"They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about"
- Job 21:11
Who We Are…
Conveniently located right off of HWY 43 in Saukville, we staff highly trained professionals in dance instruction. NLD is a place where students learn the art of dance in a positive and moral driven environment. Dance is a life-long experience that aids in guiding students to find their own passion for movement from within. Our goal is to guide dancers through a variety of disciplines in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Performance Company and Competition Team.
Where Does Our Name Come From?
Nine Ladies Dancing is from the popular Christmas song "The Twelve Days of Christmas.” According to a recent article published on the meaning of the song, Nine Ladies Dancing is symbolic to 9 life principles (Love, Joy, Peace, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control, and Patience.) These 9 fruits are the foundation of our teachings. Along with teaching the great discipline of dance, you can be rest assured that your children are in an environment that is morally and ethically safe. We focus on having clean music lyrics and modest costumes.
Miss Cari has been sharing her passion for dance and mentorship with students for 20 + years. She is the founder of Nine Ladies Dancing and “10 Lords A Leaping”, a 501(c)3 charitable organization. I have been in love with the art of dance since I first saw the Nutcracker Ballet at the age of four and I have been dancing ever since. With eight years of teaching experience, my favorite part of teaching is watching students grow not only as individuals but also as dancers. I focus on executing proper technique and terminology; all while encouraging students to find their inner passion for dance. My classes are challenging yet fun while maintaining a positive atmosphere.I have studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop and African at various studios near Milwaukee. Through high school, at Pius XI, I attended technique and performance courses. I also performed for the dance team as a captain. Upon graduation, I performed for the Milwaukee Bucks as an Energee Dancer. After having spent a year as an Energee Dancer I decided to pursue degrees in Marketing and Dance. I will be graduating with a BFA in Contemporary Dance in Spring of 2014 and I currently have a Marketing Degree. While holding a scholarship in dance, I have performed in faculty and guest artist pieces. One of my favorite memories was being a performing intern with Oni Dance and Wild Space Dance Company. While my background stems from studio training, I also studied dance at Pius XI High School while also being on the dance team. I have performed in Summerdances 2010 and Winterdances 2011 for Elizabeth Johnson’s pieces “I Wanna Know What You’re thinking” and “Ball-Ad.” In 2013 I performed in a Milwaukee site specific piece for award winning choreographer Stephen Koplowitz.
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.
Lisa has been dancing since the age of 6. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point with a Bachelors of Arts in Dance. While in college, Lisa spent 2 summers in New York taking classes with the Nicolas Lois Summer Intensive and Alvin Ailey School. During the academic year, Lisa taught children dance classes and became the Assistant Director of Turning Point Dance Academy in Stevens Point.
After graduation, Lisa danced professionally for Kanopy Dance , under Artistic Director Chris Stevens, in Madison, Wisconsin. After moving to Milwaukee, she began performing with Dancecircus, under Artistic Director, Betty Salamun. Lisa has helped create children shows for the Symphony’s Artist and Children Education shows (A.C.E), as well as teaching masterclasses and still performing. Lisa moved to Chicago to continue learning and dancing. While living there, she did pick up performances for individual artists and taught advanced modern for Sherry Morray at Academy of Dance Arts pre professional students.
Because of her exposure to Pilates in college, Lisa chose to complete an 800 hour teacher training program while living in Chicago. She trained with Gary Calderone, Kathy Grant, Michelle Larsson, and Fran Ahrens. She has been fully certified since 1999.
In 2007, Lisa’s love of movement led her to GYROTONIC® and in 2013, she completed her level 1 training to become a certified trainer.
In May of 2017, Lisa completed a 10 month training for Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) and is now a certified MAT Specialist. Adding this skill, allows Lisa to test range of motion in her clients and students, find a limitation, and strengthen the muscles not functioning to their best ability.
Lisa is thrilled to be sharing these skills with students at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Dance department where she teaches Pilates, the Milwaukee Ballet School, Danceworks Inc, where she teaches a variety of styles and ages dance, and at her own studio, Enhanced Body Movement, in Mequon.
Ashley Platow started dancing at the age of three, crafting her art at multiple studios throughouth the Milwaukee area. These studios gave a wide range of opportunities to learn and perform dance in exciting new ways including; preforming at Disney World, participating in conventions and workshops and traveling to LA to study at the Edge Performance Arts Center. She later went graduate from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a BBA in International Business with minors in French and Dance. During her time at Whitewater, she participated as a dancer and choreographer in the Dancescapes performances and American College Dance Association festivals.
Ashley has been teaching in the Milwaukee area since 2016. She has experience teaching both recreational and competitive classes in ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary. She crated and managed a performance company at a local dance studio and is currently on the Jazz Faculty with Milwaukee Ballet School and Academy. She hopes to inspire students to love dance as much as she does and to find a safe haven in dance.
Mr. Tecwyn grew up dancing in Plymouth WI taking classes in Tap, Ballet, and Jazz. At the age of 9 he joined the Dancescape Ballet Company in Plymouth and performed in the Nutcracker, Cinderella, and many other ballets. In 2008 he started his teaching career working at various studio. In his time teaching, he choreographed many solos, large classes and their Nutcracker.
She have been dancing since she was 2 years old. She has trained in ballet at Steps of Grace, Above The Clouds, Milwaukee Ballet and now 9 Ladies Dancing. She is currently in level 6 ballet, pointe and level 4 Jazz. When she is not dancing at the studio she is dancing at Eastbrook Church as part of the Dance Eternal Dance Ministry or you will find her drawing. She's excited to share the love of Jesus with dance and help mold great technique within the younger dance classes.
Tabitha Verley danced Latin, Swing, and Ballroom all through high school and taught for a short time. Dance has always been a passion of hers and when her daughter wanted to dance they began looking for a studio. Kenzi, her daughter, started dancing for Nine Ladies in 2021 and they loved the environment and teachers so much that when the opportunity to teach came up she welcomed it. She lives in Port Washington with her husband, son and daughter.
Tiana Krenz is a homeschooling mother of 8 children, including 5 daughters who love to dance! She spent her childhood in competitive gymnasts, also studying ballet, tap, and jazz. In high school, she continued to dance, adding experiences in contemporary and lyrical, musical theater, and swing choir. She earned a degree in Youth Ministries from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and loves to talk about the Bible and theology. She looks forward to sharing her love of dance and tumbling with her students.
Mr. Caleb started dancing at 9 years old as he competed with an award winning hip hop team. He enjoys hip hop and krump dancing. His street dance nickname is Dyce. He’s competed worldwide to battle other krump dancers and he has won multiple events. Mr. Caleb shines when he can freestyle dance as it helps him to express himself and build energy. Caleb is one of the three young dancers from the United States selected to compete in FCD Krump World, an online dance competition. Caleb made the top 32, but ultimately lost to Hinata Princess Eyex Shimauchi, from Japan, for a place in the top 16.
Instructor and Business Manager
Miss Laura is a wife of 20 years and a mother to 3 wonderful children ( Lilliana, Gabriella, & Elijah). She has been working with young dancers for over 20 years. Laura was a competitive gymnast for 14 years and a cheerleader for 8 years. She went to Liberty University on a full Cheerleading Scholarship. After Laura sustained a career ending injury, she relocated back to Ozaukee County and began teaching children dance, gymnastics, and cheerleading. She taught competitive gymnastics and all-star cheerleading at North Shore Academy of Gymnastics. She also taught cheer and dance camp at Eastbrook Church for 20 years before passing it onto her daughter and her friend. Laura still teaches the dance ministry at Eastbrook church for children in grades 5-8. She taught cheerleading for Above The Clouds in Milwaukee for 7 years. As for the business side of things, Laura has always had a heart and passion for organization and administration work. Laura’s family calls her “EXCEL '' because she likes to put all things in excel sheets, binders and on the calendar. Laura worked for a non-profit in Milwaukee for 17 years doing administrative work and teaching. When she’s not at the studio you will find her either homeschooling her children, working with the 2-4 graders at her church, or taking her dog to the dog park. Laura is so excited to be a part of the Nine Ladies Dancing Family.