Kathryn (Katie) Roy, Owner
Miss Katie is a Wichita native who has committed herself to the Fine Arts and the positive effects it provides in the community. A graduate from Wichita State University with a BFA in Dance, she has been able to travel the world performing while learning from many extraordinary and talented artists. Kathryn has danced in multiple states such as Kansas, New York, North Carolina and Missouri. She is a former member of the Wheat State Dance Collective, has performed as a Company Member in the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, performed in the New York Jazz Choreography Project, toured throughout Italy for the US Troops and also danced for Twyla Tharp, in one of her World Premieres. Kathryn is dedicated to sharing her passion and knowledge with the next generation while also providing an environment where young dancers can thrive and grow.
Katherine (Kat) Wurzer
Miss Kat is an ACE certified Personal Trainer, Youth Fitness Professional, and Tabata Instructor. She is also certified as an Acro Arts Instructor. This is from a prestigious Acrobatics School that focuses on safe and effective progressions and proven results in the five areas of Acro-Dance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering, and Tumbling. Kat was a competitive gymnast for many years, as well as a competitive and recreational gymnastics coach. She uses the knowledge and skills she learned in her training to help provide the best training for our dancers here. In 2017, Kat had the honor of choreographing a music video and teaching classes to the children of Wesley's children's Hospital. In 2018, she had the honor of judging the first annual Northwest Kansas Dance Competition. Miss Kat is currently Miss Wichita and competing for the job of Miss Kansas in May of 2021. She spends a lot of her time volunteering her time with students, within the community, and helping youth in need. Miss Kat is currently awaiting the decision from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to see if her nomination and application will be approved for the Governors Council on Fitness. Miss Kat is a senior at Wichita State University, majoring in Business Management and Marketing.
Nadia graduated in 2019 with her BFA in Dance Performance Magna Cum Laude at Wichita State University (on scholarship) where she joined Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre on tour in Veracruz, Mexico, and had the opportunity to work with choreographers Darrell Grand Moultrie, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, and recently Jammie Walker of Jessica Lang Dance. In the past, she has trained with ABT, OKC Ballet, Houston METDance, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, Thodos Dance Chicago, NobleMotion Dance, and Big Muddy Dance Company. She had the joy of performing with Ballet Wichita as a soloist and principal from 2008-2016, Alithea Mime Theatre, and Wheat State Dance Collective, and Regina Klenjoski Dance Company. Additionally, she teaches dance in and around Wichita, is an administrative assistant with Ballet Wichita, and teaches at the Wichita Montessori School. Many thanks to her entire family, Jill Landrith, and the faculty at WSU for helping her become the dancer she is today! Let’s dance!
Brennon Madrid, originally from Colorado Springs, CO, began his career at a young age in acrobatics, eventually adding in other forms of movement training including: tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop. He moved to Lawrence, Kansas to continue his training in dance at the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. He has had the privilege of working with Thodos Dance Chicago, Lindsay Hawkins from MADCO in St. Louis, LaneCoArts, Justin Giles from Soulescape and many more. Returning to his former “studio home” at ADA, he is excited to take on the role of Company Operations Director and continue teaching the next generation of dancers.
Courtney Wages is ecstatic to join another season with ADA as a teacher and choreographer for the 2020-2021 season! She is currently a senior at Wichita State University on a Performing Arts Scholarship where she is obtaining her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre with Dance as her Minor. At WSU, she has had the opportunity to work with Directors/Choreographers Amy Baker Schwiethale, Bradley Allan Zahr, Emily Orr, and Daxton Bloomquist choreographing and putting up shows for the past 3 years. In the past, she has trained in many styles one of her specialities being tap dance; hoofing with Sherri Hill, Broadway Style with Lynn Cramer, Chris Rice, Eloise Kropp, Amy Baker Schwiethale, and many more. She has had the joy of taking her pieces to KCACTF where she choreographed the entire Midwest region and offered multiple teachings of workshops. Courtney has also taught multiple masterclasses around the States in Tap, Musical Theatre, and Jazz. She also teaches and choreographs for multiple schools in the Kansas area and theatres back in OKC. Now let’s get those dance shoes on start DANCING :)
Elleigh McClelland will be graduating from Wichita State University in the fall 2020. She is currently a senior, working towards getting her BFA in Dance Performance with an emphasis in Modern. While at WSU, she has performed works by such luminaries as Darrell Grand Moultrie, Charlotte Boye-Christensen and Jammie Walker of Mark Morris Dance Group. She has attended the Joffrey Ballet School Jazz and Contemporary summer intensive in New York twice. She is also in her fourth season dancing with Regina Klenjoski Dance Company. Elleigh is very excited to begin her teaching journey at Andover Dance Academy!
Miss Emily is a current senior at Wichita State University obtaining her BFA in Dance Performance. Being part of Wichita State’s dance department has allowed Emily the opportunity to work with guest artists including Jammie Walker, Mary Lyn Graves, and Darrell Grand Moultrie. With WSU, Emily has had several opportunities to perform with Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre in shows such as Kansas Dance Festivals, annual spring concerts, and traveling to Paseo Performing Arts High School. Outside of school performances, Emily performed with Ballet Wichita for six years in their Nutcracker, four of those years she was a soloist. She also was a guest artist for Newton Dance Connections their inaugural year as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Additionally, she was a soloist for Metropolitan Ballet of Wichita for one season. Most recently, she was a member of Wheat State Dance Collective for their 2019 season. Further training includes summers spent with The Big Muddy Dance Company, Ririe Woodbury, Dante Brown, and faculty from the University of Utah. Emily is entering her third year of teaching dance and is excited to further the development of future dancers.
Born and raised in Maryland, Ms. Beckie is far from home, but that does not stop her from being a part of our family! An AA in Women’s Studies and a BA in Social Science offers an aid in knowledge and learning development with our students. With 32 National, Regional and Worlds titles, as well as 36 All American Cheerleading nominations-cheerleading skill is not a question. Even though Ms. Beckie comes from a world of cheerleading, this provides our studio with unique perspective of acro and dance. After 6 years of coaching, both in the United States and Internationally, she has decided to hang up her cheerleading medals and join Andover Dance Academy!