storms - Strength & Core

    Adam has been training and instructing dancers on how to gain strength in their bodies at CSDA since 2013. Adam has played baseball since the age of three, attending college with a baseball scholarship. After College Adam played for a semi-pro wooden bat league that traveled locally and surrounding areas. Performing at a highly skilled baseball college, Adam has physically and mentally trained for many years making him a strong athlete. Adam is a former high school baseball coach at Central Noble Schools. Adam always knew he was going to grow up and share his love of the game with his son. Little did Mr. Adam know, God had other plans and blessed him with four girls instead! Being a competitive dance Dad, he has discovered that his years of intense strength training can also be extremely beneficial to the art of dance. By teaching strength and core, he is helping dancers build and mold their bodies to physically train and perform in the dance world to their highest abilities. Being a Dad of four girls, Mr. Adam also stays busy by coaching basketball and softball, previously coaching soccer for 4 years. Aside from all of that Adam manages to play softball on a Christian men’s league in Topeka and a co-ed team in Kendallville in his free time.
© Copyright 2018 CSDA, LLC Center Stage Dance Academy

>Melissa Lane - Yoga

    Melissa has her 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification from Simply Yoga that she received in 2014. She started practicing yoga in 1999 after a college yoga class and practiced on and off until about 2013 when she started practicing more. At the beginning of her classes she likes to sit quietly, focus on breathing, and slowly get warmed up for a Hatha style practice. After the warm up will come sun salutations, standing asana, and the class will end with sitting asanas, and a final relaxation. She incorporates essential oils at the end if every class. ~Here are some of the benefits of yoga- ~Increased flexibility. ~Increased muscle strength and tone. ~Improved respiration, energy and vitality. ~Maintaining a balanced metabolism. ~Weight reduction. ~Cardio and circulatory health. ~Improved athletic performance. ~Protection from injury.

>Madison Storms - Student

Teacher

This is Madison’s first year student teaching; she assists Ms Brennan in Teen Tap class. Madison is hoping to assist in other classes and possibly instruct a small class on her own. Madison Is currently a Senior level dancer on our Elite Competition team, competing in the Tristate area. Madison has danced at CSDA for 10 years and danced at competitive level for 9 years.  Madison has also danced alongside performers from The Young Americans, performed at Walt Disney, and has danced in the Indy 500 parade. This year Madison was a Junior Ambassador with the Young Americans at a local performance camp. She has trained in conventions taught by professional teachers, dancers, and choreographers across the country, including but not limited to Kathryn McCormick, Darryl Retter, Tom Alexander, Kent Boyd, and Travis Wall.  Outside of dance Madison’s biggest passion is theatre. She enjoys being a performer through music, dance, and acting. Madison is a Member of National Honor Society and Honors theatre. Madison is the Vice-President of NHS and President of Theatre @ WNHS. Madison hopes to attend Huntington College, studying to become a History Teacher while also performing in Theatre and Dance at a collegiate level.

>Studio Mom

    A Dance Mom that shares her motherhood with the entire studio, hanging out with dancers, helping dance parents, playing with studio kids, and being a right hand.