MEET OUR TEAM

Your Kids Are In Great Hands

Meet our talented team of instructors and helpful office staff at Dance Atlantic. Focused on teaching exceptional technique and creating unforgettable experiences, our team is committed to our dancers’ satisfaction and success. Our instructors have been certified through Dance Masters of America, so parents are assured their child is receiving the best education offered. If you’d like to set up an introductory meeting don’t hesitate to reach out.

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RICCI SPRIGGS

Owner/Head Instructor

*Dance Masters of America Certified Instructor

Ricci is the owner and head instructor at Dance Atlantic. Her extensive training includes, Gus Giordano's Dance Center, Stephens College and University of Iowa. She is also certified to teach through Dance Masters of America & USTA Tumbling & Trampoline.  Ricci opened Dance Atlantic in 1994 and is proud to continue teaching students from Atlantic and its surrounding communities.

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KERRA CHRISTENSEN

Instructor/Tumbling Specialist/
Hip Hop Instructor

*Dance Masters of America Certified Instructor

Kerra brings a vast amount of knowledge to the students at Dance Atlantic. She has extensive training in all dance forms with emphasis in hip hop and tumbling. Kerra is the studio's hip hop teacher and is a Dance Atlantic alumni.  Her competitive experience makes her a well respected teacher on our team.  Her passion for dance and teaching others to feel confident dancing is a true inspiration. She is a certified teacher through Dance Masters of America #47 & USTA Tumbling & Trampoline making her a great asset to our teaching staff.

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STEPH DROGO

Instructor 
*Dance Masters of America Certified Instructor

Steph is one of the instructors at both locations. She is trained in the 4 main forms of dance, but excels in Introductory dance with young students. Steph received her dance certification through Dance Masters of America #47.  As a Dance Atlantic alumni, Steph is excited to be teaching students and passing on her love of dance. Her compassion and mild manner make her a favorite with students and staff alike.

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KELSEY SMITH WALHOVD

Introductory Dance Instructor

*Bachelors Degree in Child, Adult & Family Services

Kelsey is one of the studio's Introductory dance teachers who specializes in child development.  Her patience and mild manner make her a perfect fit for young students. Kelsey is also a Dance Atlantic alumni. Her knowledge and understanding of children make her a valuable asset to our teaching staff.

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Oakland Office Staff

SHEENA HAGEN

CRYSTAL CHRISTENSEN

Crystal is the head office receptionist in the studio's Oakland location. A past "dance mom," Crystal has the experience and knowledge to help you with all your questions and needs.

Atlantic Office Staff

Sheena is Dance Atlantic's head receptionist/office personnel. Whether you’re looking to register for classes, have billing questions, or need fitted for shoes, Sheena is eager to help you.