We offer a well-rounded program with classes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, pointe and lyrical, beginning through advanced levels, ages three and up.
Emphasis is placed on technique and performance.
"Our daughter has been with Dancerz for 5 years now. It's the studio we joined when we moved to Kansas City, and we immediately felt right at home. The atmosphere is charged with energy and excitement, and all the kids truly love coming to class. Roxanne and her entire team of dedicated teachers care deeply about each and every student and motivate them to reach their highest potential."
Erica C., parent
Our locations are equipped with ballet barres, lots of mirrors and excellent quality Marley dance floors, built over sub-floors to provide a safe experience for all dance genres we offer.
Each studio also has an observation window so that parents may view their child in class without interruption.
We have gymnastic quality mats for our tumblers, along with high ceilings and plenty of room in order to learn and practice safely.
Roxanne Higbee – Roxanne has been teaching dance for over 45 years, and directed Dancerz Unlimited for 27 years. She is a member of Dance Masters of America and Dance Educators of America. Roxanne appeared locally in productions at Starlight Theatre, Theatre for Young America and Theatre in the Park. She lived in New York and studied extensively with master teachers Judy Ann Bassing, Charles Goddertz, Frank Hatchett, Germaine Salsberg, and Charles Kelley.
A favorite New York credit was dancing with Mercedes Ellington’s tap dance company, Dancellington, in which a young Savion Glover was a fellow cast member. Her forte is tap, and her favorite age group to teach is…..whoever she is teaching at the time! All age groups and ability levels are endlessly fascinating and rewarding to teach. Roxanne is grateful she is fortunate enough to instruct children and adults in discovering the joy of dance.
Brevin Armstrong trained in jazz, lyrical, tap, ballet and hip hop at the Pointe School of Dance in Hutchinson, KS, and danced competitively at the Pointe. She was a Classy Cat at K-State, and spends much of her summer traveling around the country instructing high school and college dance teams as a staff member for NDA (National Dance Alliance). Brevin received her BS in Elementary Education, and is now teaching first grade in the Blue Valley School District. She is also the dance team coach at Bishop Miege High School. We are so fortunate to have Brevin’s excellent teaching at our studio!
Denise Cardile – Denise earned her BA in Dance from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at UMKC. Denise has performed in numerous community theatre productions as a dancer/actress.
Denise teaches Creative Movement, Pre-K Combo, Combo classes, ballet, tap and jazz at Dancerz. She is calm, patient and kind, and provides the steady commitment and demeanor that our youngest dancers thrive on. Denise also enjoys teaching older students, and has been the ballet, jazz and modern instructor at JCCC for over 20 years. Denise graduated with a degree in dance from the UMKC Conservatory.
Isabelle Cunningham grew up dancing at Dancerz Unlimited, studying tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and hip hop. It is with much pride and pleasure that we get to have her return as a staff member now! Isabelle attended SME, where she was a Lancer Dancer for all four years, and on varsity for three of them. She recently graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in environmental sustainability and a minor in dance. She just finished up teaching dance all summer at a camp in Maine, and loved it very much. Welcome back, Isabelle, we’re so glad to have you here again!
Simone Davis began her training at age 4 in Omaha, Nebraska at Adair Dance Academy. While training, she received merit scholarships to Kansas City Ballet, Ballet Chicago, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Dance. During her collegiate career, Simone performed as a guest artist with various dance companies and organizations, including Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance Company, Störling Dance Theater, Tristian Griffin Dance Company, and Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey. Simone recently graduated from UMKC with a degree in Dance Performance and Choreography and is dancing professionally as a core artist with performance collective Quixotic.
Jill Johnson trained at Jo Noth’s White Oak Dance Academy in Blue Springs, MO. She competed with the dance troupe and earned Tap, Jazz and Ballet scholarships to Broadway Dance Center and Steps in NYC. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Truman State University and her Master’s from NYU. Since moving back to NYC, she has been teaching secondary mathematics in the SMSD, and is currently teaching at SME. Jill brings the skill of a teacher, and the joy and passion of a dancer to all of her students. Her classes are infused with energy and fun!
Gracie Link teaches jazz and hip hop at Dancerz. She grew up dancing in KC. She was a Rock Chalk Dancer at KU for three years while completing her Exercise Science degree. She is now working towards her doctorate in physical therapy at Rockhurst University. Gracie has been a professional cheerleader for the past two years. Gracie has taught at Dancerz for four years now, and we all love her teaching, her enthusiasm and energy, and her encouragement of our dancers. Her positive spirit always shines through in her classes!
Jillian Sivewright – teaches ballet, lyrical, jazz, kidz hop and hip hop to our students of all ages and ability levels. Jillian trained with the Storling Dance Theater’s Artist Development Program in ballet, modern and jazz technique. She’s performed with Maxxas Dance Theater and is currently a member of Storling Dance Theater. Jillian is a gifted instructor who is as comfortable and skilled teaching ballet as she is hip hop, which is rare indeed. Jillian’s classes are fast-paced and challenging, and our students benefit greatly from her fantastic instruction!