"My purpose as a coach is to help develop resiliency, responsibility, compassion, and respect in my athletes. My purpose is to help each dancer develop necessary skills to be successful in themselves by utilizing the four character skills as well as developing their abilities to be positive teammates to one another for the common goal of the entire team and the dance program."
Nikki has danced for over 20 years. Her experience includes: studio competition, Eastview LDT, UWEC dance team, directing a dance program in college and international all-star dance. This is her second year coaching MN high school dance team and is excited to be adding fall dance under her belt. She is currently the Head JV coach at Andover High School during the winter season. She graduated with a BA in psychology from UWEC and holds an MSW from University of St. Thomas and St. Kate's.
"I coach to give these young women the great experience I had while dancing in high school. The experience of making lifelong friends, teamwork, and having fun. I want to guide them through an experience they will never forget."
Jenny has been dancing for 15 years through studio dance and high school. She took some time off dancing to focus on her degree in college. Jenny attended the University of Minnesota Duluth where she earned a degree in Early Childhood Education. Currently, she works in the Spring Lake Park School District teaching Preschool Special Education. This is her first-year coaching, and she is excited to see what SLPDT can do!