About Us

Our goal is to offer affordable, high quality classes to the metro area.

CORE began offering classes out of a studio space at a local gym to a handful of dancers. The studio outgrew its space and found its permanent home in September of 2016.

At CORE, we pride ourselves on high quality classes, affordable pricing and flexible schedules. Our teachers have a passion for dance and create a unique, family friendly, FUN atmosphere. Stop in today to meet our teachers, attend a free trial class, and tour our studio!

CORE Dance Company...

Is located on the northeast corner of 144th and Fort in the Standing Bear Plaza, and offers classes to dancers ages 18 month through adults. CORE has three large studios with one smaller studio designed specifically for our youngest dancers. All studios offer live streaming for parents and families in the lobby. Class offerings include: ballet, tap, jazz, leaps and turns, hip hop, pointe, musical theater, improv, stretch and strength, wiggles and giggles, tumbling.

ABOUT OUR STAFF & TEACHERS

Liz - Core Dance Teacher

Liz Walls

Owner/Director

Sam - Core Dance Teacher

Samantha Delts

Assistant Director

Cameron Miller

Teacher

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Liz Walls

Owner/Director

Liz was born and raised in Omaha, NE where she began her dance career. Liz began dancing at the age of two, and competing at the age of four. At the age of sixteen she underwent knee surgery, putting an end to her competitive dancing. She began assisting classes and followed by teaching. Liz graduated in 2014 from Creighton University with a Bachelors degree in Nursing, in which she practices full time. She has taught both competition and recreational students at studios throughout the Omaha area. Liz has choreographed competitively for the past five years and enjoys the competition atmosphere. Opening a studio has been a lifelong dream for Liz, and she feels blessed to be surrounded by so many amazing dancers and families. Liz primarily teaches our youngest dancers as well as the competition dancers.

Samantha Delts

Assistant Director

Sam was born and raised in Omaha, NE and began her dance career at the age of three. Sam has attended multiple studios and dance competitively since the age of five. She attended Millard North High School, where she was a part of their dance team for four years. Sam has a Bachelors degree in education. She most recently has joined CORE full and is excited to be a part of the administrative side of the studio. She has choreographed competitively for the past four years and has won numerous overall, top 10, choreography awards and special judges awards. Sam is the assistant director of CORE Dance Company and shared the same dream as Liz of opening a studio. Sam is going on her fourth year of teaching for CORE and is excited for the best year yet!.

Jadyn Bechtold

Teacher

Jadyn was born in Omaha, NE and began dancing at the age of five.  Her passion for dance is evident when she tells people she “eats, sleeps and breathes dance.”  She danced competitively in the Omaha area and became a member of the Millard West Dance Team her freshman year of high school.  At the age of sixteen Jadyn began her teaching career.  She graduated from Millard West in 2015 and currently attends The University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Jadyn was a member of the UNO Dance Team and is pursuing a degree in marketing with a minor in dance.  Her most recent choreography at CORE has won multiple overall awards, special judges awards, and choreography awards.  Jadyn joined CORE Dance Company in the fall of 2016 and teaches both recreational and competitive classes.

Cameron Miller

Teacher

Cameron Miller is a Kansas City native, and is currently contracted with American Midwest Ballet. Cameron started his ballet training at the age of ten, at Classical Ballet School in Kansas City, Northland. He then moved to the Kansas City Ballet School in 2008, where he continued his training until he graduated high school in 2014. He additionally performed with the Kansas City Youth Ballet Company, where he performed various roles such as Swan Lake Pas De Trois, Les Sylphides, Nutcracker, Prince Désiré in Sleeping Beauty, Napoli, Cinderella, Don Quixote, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake and various works from guest choreographers.

After his high school graduation, Cameron went on to pursue his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Performance and Choreography with a dual emphasis in both ballet and modern dance at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. There he was under the close direction of Paula Weber and David Justin, as well as Gary Abbott, Mary Pat Henry, Deeanna Hiett and Sabrina Madison-Cannon. As a student, he performed countless of their original works as well as works created by George Balanchine, Gregory Dawson, Winston Brown, and Philip Jerry. He has also had the opportunity to perform Sylvia Pas de Deux, White Swan Pas de Deux, as well as a contemporary pas de deux which was selected to be performed at an international choreographers showcase held in various cities spread across Guatemala, The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and ArtsKC.

After receiving his BFA in 2018, Cameron accepted a contract for American Midwest Ballet (formerly Ballet Nebraska) in Omaha, Nebraska. There he was selected to perform both Principal and Soloist roles from renowned choreographers. Highlights include Frank Chaves pas de deux At Last, Harrison McEldowneys Group Therapy and Mariana Oliveiras Death and a Maiden. He has also choreographed multiple works for the Kansas City Youth Ballet and YAGP.

Cameron intends to resume his education by pursuing his Masters of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Pedagogy and Choreography after his professional career. After, he aspires to teach and choreograph at a university level.

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Elizabeth - Core Dance Teacher

Elizabeth DuPont

Teacher

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Beth Gilbert

Teacher

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Sarah Ryland​

Teacher

Sarah Keating Ryland grew up dancing in Lincoln, NE. She began her teaching career at Hart Dance Academy, and was a member of the Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company, dancing in their annual production of the Nutcracker, as well as other ballets such as Sleeping Beauty and Copellia. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, where she danced on scholarship with the Scarlets for 4 years. She was a head instructor for Universal Dance Association, as seen in ESPN, and had traveled across the US and Europe teaching and choreographing. In 1999 she moved to Omaha, where she has continued to teach for the past 20 years, both as a studio owner and as a company teacher. Her passion is for ballet and perfect technique in all genres of dance! Sarah is married to Bill Ryland and mother to Clara, Trey, Katlyn, Faith, William, Hope, and John Paul.

Sienna - Core Dance Teacher

Sienna Scott

Teacher

Sienna was born and raised in Omaha, NE and began her dance career at the age of two.  She competed on a studio team and was on the Skutt High School Dance Team for four years.  Sienna was also a member of the University of Nebraska Omaha Dance Team and is currently pursuing a degree in sociology.  Sienna wants to continue her education and obtain a Masters in Occupational Therapy upon graduation from UNO.  Sienna joined CORE Dance Company in late Spring of 2017 and is excited to be on the summer and fall 2017 schedule.  Sienna will teach both recreational and competitive classes.