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Meet our Staff

Becky Jacobs

Becky Jacobs

Becky Jacobs is one of the owners of Metro Dance Center and has been with the studio since 1984. She has worn many hats at the studio as a dancer, assistant, teacher, artistic director, and now owner.

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Danielle Twohy

Danielle Twohy

Danielle is one of the owners of Metro Dance Center.  She danced at the studio when she was younger and has been working at the studio since 1997. She is a graduate of Bethel University with a degree in finance and accounting.    In addition to working at the studio, she has also worked at the […]

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Cara Anderson

Cara Anderson

Cara has been a dance instructor for over 20 years.  She started dancing as a young girl, winning both regionally and nationally.  She has trained in Los Angeles and New York with nationally recognized studios in addition to performing in the Super Bowl XXVI half time show on the main stage. She was a member […]

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Luann Burger

Luann Burger

Luann has loved to dance since she started dancing at the age of 7.  After graduating, Luann spent a few years teaching students dance at her home. The hard work paid off and she opened Metro Dance Center!! After many years she sold her studio to longtime friends, Colleen and Brad Wood, so that she […]

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Drew Geck

Drew Geck

Drew was a competitive dancer with Metro Dance Center for 7 years.  After graduating from high school, Drew joined the teaching staff at Metro.  Drew has taken classes at THE EDGE in Los Angeles, the Broadway Dance Center in New York, and the Chicago Human Rhythm project in Chicago.   Drew was also a member of […]

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Julie Holscher

Julie Holscher

Julie is a twin cities based teacher, choreographer and dancer.  She started dancing at Metro Dance Center at the age of 5. Julie has danced with several groups/events including: University Repertory Dance Theatre (MNSU/Mankato), Minnesota State Fair, Tappin in the Twin Cities, Timberwolves halftime show, Ordway Gala Fundraiser, MOA 10th year celebration, Disney theme parks, […]

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Bella Kelly

Bella Kelly

Bella has been dancing for 14 years, 12 of which have been with Metro Dance Center. The 2017-18 season will be her 8th year in competition and she is currently on one of the top competitive lines. She has been assisting and teaching at the studio since 2013. As a senior at Centennial High School […]

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Christine Morgan

Christine Morgan

Christine has been with Metro Dance Center since 1994.  She was part of the award winning Metro Senior Line and graduated in 2005.  Christine has trained at THE EDGE in Los Angeles, Broadway Dance Center in New York and has trained with famous choreographers including Michael Schwandt, Nikki Snelson, Mandy Moore, and Bobbi Newberry.  Christine […]

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Julie Morris

Julie Morris

Known around Metro Dance Center as the ‘Costume Queen”, Julie has been working as a full-time costume director at Metro Dance since 2002, in addition to working with various high school dance teams.   Collaborating with the awesome teachers at Metro Dance to make their visions come to life on stage, Julie is constantly looking for […]

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Kole Nelson

Kole Nelson

Originally from Alexandria, MN Kole Nelson began dancing at a young age. After his early graduation from high school he moved to the city to pursue his career in dance. Represented by Caryn Model and Talent Agency, Kole is a dancer, instructor, and choreographer in and throughout the midwest region. His true passion lies in […]

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Erin Olsen

Erin Olsen

Erin Olsen started dancing at the age of 4.  She danced at Larkin School of Dance for 8 years and danced competitively at 4th Street Dance Center for 6 years.  She has continued dancing both recreationally and competitively as an adult at 4th Street Dance Center and Metro Dance Center.  She has taught at various […]

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Laura O’Steen

Laura O’Steen

Laura started dancing at the age of 4 at Metro Dance Center.  She was on the top competition lines and took part in many award winning dances.  Laura went on to the University of Minnesota where she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance.  Laura has been teaching at Metro Dance Center for over […]

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Anna Roehr

Anna Roehr

Anna began her dance training at the age of seven with Ballet Nouveau Colorado. She studied there under Julia Wilkinson Manley, Richard and Jennifer Grund, and Marie Jose Payannet. Following that, she studied the R.A.D. vocational levels through high school while spending summers with Ballet Magnificat and Colorado Ballet. Anna was accepted to the dance […]

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Heather Rome

Heather Rome

Heather spent 10 years at Metro dancing on our top competition lines. Heather has been teaching at Metro for a number of years, primarily working with our award winning dancing dad team!  While attending high school at Spring Lake Park, Heather was a member of their varsity dance team including 2 years as their captain.  […]

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Tina Wallum

Tina Wallum

Tina Wallum had a long and varied professional performing career in the Twin Cities for 17 years.  She danced with Minnesota Dance Theater, Ballet Minnesota, Ballet Art Minnesota, and Ballet of the Dolls.  She trained all over the country including, Children’s Ballet Theater in NY, Pennsylvania Ballet, and has had some of the most renowned teachers that still inspire her.  Currently […]

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Danica Whitney

Danica Whitney

Danica has been with Metro Dance Center since she was 5, dancing in both recreational classes and on competitive lines.   She has been teaching regular classes since 2003 including tap, ballet and jazz, Adult Tap and Dancing Dads.  Danica is a graduate from Argosy University with an Associate of Applied Science Degree.  She is also […]

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Ellie Wood

Ellie Wood

Ellie was a competition dancer on Metro Dance Centers’ top competition lines for 12 years.  She has taken classes at world renowned studios in Los Angeles and New York.  She has both danced and assisted for well-known chorographer Michael Schwandt and has taken classes from Nikki Snelson, Mandy Moore, Kim McSwain and many other top […]

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