"They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about"
- Job 21:11
Miss Cari has been sharing her passion for dance and mentorship with students for 15 years. She is the founder of Nine Ladies Dancing and “10 Lords A Leaping”, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
Caroline Seigworth started dance at a young age, taking classes at her studio and joining the Mukwonago Varsity Dance team in high school. She auditioned for the UWM dance department when she realized it was her life passion. She has had the opportunity to dance with Simone Ferro, Molly Shanahan (Mad Shak Dance Company), a re-staging of Trisha Brown’s Set and Reset, and intern twice with Deb Loewen (Wild Space Dance Company) and Dani Kuepper (Danceworks). She also worked as as one of the Student Undergraduate Research Fellows for "Mapping Migration of Gesture" with Maria Gillespie (Oni Dance Company). Their presentation at the UW-Milwaukee Research Symposium was one of the ten research presentations to win an award out of 400. She graduated in May of 2016 with a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a Somatic Minor. Post graduation she danced for Peter Stathas Dance Company.
She has choreographed for New Dancemakers, where it was selected to be shown at the American College Dance Association festival, and was accepted to be performed as part of the Milwaukee Fringe Festival. She also choreographed and performed for Danceworks show, "Get it Out There." She maintains a collaboration with Black Market Dance and Film, both in choreographing and dancing in the front of the camera for various dance films, music videos, and commercials.
Her teaching experience varies to many studios, styles, and ages. She has experience in teaching modern, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, stretching and conditioning, improvisation, and poms. She enjoys teaching both recreational and competitive dance. She loves teaching because of the connections she makes with students, many of them lasting past when she teaches them. She gets so much out of dance and loves helping others find that passion for themselves. She enjoys passing on the knowledge she learned from others before her, and helping dancers find their own artistic voice.
Miss Kendal has been dancing at Nine Ladies Dancing for over 2 years, but she grew up taking many dance classes at various studios such as the Dance Academy in Grafton, and NSAA. She started off with basic ballet and tap dance classes and eventually took part in hip hop and jazz classes by the time she was 7 years old. She has also trained in Pom dancing for a total of 4 years, with 3 years of experience of competitive cheerleading and 1 year of competitive Poms in High School.
During the 2018 competition season, Miss Kendal competed a contemporary solo that brought her to be a Dancer of the year finalist, along with an invite to a New York City dance intensive at the Rainbow competition in Milwaukee. Miss Kendal has training in ballet, tap, jazz, modern/contemporary, hip hop, pointe, and competitive dance.
She loves to work with children of any age, and enjoys teaching all styles of dance to young, aspiring dancers. Miss Kendal’s favorite thing about dance is that it offers a huge variety of styles in which to express herself through movement. Her favorite style of dance is Modern, but tap and hip hop are also some of her favorites. She hopes to continue dancing through high school as well as college and beyond, while studying other forms of art.
Janet Swartz started dancing when she was 3-years-old at Nadine’s Dancers in Memphis, TN. She took lessons in tap and ballet, adding jazz when she was 7-years-old. In high school, Janet was a member of the dance team at Germantown High School for four years. Along with performing at pep rallies, basketball games, and football games, she competed nationally in jazz, pom, and hip hop styles with the dance team. In 1999, she was a member of the UDA National Champion team for the Junior High Pom Division (and has the white satin jacket to prove it!). Moving to Wisconsin in 2013, Janet is the stay-at-home mom to three beautiful girls and enjoys sharing her love of tap dancing at 9 Ladies Dancing.
Kristina Krueger was born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin. She was a gymnast in her early years
which lead her to journey on to dance in high school. She soon fell in love with dance studying many
styles such as ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop and eventually graduating with a dance degree from
UW-Milwaukee. She has been teaching mostly little children and some adult dance classes since 2012.
When she is not teaching or performing dance she can be found teaching preschool, singing at church,
or relaxing at home with her loving fiancé and dog.