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!.
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.
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.
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.
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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.