Miss Kathryn has over 20 years in dancing experience and has been teaching and choreographing for the past 8 years. She studied at a local school in her hometown of Crystal Lake, IL, focusing primarily on ballet technique. She attended Alma College in Alma, Michigan where she received her B.A. in dance performance. She has performed in numerous ballets and other genres, including The Nutcracker, Giselle, Swan Lake, Coppelia, and many more. Katie has also attended the American Dance Festival in North Carolina where she studied modern dance with mentors such as Nia Love, Aqua Boogie, Paul Matteson and many others; as well as performed in their National Choreographer’s Concert as a dancer. After college she auditioned with Kim Robards Dance Company and had the opportunity to perform with their company that summer. From there she was accepted as a trainee which is what brought her to Colorado.
Keely Knack - Acro Instructor
Keely Knack thrives on making all types of movement and fitness practices FUN! She loves sharing her good vibes and positive energy with others! Keely has a special way of connecting with people and loves being part of each individual's health & happiness journey. Believing in spreading her infectious energy, you'll rarely catch her without a smile on her face, unless she's upside down in a handstand!
As a new Colorado resident since 2018, she left the grind of operating her own personal training business after 7 years to move westward in pursuit of a simpler lifestyle (if you think partner acrobatics, snowboarding, hiking, and gymnastics is simpler!)
Anna Potter teaches Contemporary Ballet and other classes at the Evergreen School of Ballet. She studied dance at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro and West Virginia University. Anna currently lives in Boulder, Colorado and appeared in "Disappearance Alone," a solo dance performance which she choreographed.
Ms. Anna is a dramatic performer and a great teacher!
Cassie Eron is a graduate of Colorado State University and has already established a reputation as a versatile performer and teacher. Cassie is equally comfortable teaching classical ballet, contemporary ballet, jazz, and musical theater dance.
We're so happy to welcome Cassie to the ESB family!
Jean is from San Antonio, Texas, Always looking for challenges, she has led a life full of experiences and growth. She attended Mayra Worthen Ballet School and danced with the junior company, Texas Ballet Concerto in San Antonio, Texas, in her teen years. Throughout these years she had the privilege to attend summer programs with Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, at the age of 13, and Pacific Northwest Ballet at the age of 16. Before joining Fort Worth/Dallas Ballet at 18 in January 1997. During her career she was fortunate to have worked with artists such as Paul Mejia, Suzanne Farrell, Kevin O’Day, Trey McIntyre, Tim O’Keefe, Deborah Hadley, Bruce Simpson and Ben Houk, to name a few. After retiring from the ballet Jean obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Baylor University and went on to specialize as a Labor and Delivery nurse in the civilian sector. She then commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force After separating from the military and becoming part of the Reserves, she continued on to obtain her Master’s of Science in Nursing in Women’s Health from Vanderbilt University. She is married to photographer, Jensen Walker and mother of two, Genevieve (an ESB dancer), and Julian.