Kevin Mathis
Owner/Artistic Director M2 Dance Center
President / Founder Indiana High School Dance Team Association (IHSDTA, Inc) since 1994
President / Founder Indiana Danzforce All-Stars - 18 time NDA National Champions
Dance Director Lake Central High School - 18 consecutive Indiana State titles since 1995
7 time NDA National Champions 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012,
Choreographer 2004 Toyota Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Florida
Has over 30 years of instructional experience
Served on NDA National Advisory Board
National Judge at high school and collegiate levels appearing on Fox and USA Sports and locally throughout the United States

Lyndsey Podowski Schaap
Instructor/Choreographer/Professional Dancer
Bachelor degree in dance from Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Instructor for ballet, jazz, hip hop and school teams, toddlers through adults
Trained with acclaimed dance masters including Eduardo Vilaro, principle with Ballet Hispancio and founder of Luna Negra Dance Company; Shirley Mordine, founder of Mordine and Company, Ron Hutchins, Broadway choreographer and Malik Camaro, principle dancer with Muntu.
Choreographer for numerous state and national champion middle school, high school, collegiate and all-star teams including Lake Central HS, Portage HS, Munster HS, Wilbur Wright MS, Wheeler MS, Grimmer and many others.
Performer/Choreographer NDA National Champion Indiana Danzforce Pro Team All-stars
Instructor/Choreographer NDA National Champion Indiana Danzforce All-stars
Recipient of National Innovative Choreography Award at Hardrock Live in Orlando, FL
Former Captain of 4 time National and 15 time State Champion Lake Central Centralettes


Brianne Lakomy
Instructor/Choreographer/Professional Dancer
BFA in dance from Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Instructor for ballet, jazz, hip hop, and school teams, toddlers through adults
15+ years in dance education
Trained at Lou Conte, Mad Shak Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Company, and River North Dance Company. Formally trained with Jeff Hancock, Rita Ockrim, Dardi McGinley Gallivan, Krenly Guzman, Ron Hutchins, and Van Collins.
Choreographer for numerous state and national champion middle school, high school, collegiate and all-star teams including Univeristy of Chicago, Indiana Danzforce Allstars, Lake Central HS, Union HS, Highland HS, Hanover Central HS, Homestead HS, Clark MS, Wilbur Wright MS and countless others
Performer/Choreographer NDA National Champion Indiana Danzforce Pro Team All-stars
Highly demanded master instructor
Former Captain of 4 time National and 18 time State Champion Lake Central Centralettes
UDA Head Instructor


Kristen Maurer
Instructor/Choreographer/Professional Dancer
Bachelors and Masters degree in Communications and MBA with Purdue University
Instructor for hip hop, jazz, turns and leaps and school teams, toddlers through adults
Former Coach of Purdue University Dance Team
Dancer with NDA National Champion Indiana Danzforce All-stars
Former Captain of 7 time National and 18 time State Champion Lake Central Centralettes
Choreographer for numerous state and national champion middle school, high school, collegiate and all-star teams including Indiana Danzforce Allstars, Lake Central HS, Portage HS, Purdue University and many others.
Recipient of National Innovative Choreography Award at Hardrock Live in Orlando, FL
Instructor/Choreographer for National Champion Indiana Danzforce All-stars
Certified in CPR

Katie Johnson
Instructor/Choreographer/Professional Dancer
Bachelors degree in special education. Currently teaching in Chicago, Illinois
Instructor for hip hop, jazz, turns and leaps and school teams, toddlers through adults
Choreographer for numerous middle school, high school, collegiate and all-star teams both locally and nationally.
Former dancer for University of Illinois Dance Team
 
 
 

Toya Renee Ambrose
Instructor/Choreographer/Professional Dancer
BFA in graphics design - University of Memphis
University of Connecticut Spirit Head Coach
Choreographer for numerous nationally ranked teams including Univeristy Illinois Chicago, Univeristy of Illinois Champaign, University of Tenn, Lindenwood University, University of Memphis, Lake Central HS, Pattonville HS and Memphis Hip Hop and countless others
Her training includes Planet Funk of Houston, Tx, Gus Giordano and Lou Conte of Chicago, IL, Broadway Dance Center of New York and Monsters of Hip Hop
Performer with Chicago Lovabulls, UIC dance team, Memphis Grizzlies and, Fitness America
Instructor for hip hop, jazz, turns and leaps and school teams, toddlers through adults
Coach/Choreographer of UIC Flames - 2 time UDA Hip Hop National Champions
 
 

Deanna Stetsura
Instructor/Choreographer/Professional Dancer

Ms Deanna began her training at the Russia Perm Ballet School and eventuall pursued a law degree at Kuban State University. She has recently danced with the Milwaukee Ballet - Leading Artist; and with Ballet Internationale - Soloist; Columbia Classical Ballet - Principal; Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus and Kremlin Ballet of Moscow - Soloist

Performing Experience
Kitri, street dancer, Dulcinea “Don Quixote”, Odette/Odile “Swan Lake”, Carmen “Carmen”, Marie, Snow Queen, Arabian “Nutcracker” Nikiya “La Bayadere, Giselle, Myrtha “Giselle”, Raymonda “Raymonda” Grand Pas des Deux, Slave girl “Le Corsaire”, Princess Aurora, Lilac Fairy, Princess Florine, Lead in “Shopeniana”, Princess “Scheherezade”, Gertrude“Hamlet”

Lead in“Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Lead “La Sylphide”, Lead “Allegro Brillante”, Lead “Agon” Juliet “Romeo and Juliet”, Fleur de Leis “Esmeralda”, Lead “Creation of the World” , Lead Virgin in Chicago’s Lyric Opera “Samson et Delilah “and many other contemporary works by well-known choreographers, such as Val Caniparoli, Margo Sappington, Michael Pink, Stephen Mills, Bruce Wells, Kathryn Posin, Trey McIntyre, Adam Hougland, N. Kasatkina, Jerome Robbins, Stanton Welch.

Kelly McCarthy
Instructor/Choreographer/Professional Dancer
Stevie Rogers
Bacelors degree in nursing. Works at St. Margaret Hospital
Instructor for hip hop, jazz, turns and leaps and school teams, toddlers through adults
Dancer with NDA National Champion Indiana Danzforce All-stars
Former dancer of 7 time National and 18 time State Champion Lake Central Centralettes
Choreographer for numerous state and national champion middle school, high school, collegiate and all-star teams including Indiana Danzforce Allstars, Lake Central HS, Portage HS, Purdue University and many others.
Recipient of National Innovative Choreography Award at Hardrock Live in Orlando, FL
Instructor/Choreographer for National Champion Indiana Danzforce All-stars
Certified in CPR
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Leah Shaffer
Instructor/Choreographer/Professional Dancer
Stevie Rogers
Bacelors degree in nursing. Works at St. Margaret Hospital
Instructor for hip hop, jazz, turns and leaps and school teams, toddlers through adults
Dancer with NDA National Champion Indiana Danzforce All-stars
Former dancer of National Champion and State Champion Munster High School Dance Team
Choreographer for numerous state and national champion middle school, high school, collegiate and all-star teams including Indiana Danzforce Allstars, Lake Central HS, and others.
Instructor/Choreographer for National Champion Indiana Danzforce All-stars
Certified in CPR
 
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Lyn Clark
Office Manager
Associates degree in education
Responsible for all billings and office management. Lyn has been a dance mom for over 10 years. Her daughter Brianne was a member of the National and State Champions Lake Central Centralettes as well as National Champion Indiana Danzforce Allstars. Her son Brett is busy playing collegiate baseball and like Bri, continues to make Lyn and husband Jeff very proud.
Tenderly known as “momma c”

Sara Mathis
Administrative Assistant
Bachelors degree in health science with minor in psychology and currently pursuing her masters in couseling.
Sara has many office duties but is primarly an assistant to M2's owner and the IHSDTA President with additional consentration on customer service and communications.
 
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Jessica Langlois Kiszka
Instructor
Bachelor degree in nursing currently working in ICU at St. Margaret in Dyer, In
Captain 7 time National Champion Lake Central Centralettes
Captain 18 time National Champion Indiana Danzforce All-Stars
Indiana Danzforce Professional Dancer 2005-present
Certified in CPR

Catrina Penna
Instructor
Assistant instructor of Lake Central Dance Team
Former captain 7 time National Champion Lake Central Centralettes
Hip Hop and Turns & Leaps Instructor
 
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Tiffany Marquiss
Instructor
Assistant instructor of Lake Central Dance Team
Former captain 7 time National Champion Lake Central Centralettes
Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and Turns & Leaps Instructor
 
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Anastasia Amanatidis
Instructor
Dance Major Columbia College, Chicago
Assistant instructor of Lake Central Dance Team
Former captain 7 time National Champion Lake Central Centralettes
Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop and Turns & Leaps Instructor
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