Mrs. Brittany created Platinum Studios and has been the owner and operator of Platinum Studios since it was established in 2012. In 2013 Brittany decided to turn Platinum Studios into a nonprofit to honor her Great Grandmother Mary Kay Ash. Mary Kay, creator of Mary Kay cosmetics, instructed members of her family to use their good fortune primarily for education, health, and to help others, and that is what Brittany hopes to accomplish with this dance studio. While Brittany has never been a dancer herself, she greatly enjoys watching the children in her studio, including her own daughter, benefit from dance!
My name is Jessica Baxter. I am one of the instructors here at Platinum Studios. I have been with Platinum since we opened, about 8 years ago. I teach mainly ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and contemporary. Lyrical and tap are my favorite styles of dance. I started my dance career at the age of 2, with the Performing Arts Company in Maple Grove, MN. In 6th grade I started training at Dancin’ on Broadway in Brooklyn Park, MN. I also danced with my high school team at Osseo Senior High; as well at The College of Saint Benedict. Throughout all my years of being a dancer, I have trained with many professionals including Mike Minery and Kim McSwain; and in more recent years Rhonda Miller, Mandy Yip, Mia Michaels, Denise Wall, Nan Giordano, and Tricia Miranda. I also have my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in math, from The College of Saint Benedict. I am also an assistant director at a child care center here in town.
Ms. Haley studied at Janet Lang Dance Studio for 16 years in hip hop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and ballet. Was a 5 year member and 2 year captain of the John Marshall Rockettes high school competitive dance team. A 5 year varsity high kick member and 4 year varsity jazz member. Was also a 4 year member, 1 year captain of the pom/performance team. Has also been in 3 Children's Dance Theater productions, as well as performing in 2 productions of the Nutcracker with the Russian Ballet.
Hello my name is Katelin. I am so excited to be teaching this year! I was a dancer for 7 years. From ballet, jazz, kick line to competitive. I also was a gymnast for 5 years and loved it! I studied early childhood education and taught preschool. At this time, I am a stay at home mom to 4 awesome kids. One of which I home school. We are a family that loves sports. One of my daughter’s is on the H.S dance team and the other is a gymnast.
Maddy is 25 years old and has lived all over the US where she has had the opportunity to train in dance, gymnastics & competitive cheerleading! She started gymnastics when she was 3 years old, she made it to the Varsity High School gymnastics team in Byron when she was in 7th grade! She started dancing at the age of 7, where she learned jazz and hip hop at Janet Lang Dance Studio and Just for Kix. Over the years, hip hop was the one that stood out to her the most! When she was 9 years old she started cheerleading for Cheer America, she then made her way to Competitive Cheerleading when she was also in 7th grade! She has been apart of Platinum Studious for 3 years now, where she has had 2 of her dances place top 5 in 2 nationals competitions! She is so excited to continue with her Platinum Family.
Miss Shay is from the northern Chicago suburbs where she trained in dance her entire childhood, spending 6 years as a competitive dancer, 2 years in a pre-professional ballet program, and 3 years on her high school’s dance team. She graduated from Macalester College in 2018 with a minor in dace, where she choreographed 3 dance works and a musical. She is experienced in ballet, modern dance, jazz, tap, lyrical.
Kristen has been dancing since she was 5. While her dad was stationed overseas she studied with the Royal Academy of Dance. After moving back to the states, she joined the Dayton Ballet company and became a Junior member dancing Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet. Kristen also danced for a short time with the North Dakota Ballet Company too. Now a Minnesota resident she had been involved at Allegro for many years as a student and then as a teacher. Today she performs with Crystal Phoenix Belly Dance Group, running rehearsals and choreographing dances. She is excited to start on a new journey with PS as an instructor!
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